Body Awareness

by Annie Baker
directed by Anne Kauffman
January 4, 2012February 5, 2012

Press / News

“5 STARS! Body Awareness is a smart, modest work…a marvelously deft and humane comedy…what a beautiful start to Annie Baker’s theatrical body of work!”
— Time Out New York
“An engaging new comedy by a young playwright with a probing, understated voice…its quiet rewards steal up on you!”
— The New York Times
"Director Anne Kauffman immerses us in the lives of the four characters and the performances are compelling and assured."
Woman Struggles to Empathize With Troubled Son in the Wilma's "Body Awareness", Review in Philadelphia Weekly
"Annie Baker’s compassionate comic drama about a lesbian couple, their son Jared, who may or may not have Asperger’s syndrome, and a photographer who brings his “male gaze” to the festivities, the shallow political correctness of “checking in” leads to a much deeper excavation."
A domestic tale, from kitchen table to pillow talk, Review in the Philadelphia Inquirer
"hilarity that will keep ‘em laughing!"
Theatre Review: ”Body Awareness,” at The Wilma, Review in KYW Newsradio
"A skillful and thoughtful production of Annie Baker's biting comedy!"
“Body Awareness” at the Wilma Is More Than Just Masturbation Jokes, Review in Philadelphia Magazine
"The performances in this play are all first rate!"
Solid Performances Featured in BODY AWARENESS, Review in STAGE Magazine
"Truth is funny. I think if we play our roles with total sincerity, with all the sadness and despair, the audience will find it funny. Hopefully they will be able to laugh at themselves through us."
Preview: Body Awareness, Preview Feature in GPHILLY
“I think it’s the recognition of ourselves,” Martello added. “I think the source of the humor is that these people are struggling to figure out who they are, what life is about and how to get along with each other. I think that is a great source of humor."
Lesbian couple the focus of Wilma Theater comedy, Preview Feature in the Philadelphia Gay News