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"The tone of 'Baby Mama' is warm and inviting...Mariah’s script and performance are full of heart and an obvious labor of love. Her story truly stands on its own, and is thankfully uncluttered by theater-y gimmicks…It’s really funny, but never self-effacing. It’s incredibly tender, but she doesn’t gloss over or trivialize the complicated parts…'Baby Mama' also serves as a really interesting first-person retrospective of Mariah’s artistic life during and after her pregnancy." Full Review
"A rare ensemble drama with distinctly developed characters whose journeys complicate, rather than compete with, one another's...Witnessing the prom-goers confront the burdens of confinement, intimacy, and the impatience of waiting for their lives to begin, we are reminded that these intricacies of personal connection never disappear...'Okay' is full of attitude and a lot of fun, and a gentle reminder that there is life on the other side of high school and September 11, 2001." Full Review
"'An Intimate Evening With Typhoid Mary' features Martin Allen, written and played with great depth by Carl Holder, on the final night of his life...The play confronts us with the physical realities of death, and offers artistic expression as the only hope of personal resolution. Its keen design and detailed performances will linger with you." Full Review
"'The Last Class' is as funny as you expect. The coworker-friendship dynamic of Kelsey and MJ is a poignant example of a relationship where both parties don't realize how much they mean to one another - and then they do...Jazzercize is the vehicle for this reflection and self-discovery, much to my delight. But Kelsey's complicated feelings of befuddlement, betrayal, and displacement are recognizable to anyone who has experienced an identity-altering life change." Full Review
"'Honeycomb' is an astonishing work…The 27-person ensemble is well-directed by Jordana Williams…'Honeycomb' meshes together under her stewardship like one epic journey that is staged both in bold and broad strokes for the action sequences and finely realized in the intimate moments…In addressing the larger themes, 'Honeycomb' never loses its personable charm and passionate drive to take audiences into the exciting and uncertain future." Full Review
for a previous production "The source material is golden, and Summers can do no wrong with it...It’s someone’s wacky personal experience streamlined and theatricalized in a funny and touching hour-long presentation...It’s a real treat. I look forward to the future iterations and productions of this tender-hearted gem." Full Review
"Davies does an incredible job of dramatizing conflicting points of view on rape within the feminist/activist/survivors community as well as more middle-of-the-road perspectives, taking care to highlight how and where these perspectives overlap...The tensions of journalistic integrity coupled with the implicit expectation that Erika craft not just a cover story, but a feminist call-to-action, makes 'Stet' a rare play that’s as dramatically compelling as it is topical." Full Review
“There is not a weak link in this production...The plot is so tightly wound and the dialogue so rapid that its ideal audience must take joy in the marathon. Thankfully, with Marc Vietor at the helm measuring out the plot and clarifying the twists through clean staging, the weight of the plot never falls on the audience’s shoulders…’Scandal’ is a showcase of refined skill put through the prism of refined skill...The production is relentlessly satisfying.” Full Review
"Greco-Roman mythology is chock-full of sexual violence, and the story of Caenis is comprised of little else...The production's physical storytelling is extraordinary...We see Caenis as a victim and an aggressor, and while I applaud the creative team for consistently placing the actor in a position of physical safety and control, it doesn't make the imagery any less upsetting. Go see 'Caenis' for its agile performances, but prepare to carry the production's fraught tension home with you." Full Review
"'God Is A Verb' is a sublime example of cross-disciplinary collaboration. The play’s imaginative leadership and clarity of vision makes for a thematically and visually exciting story...You start to feel it in your stomach early on that this plan is never going to work, but 'God Is A Verb' reminds us that we shouldn't let an eccentric scientist's failure to create a Utopian global society prevent us from pursuing it in our own small and large ways." Full Review
for a previous production "A profoundly resonant new play...'Slut' is a perfect integration of compelling theater, activism, community engagement, and multimedia...'Slut' succeeds on so many levels. It tackles a fraught cultural norm with a compelling dramatic narrative (no small feat for a documentary theater piece). Unsurprisingly, the teenage cast is excellent...Kudos to the cast, their mentors, and the creative team for creating a powerful, urgent, and far-reaching piece of theater." Full Review