Courtney Marie

About:  Courtney Marie is a New Jersey native with a tremendous love for the Big Apple. She has a degree in journalism and currently works in media. In addition to devouring all the theater that New York City has to offer, she also takes to the stage with AfterWork Theater Project and is grateful for the ch... Read more Read less
Reviews (32)
The Babies
Midtown W
TheaterScene.net

“The Babies gives new meaning to the phrase, ‘viewing the world through the eyes of a child.’ It's not all sleepy time and cookies. Sometimes the ‘you know what’ hits the fan and causes babies to grow up faster. A delightful and insightful journey about family and friendship for the whole family to enjoy.” Full Review

Dead Shot Mary
Midtown W
TheaterScene.net

“This one-woman show provides a thorough picture of what the police force was like back in the 1930’s and what was expected from the officers. Rachel McPhee delivers a captivating and heartfelt performance. She is candid and comical in her accounts of life as an undercover cop, having to camouflage her greatest accessory – her gun – when she was on assignment. Required to use her wit, intelligence, and resilience while on the job, Shanley made over 1,000 arrests in her 30-year c... Full Review

Caught
East Village
TheaterScene.net

“Upon entering the space at La Mama that is part art exhibit, part performance site, it is clear that this won’t be your typical piece of entertainment. Even before taking your seat, so many questions come to mind about the goal of the experiment that is explained as a variation on human imprisonment and its effect on the psyche. The concept instantly grabs your attention and sets the stage for a powerful and moving personal story – or so one would think.” Full Review

TheaterScene.net

“For those familiar with the over-the-top personalities, signature style, and crazy drama of the Kardashian/Jenner family, there is no shortage of cheap and hilarious shots that make for a sidesplitting evening. No one is safe, as relationships, selfie assessments and career choices are all pushed to the forefront as the family shamelessly and relentlessly picks each other apart. The silver lining? Suddenly, your troubles don’t seem so bad.” Full Review

TheaterScene.net

"This important play reflects much of the violence and inequality that our world is battling in every region today. Showcasing conflict in different ways and from different viewpoints and spotlights, 'The Beekeeper’s Daughter' fulfills its responsibility in bringing the vital issues to life and demanding attention." Full Review

TheaterScene.net

"A gripping and emotional account of the experiences that mold human memories and the lasting impact they create...Ledbetter does a convincing job of portraying a young adult who wrestles greatly with being present in life...'A Persistent Memory' is powerfully haunting and will leave audiences pondering the significance of memory in determining their life’s journey. A smart, valuable, and heartbreaking piece of theater that you won’t soon forget!" Full Review

Crude
Midtown W
Stage Buddy

"The play, by Jaffe, pits societal issues such as environmental responsibility against the ugly realities of the corporate world and its money-driven agenda...Under Haney’s tactical direction, 'Crude' challenges audiences to consider what is worth fighting for. This dark comedy boldly makes a statement about the struggle of staying true to one’s identity and values – and how failing to do so can be the reason one's life goes up in flames." Full Review

One Funny Mother
Midtown W
TheaterScene.net

"The honesty and crudeness in which this tale is told is eye-opening and hysterical, allowing the audience to instantly connect with this talented actress...Blizzard doesn’t miss a beat as she keeps the whole room in stitches. Her wit, charm, and wisdom are comedic gold and make for a flawless piece of entertainment...For a fun night out that will leave you laughing until you cry and as a well-deserved treat for that overworked woman in your life, this solo show will cure anything you’ve got." Full Review

Keep
Midtown W
TheaterScene.net

"Under Stephanie C. Cunningham’s careful direction, these sisters join together to attempt to clean up the apartment of their youngest sibling…Eye-opening, mysterious, and emotional, 'Keep' brings one family’s deepest secrets to the surface as one family embarks on a journey through a (literally) cluttered past." Full Review

TheaterScene.net

"An emotionally compelling view on the different stages of one’s self encountered over a lifetime…Audiences are in for a treat as this provocative and progressive new play examines many of the important social issues occurring throughout the world in a fresh and truly thought-provoking way...For an intense and revealing look at the state of humanity, 'The Hundred We Are' provides an epiphany worth considering." Full Review

Familiar
Midtown W
TheaterScene.net

"Danai Gurira’s 'Familiar' is nothing short of remarkable with its witty and interesting characters, family drama, emotional moments, and thought-provoking nature...It is apparent that this family has an intense dynamic as personalities clash over everything from life choices, to values, to honoring traditions, and it only becomes fierier as the play develops...An explosive masterpiece, Familiar will keep audiences entertained, enthralled and pondering the power of culture in modern society." Full Review

Monte Cristo
Chelsea
TheaterScene.net

"An interesting and lively interpretation to this infamous tale...Credit is due for the actors being as still as statues, but is at times a lot to follow and a tad distracting. While lively, a number of scenes could have used a bit more cohesion and polish, in terms of line delivery and overall presentation...Fans of this epic tale will enjoy New Light’s adaptation, and this organization is very much worth checking out for their innovation and willingness to take risks and play outside the box." Full Review

TheaterScene.net

"'The Widow of Tom’s Hill' hinges on the core of human nature when tragedy strikes and what is worth fighting for. As individuals face desperation and are forced to make difficult choices, their true colors emerge, and may cause heartbreak and pain to those who loved them the most... Captivating, alluring and powerful, 'The Widow of Tom’s Hill' opens the mind and shines a light on human motives and expectations." Full Review

Romance Language
Midtown W
TheaterScene.net

"While the storyline is a bit far-fetched and unrealistic, the lessons and truth it brings about for Penny and Kay are necessary and what defines the heart of their mother-daughter relationship...This decadent play will have the audience wishing for far-off lands, but will ultimately bring them back to the life reality has in store for them. Lessons will be learned and boundaries will be pushed on this romantic journey. We may not get what we want, but we will always get what we need." Full Review

Bike Shop, The Musical
East Village
TheaterScene.net

"The honesty in which the story is told is heartwarming and a lovely reminder that just like falling off a bike, we must dust ourselves off and get back in the game after a setback. Barkan explores the depth of her emotions as she hides away to deal with it all. Her Irish grandmother comes to her and reminds her of all the chutzpah she possesses. In the end, the twist on the uplifting personal success story is a fun and innovative one, as passion and strength re-emerge. Join the ride!" Full Review

Melissa’s Choice
Midtown W
Stage Buddy

"A thoughtful and realistic look into the depths of a woman’s right to choose. Playwright Steven Somkin explores a controversial issue in a compassionate and insightful way...Never wavers and perfectly captures the internal thoughts and emotions of a young woman forced to make a life-altering choice. Heartfelt and thought-provoking, 'Melissa’s Choice' has the power to spark discussion." Full Review

Daddy Issues
Midtown W
TheaterScene.net

"For a fun twist on family drama, Marshall Goldberg’s 'Daddy Issues' delivers. Approaching familial issues and expectations in a hilarious and heartfelt way, this comedy makes a powerful statement and has something for each member of the family." Full Review

Bachelorette
Soho/Tribeca
TheaterScene.net

“This revival of Leslye Headland’s 2010 comedy is as caustic and outrageous as ever. While looking ahead to a wedding day is supposed to generate feelings of excitement and bliss, this is often times not the case with several different personalities in the same room. It can be a very stressful time as emotions heighten and feelings get hurt, and ‘Bachelorette’ humorously and dramatically represents this experience." Full Review

Butler
Midtown E
TheaterScene.net

“‘Butler’ is a tale of conscience, courage and transcendence. As Major General Benjamin Butler, Ames Adamson has risen to power but is faced with a decision that could change the game for slavery in America. Many of the themes surrounding a nation divided such as injustice, prejudice and lack of understanding remain extremely relevant today. Instead of ignoring the issues or using power as the only weapon, ‘Butler’ uses empathy and understanding as a means to connect.” Full Review

Stage Buddy

"Starring four very talented and captivating ladies this new musical treats audiences to an evening of favorites from the '50s and '60s…Their voices are mighty yet soulful and make a strong connection to the material covered in these songs dealing with the universal themes of searching for love, the pain of dealing with an untrue partner, and finding one’s own strength...'The Marvelous Wonderettes' will keep you dancing all night!" Full Review

Hello Dillie!
Midtown E
Stage Buddy

"Keane showcases the talent, wit, and brilliance that have sustained her career for decades...Keane’s sound and lyrics are truly one-of-a-kind…She is unabashedly honest and fearless….Her songs leave audiences nodding in agreement and provide a sense of comfort, as your troubles no longer seem so bad...Keane really does bare her soul in the material and an underlying tenderness is found within the melodies, providing a sense of healing not only to herself, but to all humans." Full Review

Ross & Rachel
Midtown E
TheaterScene.net

"This very talented actress relies on wit, candidness and sentiment to tell her story and doesn’t hold back when giving audiences the complete picture – in both the joyful and difficult times...For an entertaining and eye-opening take on life, love and relationships, 'Ross and Rachel' is guaranteed to make audiences laugh and cry as they join Vevers for the ride. Get ready to meet this legendary couple in a whole new way!" Full Review

Midnight Kill
East Village
TheaterScene.net

“As the actors interact with each other and work to share this story, the spirit and tenacity in which they do so is something remarkable. Their presence and focus in bringing a significant time in history to life leaves the audience with chills. While it is so important to pay attention to the subtitles in this production, it is hard to tear your eyes away from the living story taking place on stage...Guaranteed to stop audiences in their tracks and keep the mind’s wheels turning.” Full Review

Stage Buddy

"Making due with basic props like ladders and small tools to recreate classic scenes, the focus is on the action and the relationships between the characters. It's proof that lofty and elaborate sets are not always necessary for great storytelling. This diverse cast breathes new life into this classic tale, under Lear deBessonet’s strategic direction, with plenty of humorous moments as well as emotional hook points." Full Review

Votes
Midtown W
TheaterScene.net

"This production offers many laughs as well as entertaining moments…Under Kurlander’s intricate direction, 'Votes' presents a moving and personal picture of the real lives and feelings of an extremely powerful couple in America…The chemistry between Wright-Mathew and Miller is thrilling to witness…'Votes' will give audiences something to smile about...Entertaining, whimsical, and smart, 'Votes' is just the ticket." Full Review

The Goodbye Room
Midtown W
TheaterScene.net

"Playwright/director Eric Gilde’s new drama, 'The Goodbye Room,' realistically and powerfully captures a family’s journey after losing a loved one...A storyline that is eye opening, stirring and poignant...This play is a haunting reminder of what death can bring out for those still living...This play will leave audiences with much to think about, when it comes to dealing with family matters and forces us to take a good look in the mirror when it comes to the relationships that matter the most." Full Review

The Good Girl
Midtown E
TheaterScene.net

"Emilie Collyer’s new sci-fi play presents a provocative and complex dilemma...The chemistry between Gabriel and Baessato is fierce and electrifying...Under Adam Fitzgerald’s precise and thoughtful direction, 'The Good Girl' challenges audiences to take a long, hard look at their moral compass...When it comes to plays that hit the right mix of material that is out of the box, interesting and contemplative, 'The Good Girl' delivers." Full Review

Wide Awake Hearts
Midtown E
TheaterScene.net

"Under Stefan Dzeparoski’s skillful direction, this brilliant cast delivers a piercing and moving portrayal...While clever and enticing, at times all of the back-and-forth between the acting and their real-life struggles makes it exhausting and difficult to get to the core of each character. The fact that the characters also didn’t have names, adds to that murkiness, but in the end one thing is clear: 'Wide Awake Hearts' will leave you intrigued, pensive and hungry for more." Full Review

Empanada Loca
West Village
TheaterScene.net

"Rubin-Vega dazzles from her first moments on stage...'Empanada Loca' is the exhilarating haunt you’ve been looking for. Good luck getting any sleep after viewing this exceptionally creepy piece of theater!" Full Review

Half Moon Bay (Nylon)
West Village
TheaterScene.net

"This drama leaves audiences actively thinking throughout the entire production about why we are driven to make the choices we do and what causes something to snap inside of us. Captivating and intriguing, 'Half Moon Bay' brings Ibsen’s 'The Master Builder' to the present day, challenging audiences to consider the value of lives built and nurtured, and if they are worth shaking up." Full Review

Office Politics
Midtown W
TheaterScene.net

"The acting in this production is very brave and pulls back the layers of each of the characters in order to get to the heart of the matter...This production also brings to the surface an issue most workplaces try to handle quietly. It is so important to see how damaging a racist comment can be, and that 'joking' about certain matters is not acceptable...Hopefully audiences will open their eyes and come out a little more compassionate and understanding." Full Review

Less Than 50%
Midtown E
Stage Buddy

for a previous production "The two have good chemistry and their constant bickering on almost everything keeps the audience entertained...This show will keep you laughing and engaged as you follow their journey. The breaks that the stand-up bits from Gianmarco provide are comedic gold, using his skepticism to poke fun at the many popular beliefs surrounding dating and relationships. By the end, you may even realize that your own relationship is not as dysfunctional as you thought." Full Review