Benjamin Schmidt

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Reviews (2)
Burning Doors
East Village
The Knockturnal

“’Burning Doors’ is a determined piece, but not a stern one. It is not designed to be terrifying. But it is traumatic. It is clinical and nonorganic...The aesthetics here are just right. The writing is wry and uniquely Russian...The latter portion of the performance is rare- intense scenes of torture...The takeaway of this work is the lack of effect prison has on the bottom line of these individuals and those countering society.” Full Review

Hamlet. A Version
Midtown W
The Knockturnal

“The witty and sharp language comes from a writer particularly sensitive to political upheavals and crime…The overly flowery language of the time suits this environment unexpectedly well—particularly the Queen (played by Joy Hermalyn to delightful doting and reflective effect)…The work will leave you chuckling and considering ‘Hamlet’ in a technocratic light…The end seemed a little too tidy—but maybe that’s exactly the way it should be: a job well done.” Full Review