By Andrew Andrews
When a political outsider makes a name for themselves in the system, the policy wonks are never quite
Sarah MacIntyre (Rachel Pickup) is such an outsider. She’s the Uma Thurman of diplomatic relations, developing a new handbook entitled New Training Scenarios for the Resolution of Intractable Global Situations for
Lee Culvert (Kaliswa Brewster) and Paige Smith (Amelia Pedlow) are her wonks. Lee is excited to work with her.
When Sarah finally enters the “shitty, hot, smelly room” to “do something amazing,” the meeting of the minds and the clashing of personalities fills the beautifully-banal conference room (Caroyln Mraz) with enough discourse to make the most implanted
Written by Helen Banner and directed by Jess Chayes for Lucy Jackson and Dutch Kills Theater, Intelligence doesn’t just pass the Bechdel-Wallace test, it raises the bar for what a feminist
Exploring the relationships within and between genders in both the first and third worlds without ever delving into romance, this story proves that “three smart women thinking about the world” can be a commanding situation in hands
With Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, Sinan Refik Zafar, Sophia Choi and Jess Cummings rounding out the production staff with their own contributions of the highest quality, Intelligence delivers a flawless performance full of
Check it out, then come back and tell us how much you enjoyed this meeting from hell.
Andrew Andrews attended Intelligence at New York Theatre Workshop Next Door in New York on Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 7:00pm to write this review.