Why I Am the Way I Am

Solo Show · mpact pictures · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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DAVID WESTBAY certified reviewer June 27, 2022
tagged as: thought-provoking · topical
The play and performance were by turns moving, funny, and very thought-provoking. Writer/performer Erin Elizabeth Burns puts her heart and soul into this work, and I left the theater with a lot to ponder.... full review
LYNNE WAINFAN certified reviewer July 01, 2022
tagged as: politics · diversity · humanity
A perspective-expander... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 26, 2022
In reading the description, I was expecting a much darker look into society's villains. The show attempts a "both sides" approach to topics, but it seems rather silly to put a vapid social media influencer and a radical feminist (do these really exist in dangerous/influential numbers?) up against a White Supremacist and a Prosperity Gospel Grifter/Preacher. The harms and impact are not comparable. The show is a call for understanding, but the vignettes are fairly shallow. They attempt to give you an access point for empathy, but for many, the access point is too small to be successful. It's hard to understand what is intended to be the compelling insight in each monologue that would make the audience member better understand each spea... full review