Why not, here’s some scores from most of the plays I’ve seen in my life. Some of the plays I was involved with, but I’m not including the ones I’ve written. In general, my rubric follows the lingering effect the performance has had on me:

  • D | stop it! stop it! you’re ruining theatre!
  • C | drops of worth surrounded by soul-sucking nothingness
  • B | pleasant at the time, ephemeral impact
  • A | glorious, world-shaking catharsis

I’ve organized them by location and approximately the order I saw them in (newest at the top of each city):

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NYC

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime | B
  • Tree of Codes | B
  • The Winter’s Tale | A
  • The Barber of Seville | A-
  • The Nanoman | A
  • The Way We Get By | B+
  • The Rake’s Progress | B
  • The Nutcracker | B+
  • The River | B
  • Sideshow | B
  • Scenes from a Marriage | A-
  • Perro Y Sangre | B
  • Macbeth | A-
  • All the Way | C+
  • No Man’s Land & Waiting for Godot | A
  • Sleeping Beauty | A-
  • Domesticated | B
  • American Games | B
  • reasons to be happy | A-
  • Electra | B+
  • Home: Home | B+
  • The Suit | A-
  • Clive | C+
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | B+
  • Mies Julie | B+
  • Orpheus Variations | A-
  • Cirque du Soleil’s KA | A-
  • Le Reve | B+
  • Raw Feed | B+
  • Hamlet | A-
  • Broken Heart Story | B
  • The Colbert Report | A-
  • Uruguayan Shorts |  B+
  • The Caretaker | B+
  • Death of a Salesman | A-
  • Storefront Church | B+/A-
  • War Horse | B-
  • The Columnist | B
  • In Masks Outrageous and Austere | B
  • Traces | B+
  • The Morini Strad | B-
  • That Beautiful Laugh | B+
  • Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind | B
  • Comedy Central Presents: Chris Hardwick | B+
  • Other Desert Cities | B
  • Venus in Fur | B+
  • The Arcane Game | B-
  • Burning | B
  • A False Solution | B
  • The Redeemers | B+
  • Elzbieta | B+
  • Posh Pill | D
  • Marriage | C
  • Jacob Sterling, Distinguished Alumnus | A-
  • In a Linguistics Class | C
  • Master Class with Cassiopeia O’Hara | C+
  • Catch Me if You Can | B-
  • The Illusion | B-
  • The Break of Noon | D
  • The Collection/A Kind of Alaska | B
  • Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake | A
  • Blood from a Stone | B
  • USER 541 | C+
  • Diary of a Madman | C
  • Schwarz! (Hansel und Gretel) | B
  • Fan-Boy | B-
  • Never Norman Rockwell | B
  • The Toxic Avenger | C+
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail | C+
  • The Lion King | B

 

Washington DC

  • Cinderella | B

 

San Francisco, CA

  • Madame Butterfly | B-
  • Scorched | B-

 

Portland, OR

  • (I Am Still) The Duchess of Malfi | B
  • Snow Falling on Cedars | B-
  • Design for Living | B-

 

Syracuse, NY

  • Hair | B
  • Deathtrap | A-
  • The Real Inspector Hound | B
  • Private Jokes, Public Places | B+
  • Equus | A+
  • Misery | B+
  • SubUrbia | B-
  • Around the World in 80 Days | B
  • Urinetown | B-
  • Our Town | D+
  • A Winter’s Tale | C+
  • The Lieutenant of Inishmore | A
  • Clauserella | B-
  • Babels in Arms | B
  • The Duck Variations | B
  • Wasp | B
  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile | A-
  • Fame! | D+
  • Lobby Hero | B
  • Carmen | B-
  • Greater Tuna | B+
  • Almost, Maine | C+
  • The Memorandum | B+
  • The Seagull | B-
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | B+
  • Dangerous Liaisons | C+
  • Driving Miss Daisy | B-
  • Lost in Yonkers | C+
  • Miss Julie | A-
  • The Mercy Seat | C-
  • Oedipus Rex | C+
  • West Side Story| B
  • Tooth of Crime | B-
  • All in the Timing | B
  • Anything Goes | B

 

London

  • The Bird and the Two-Ton Weight | B-
  • No Man’s Land | A+
  • Under the Blue Sky | A
  • Landscape/A Slight Ache | C
  • …some trace of her | A+
  • In-i | C-
  • Matthew Bourne’s Dorian Gray | A
  • Fat Pig | B-
  • Potted Potter | C
  • Timone of Athens | D+
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream | A-
  • A Disappearing Number | C+
  • War Horse | B
  • Oedipus Rex | B+ 
  • Rainman | B- 
  • The Creditors | B+
  • Marguerite | F
  • Avenue Q | A-
  • Blood Brothers | A- 

 

New Hampshire/Vermont

  • Into the Woods |A-
  • The Glass Menagerie | B+
  • The Sound of Music | B-
  • The Grapes of Wrath | B
  • Fearful Symmetry | B
  • Nora’s Lost | B+
  • Hard Candy | B
  • The Wizard of Oz | B-
  • The Wiz | C
  • This is a Test | B+
  • The Gift | C+
  • Pippin | B
  • Urinetown | B-
  • The Simple Truth | C+
  • West Side Story| B+
  • Knights of the Rad Table | B
If you’re curious about any particular performance, let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to talk more about it!