Review On BLACKBOXING


lea walker

Publicist


An wickedly funny, laugh out loud (and at times all too real) behind the scenes parody/look at the creation and mounting of an indulgent one person blackbox show. For Fringers and performers alike we can all probably see at least a tiny bit of ourselves in this show which is both scary and brilliant!

What I liked

I loved the interaction of Travis and Jim – especially Jim as the Wizard, hidden behind the scenes as all good wizards should be. I loved that it was, or felt immersive with me actually not having to do work and I still actually felt like part of the piece. The unexpected ending was a nice touch. While we all laughed OUT LOUD the whole time, the ending allowed the audience, of which I assumed many were performers/producers/etc to bond with Travis because as creatives and performers we too are always looking for validation and to be heard.