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Theatre Communication Group reviews THE SHIPMENT on OnthBoards.tv Mar 31, 2010

Theatre Communication Group's new blog posted a review of the experience of watching a film on OntheBoards.tv. The reviewer chose THE SHIPMENT to view since it was a performance she "intended to see while it was running [at The Kitchen in NYC], and never actually did." Here's a little of what she had to say:

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ArtDish on THE SHIPMENT Oct 7, 2009

Jim Demetre at ArtDish just posted a review of THE SHIPMENT:

When a Korean-American woman decides to take on the subject of race in America by writing a play about blackness cast solely with African American actors, the theater-going public is likely to be filled with curiosity, skepticism, or dread. But what happens when volatility and the promise of social revelation give way instead to an argument about the sorry state of American theater today?

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"The Point of the Play Is Not to Soothe" Oct 3, 2009

Check out the review just posted on the Teen Tix blog:

The atmosphere is one of light joviality; the patrons of On the Boards anticipate something great. Most seats are full, the theater is humming with conversation-- then silence pervades, and The Shipment begins with a burst of light and movement.

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"A communal Rorschach test" Oct 3, 2009

Misha Berson at the Seattle Times reviews THE SHIPMENT:

On the Boards is opening its new season with a crude, confounding, provocative and at times ripely offensive performance piece. That's a good thing.

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The Stranger and Seattle Met... Oct 2, 2009

...both recommend THE SHIPMENT:
"Playwright Young Jean Lee runs with scissors." - The Stranger

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Young Jean Lee's THE SHIPMENT Oct 2, 2009

While I like a work of theatre that is entertaining, I also like one that makes me challenge my own assumptions, has an emotional punch, and gets people talking — THE SHIPMENT does it all. Racial issues in America are always a sensitive and thorny subject to tackle, and this piece does it with humor, and while it might not seem like it as you feel like you’ve been punched by what’s been said on stage, with delicacy.

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Recommended Reading: PICA blogs Sep 24, 2009

Our friends to the South, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, recently programmed THE SHIPMENT as part of their TBA Festival. Their blog lit up with reviews about the show; here's a few to check out:
The Secret to Race: There's No Catharsis
by Jens Larson

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