Inspired by sexual harassment allegations brought against a nationally known clothing company, UNSEAMLY focuses its attention on an industry that has become synonymous for pushing the boundaries on sexuality while inflaming debates as to what is socially acceptable.
Production InfoCast: 3 total (1 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
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“UNSEAMLY is a Mamet-style satire staged at hurtling velocity … Smart, fast, filthy and funny!” —Wall Street Journal
“A Rashomon about sexual harassment, Oren Safdie’s thought-provoking UNSEAMLY is about the elusive, selective nature of memory.” —New York Times (Critics’ Pick)
“The word ‘fun’ seems to be an odd choice for describing a play about sexual harassment. Gloriously dramatized, the whole evening takes on a biting, darkly comic edge, taking us on a wild and merry carnival ride.” —Talkin’ Broadway
“Safdie’s he-said, she-said drama is thrilling, haunting and magical … Just when you think you have it all figured out, he hurls a curveball.” —Theater in the Now
“Unseamly is a furious, filthy, and fascinating look into media manipulation, the process of spin, and the consequence of salacious action … Smart, engaging, and thoughtful.” —Manhattan Digest
“UNSEAMLY is a daring, thought-provoking play that speaks to a malaise of our times.” —Montreal Gazette
“[In] Oren Safdie’s provocative new play UNSEAMLY, you don’t know what or whom to believe. The material is powerful and timely, and never lets the audience off the moral hook.” —Rover Arts
“Nothing is black and white in this piece and it’s this vast gray area that makes the play so provocative … Thoughtful, well-written, it circles around in your brain long after you’ve left the theatre.” —Bloody Underrated
“Engaging … Dynamic … With much laughter … I do recommend that you see this play and witness a side that you might not have been aware of in the fashion industry.” —Mobtreal
“If art is all about the audience’s emotional reaction, UNSEAMLY is an undeniable success … Intense and gut-felt.” —Montreal Rampage
“UNSEAMLY is an absolutely extraordinary piece of truth.” —Montreal 157
“Troubling, especially frank and terribly human, in UNSEAMLY, the victim is not a victim, the executioner is not an executioner and the hero is not a hero. The text of Safdie is extremely rich, devoid of artifice, and deals with a contemporary issue reflecting sexism and hierarchy that exist in most companies and where young women, particularly immigrant, too often lose.” —Le Delit
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UNSEAMLY was produced by Infinithéâtre (Guy Sprung, Artistic Director) in Montreal, Quebec, opening in February 2014.
UNSEAMLY received its American premiere by Urban Stages Off-Broadway in New York City (Frances Hill, Producing Artistic Director; Peter Napolitano, Associate Producer) in October 2015.
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