How To Be An Ending

Solo Show · theater gum · Ages 16+ · United States of America

one person show
Add Your Review

certified reviewers


all reviewers


all press

GUY PICOT gia on the move certified reviewer June 25, 2023
Thought-provoking monologues from talented writer/performer.... full review
SAMANTHA RONCEROS certified reviewer June 22, 2023
Elena Rosa is an artist as well as an actor. The play, “How to be an Ending” reflects the nuance of that. It’s a performance piece. Each scene within the whole like a movement in an orchestration. The themes are constant, escape, fear, regret, pain, but the lenses change. One is a pregnant girl, barely old enough to be considered more than a child, worried that her baby would be taken from her. A trucker in a bad relationship trying to move forward. A further assortment of disparate souls all trying to make sense of their lives, few succeeding. Darkness seems to follow them and as Elena skilfully navigates the stage, the stories, and her own connection to them we see a pattern emerge slowly. There is a lot of darkness here. A lot of hop... full review
KAT LEE certified reviewer June 24, 2023
Wow. Just wow. The first one-woman show I have watched and I was in awe! The commitment to each character, the nuanced movements and miming, the ability to make you feel totally present in what the character is feeling - simply amazing! Elena is a powerhouse when it comes to commanding the stage and making use of the few props she has. It was exciting to watch each character come to life and tell their story with help from the visuals. ... full review
MARIE CARTIER certified reviewer June 24, 2023
Excellent ☆☆☆☆ Brava!!... full review
JENNA WADSWORTH MCCARTY certified reviewer June 24, 2023
tagged as: Pure Artistry
Pure Artistry. Captivating. Transporting. Elena's subtle and convincing acting brought to life the entire world she is portraying, and each new scene expanded the view into that complex world. The depth of meaning within very simple scenes is mind-boggling and thought-provoking. Elena embodies her solo performance so fully that the singular characters she portrays within each sparsely set scene, comes vividly to life. Her use of the large screen with simple visual and sound cues added to the immersive experience. ... full review
DAN PREVETTE certified reviewer June 22, 2023
This is a beautifully one of a kind show. It's apocalyptic, dreamlike, a little spooky, and VERY well acted. Performance should challenge norms and expectations and this show makes it a pleasure with a cocktail of theatre and visual art. By not placing narrative at the forefront and using character as the primary emotional core, Elena pulls the audience into a permanent lean-in so as not to miss a word, a phrase, or a gesture, and she manages to work some pretty big laughs out of us as well.... full review
TONY BARTOLONE certified reviewer June 16, 2023
A humanistic collection of character monologues with unifying themes. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2023
This play is a fantastic fit for Fringe, as it pushes the boundaries of conventional theatre. It negotiates the complexities of some of the social, cultural, and political issues that we currently grapple with, injecting it with humanity through the perspective of these characters that are superbly brought to life through Elena Rosa's electrifying performance.... full review
ANA LUJAN certified reviewer June 09, 2023
tagged as: fun · captivating · thoughtful
Completely captivated throughout the entire performance, hadn't realized an hour passed by until the end of the performance and we had to leave. Great time!!... full review
JEN AGOSTA certified reviewer June 12, 2023
I absolutely LOVED this show. Elena artfully mixes emotions that ride the line of fear, humor, self-doubt, discomfort, and joy seeking. ... full review