Audience: John McDonough


Start Swimming

Start Swimming is a brilliantly dark, metaphorical exploration of abusive power structures, how systematic rewards and punishments can be used to shape behavior and push us over the edge, and the ways that our society is already a dystopian nightmare.

The total production is an amazingly strange and gritty synthesis of the director's strength and clarity of vision, the talent, and dedication of the actors, the focused aesthetic excellence of the set and costume design, and some jarring audiovisual effects, all combine to create an experience that is far more than the sum of its parts.

I guarantee you've never seen anything like it.