Heather Chamberlain

About:  Heather Chamberlain is a New York City-based theatre artist. In her twenty+ years in theatre, she has directed/produced for the Los Angeles and New York stage, performed as a physical actor/clown/classical dancer on the Las Vegas Strip, done underground/guerrilla theatre in Detroit and studied with ... Read more Read less
Reviews (9)
Preview kurios cirque white
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Stage Buddy

"Laprise and his fellow 'Kurios' designers have truly dug deep into the wonders of this era both in steampunk-influenced costumes/props/music and ambiance. Bicycle riders fly through the air, brightly colored goldfish leap in and out of the ocean (the trampoline). Steam-engine trains are powered by performers...The audience is left with a faint memory of a lifetime lived long ago, in an enchanted steam-driven factory of dreams." Full Review

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Stage Buddy

"A brilliant example of documentary theatre. Summers carries an air of candid charm and gentle wit...The intelligence of the staging - all the way from the many forms of multi-media and live music - points to why director Norich is such an interesting artist. Her approach to and delicate handling of this story are admirable." Full Review

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Stage Buddy

for a previous production "Rarely do more straightforward, traditional forms of storytelling hit on such urgent issues with such acute honesty and unfettered personal insight as. The writer, Alyea Pierce, and the cast of vibrant young actors are the steel spinal cord of the show…Directors Jennifer Little and Michael Pinnix have managed to balance the story with an ample dose of statistics and facts, told to the audience directly by the players. At no time does the piece feel too fact-heavy or theatrically thin." Full Review

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Stage Buddy

"The only vacancy I felt in the play’s speedy 70 minutes is more insight into the gentler times Benji and Erasmus must have shared. Surely the two shared a few laughs, a moment or two of actual bonding. Constant antagonism can’t be enough to link these two characters. The banter is too one dimensional to come from three dimensional characters. Just don’t let this glimpse of exposition come at the expense of the very funny actor, director or playwright jabs." Full Review

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Stage Buddy

"To choose a figure from history, then step into her shoes without theatrical trappings, seems too simplistic, even naïve. You know what though? It works. The power of Greenspan’s 'Compositions' lies in the experience it affords us of hearing Gertrude Stein talk in person, and against the backdrop of her philosophies, find our own." Full Review

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70
Stage Buddy

"So much of the plot is left, brilliantly, to the imagination...Thanks to spot-on casting and solid acting, one feels like real-life comics are onstage...Bennet would do his actors a favor by remaining a bit strict with pacing and caution towards energy-deflating physicality...Perhaps in future stages of this play, one may have the chance to spend more time with this elusive character, Seymour. Such artists as he is based on deserve an even deeper appreciation." Full Review

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Stage Buddy

for a previous production "The story and Abel’s experience would resonate on a much deeper level if some of the text were replaced with more of these visually-powerful moments that are created using other theatrical conventions than the spoken word. The play is dialogue heavy and a bit thin when it comes to theatricality, save for the beautiful transitions." Full Review

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Stage Buddy

"Director Chongren Fan has created a sweet and gripping piece of theatre with 'Behind the Mask.' Fan’s theatre expertise, being rich in both Western and Eastern training, is obvious. As a navigator of our journey, he made me feel like I had traveled to China, if only for one hour. The young cast is full of heart and vigor onstage." Full Review

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Stage Buddy

"The direction is so precise, she achieves a perfect balance of humor and emotional gravity. I did not watch actors acting at 'Office Politics.' I watched people living...The script needs a tad more scrutiny. It feels as though there were once more complex plot twists, which are now only hinted at...Nothing that a few 'scenelets' added to the first act can’t solve, similar to those near the end of the second act." Full Review