Read the Reviews for Clare Barron's Shhhh at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company | Playbill

The Verdict Read the Reviews for Clare Barron's Shhhh at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company

Barron, a Pulitzer finalist for Dance Nation, also directs and stars in the work's world premiere.

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Clare Barron Marc J. Franklin

Atlantic Theater Company's world-premiere production of Clare Barron's Shhhh opened at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Stage 2 January 31, after beginning performances January 14, and the reviews are in. The run is scheduled to continue through February 13.

Barron, a Pulitzer finalist for her work Dance Nation, has not only written the new piece, but directs and stars as well.

Read what critics thought about the production in the reviews below.

New York Magazine / Vulture (Helen Shaw)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Gillian Russo)

New York Times (Maya Phillips)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update this page as reviews come in.

Described as "a study in kink, trauma, pleasure, and revenge," the production also features Janice Amaya (Cartography), Annie Fang, Nina Grollman (To Kill a Mockingbird), Greg Keller (Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven), and Constance Shulman (The Rose Tattoo).

Barron leads a creative team that includes scenic designer Arnulfo Maldonado, costume designer Kaye Voyce, lighting designer Jen Schriever, and sound designer Sinan Refik Zafar. Laura Smith is production stage manager and Thomas Dieter assistant stage manager, with Unkledave's Fight House serving as intimacy coordinator and Agnes Borinsky as dramaturg.

Audience members are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, accepting the digital Excelsior Pass, the NYC COVID Safe Pass, a photo or copy of a CDC vaccination card, or a photo or copy of an official immunization record from outside the U.S., with all guests also required to present identification. Masks are required indoors at all times.


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