Mark Cofta

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Reviews (6)
Broad Street Review

for a previous production "Joseph’s energetic portrayal, as directed by Simon Godwin, rejects the comforts Sancho enjoyed as a darling of high society...What shines forth in 'Sancho: An Act of Remembrance' is not just a fascinating, often overlooked historical character, but Paterson Joseph’s commitment to reveal and celebrate the forgotten Brits of African descent." Full Review

Broad Street Review

for a previous production “What seems like chatter actually lays a complex foundation for what's coming…Graham flips the whole play upside down in the first act's final scene…Ray and Shatique's combustible negotiation makes the short second act tremendously powerful…Would that Delaware's production served the play better. Paul Tate dePoo III's flat set sticks two clashing walls side by side…Graham's greatest achievement in this fine and important play may be knocking us from our comfort zone." Full Review

Holden
West Village
Broad Street Review

for a previous production "The staging is expert, with subtle costumes, atmospheric lighting, and adventurous sound design, in addition to Benacerraf's scenic design...Overall, though, we witness a condition more than a story. Salinger keeps his demons in check while writing and storing his output in a safe, an uneasy coexistence that doesn't explain or illuminate his major work's toxic influence on a few people." Full Review

Dogs of Rwanda
Chelsea
Broad Street Review

for a previous production "Through the character of David, played convincingly by Dan Hodge in this 70-minute one-man show, we see ourselves...Hodge's performance is extraordinarily genuine and personal...'Dogs of Rwanda' becomes an immersive and intense experience, a well-crafted play that goes beyond cataloging atrocities to investigate how and why they're committed and how we might somehow, someday, recover from them." Full Review

Exit Strategy
West Village
Broad Street Review

for a previous production "A depressing, brutally honest but also scathingly funny portrait of a floundering inner-city school...The ensemble shines as layers are probed and secrets revealed; no one is as good or bad as he or she seems. Instead, they’re all richly human, friends one day and enemies the next, crushed by despair one moment, then suddenly bolstered by renewed hope...A smart, lean production." Full Review

Philadelphia City Paper

for a previous production "Experiencing 'Macbeth' blindfolded is not a gimmick – it's a rare and fascinating experience that made me reconsider the process of seeing a play…John Schultz's careful hour-long cutting unfolds through the nuanced voices of an impressive cast…When we're allowed to remove our blindfolds, the hour seems to have passed like a dream. If we didn't see it, did it happen? Yes, yes, it did. And it was wonderful." Full Review