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Safiya Martinez's So You Can Hear Me Reviews

The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater (San Francisco, CA)

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45 ratings
4.6 average rating
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348 reviews
73 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

I enjoyed her performance. She is very talented. Agree with another reviewer that it took a little bit to get into it. Seems like she found her rhythm as it went along. I then wish it had lasted longer. Her characters are very well done. I...continued

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416 reviews
71 stars
attended Aug 23 2013

Not for me. Almost from the opening moment, I had an idea this show wasn't going to be for me and that's exactly what happened. I simply didn't find the acting or the story very engaging. I did enjoy a couple fleeting moments of the different...continued

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166 reviews
41 stars
attended Jun 22 2013

A very promising beginning. I look forward to seeing her next show to see where she's headed when she gets beyond the autobiographical.

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128 reviews
28 stars
attended Jul 19 2013

I found this performer quite mesmerizing in her physical movements as well as in her storytelling. However, for me the final effect of the entire performance left me a bit drained instead of drained but feeling that she had reached an emotional...continued

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53 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

Safiya is a very talented performer! Although the beginning of the show was a little slow (and Safiya seemed a little nervous), as the show progressed, Safiya became more confident, and she "channeled" the various people she has interacted with,...continued

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62 reviews
5 stars
attended May 25 2013

fabulous acting. She takes on about 10 different roles and you actually believe she IS that person. Don't miss!

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57 reviews
91 stars
attended May 25 2013

Safiya Martinez is a personable storyteller. We meet students, friends, and even her mother, in this monologue about her trial by fire as a new teacher in one of New York City's toughest schools!

Martinez slips in sophisticated references while...continued

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48 reviews
89 stars
attended Jul 18 2013

We thought she was wonderful. Those New York accents made me miss the City. Very clever. I'd like to see more of her.

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21 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

Excellent show. Ms. Martinez is a great story teller and all of her characters had definition. Her experiences with teaching in the New York school system were vividly retold. I imagine she planted a great many seeds in the minds and hearts of the...continued

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19 reviews
10 stars
attended May 30 2013

Anything at The Marsh is worth seeing. They are a hidden gem in the heart of the Mission where you can see great one-person shows for $20. They are currently facing financial difficulties due to a last minute show cancellation. Please go out...continued

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15 reviews
15 stars
attended Jun 27 2013

Such energy to sustain for over an hour! Safiya is a real talent. The story is compelling and very real, and Safiya changes from character to character with ease and magic. I would definitely recommend this performance.

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12 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

Safiya is a brilliant artist. Her writing, acting and grace as she moves on stage are breathtaking as she invites the audience to go with her on an amazing , funny and moving visit to her life and work in the Bronx. Wow!
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12 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

VAYA Safiya! Your character portrayals were reminders of simuliar experiences in the Lower East Side. However, my Puerto Rican college roomate from The South Bronx ( now an MD) and I also recall "Roots" Mentors, Teachers, Familia, and Neighbors....continued

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 28 2013

This is an extraordinarily powerful show by an extremely talented young performer. Safiya gives 110% of herself to presenting a large number and wide range of real-life characters who have shaped her life. In particular, her presentation of...continued

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8 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

I enjoyed the show but was so glad that I did not take my teenage daughter. A little over the top with the language and sexual explicitness, although it's probably a real portrayal of her experiences.

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 06 2013

SO YOU CAN HEAR ME was a wonderful, personal, dramatic experience. Safiya was completely convincing, captivating, charming, REAL. We were wowed by her presence and precision!

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 20 2013

A marvelous show and performance. Earnest, heartbreaking, and hilarious. I'd consider going again.

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 28 2013

It was good. Parking was horrible.

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4 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

Loved it. So much heart. So much depth. Would watch it again.

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

This was spectacular! Safiya was so great in telling her story. It was funny, emotional, courageous and touching. Absolutely just loved it!

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