The Reviews are in – Ocean Filibuster Reviews


Photo by Pim Lin, Forest Photography at the University of Houston, 2022.

Reviews are in for Ocean Filibuster’s performance at Kingsbury Hall! Each reviewer noted the skill of actor Jennifer Kidwell, who played both the Ocean and Mr. Majority, the production’s unique and immersive projections. Here’s what they had to say:

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Arts writer Josie Hind wrote a glowing review of Ocean Filibuster, noting that “Kidwell’s ability to switch between the Ocean and Mr Majority was “a feat of performance”… “through a combination of large-scale projection, song and audience interaction, the show was exceptionally unique, engaging and educational.”

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Reviewer Stephanie Garcia notes the importance of Ocean Filibuster’s message: “through humor, a lot of scientific facts, and visual immersion, [Ocean Filibuster] unfurls the specifics of how poorly our anthropocentric approach has managed and exploited natural life and resources”.

Garcia also commented on Ocean Filibuster’s relevance here in Utah: “If anything, Mr. Majority reflects how this city and state’s leaders have overlooked, and put at risk the future even of their own children on behalf of business, greed, and profit.”

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Utah Theatre Bloggers Association

Salt Lake playwright and Utah Theatre Bloggers reviewer Tatiana Christian calls Ocean Filibuster “a powerful performance piece that challenges people to de-center human desires and focus on her, the Ocean…encourages audience members to think about the interconnectivity of life and that it isn’t just humans who live here.”

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