Mark Blankenship

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Reviews (2)
Every Brilliant Thing
West Village
TDF Stages

"Crucially, Donahoe’s feisty performance makes this play about depression and suicide feel buoyant and nuanced, not viciously dark or cheaply optimistic. As Macmillan says, “There’s a way of talking about it that’s sincere and funny and accessible and tries to communicate the complexity of the issue without being mawkish about it. That’s the tightrope walk.” Full Review

The Sound and the Fury
East Village

for a previous production "ERS creates a theatrical language as complex as Faulkner’s literary technique, and the result is both maddening and exquisite...Collins and company seem more interested in Faulkner’s style than in the story he’s telling. The author uses his devices to serve a larger human drama, but in this production, feelings rarely break through. ERS works with intelligence and imagination, but their efforts would be even more rewarding if they balanced their cleverness with simple, raw emotion." Full Review