Matt Kiesling

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Reviews (5)
The Talmud
Theatre is Easy

"This ambitious work moves at a dizzying pace, and combines new technology with traditional stagecraft…Many things feel significant, but it is rarely clear just what that significance is…Further, for a self-described kung fu-inspired show, there isn't much martial arts movement." Full Review

A Blanket of Dust
Theatre is Easy

"Squires's writing is at times excellent, with some compelling scenes of dialogue, especially those in which two characters speak from the heart. And these scenes are helped by some strong acting...Yet the script is also where the show struggles—there is a lack of nuance in character and arguments...While I think 'A Blanket of Dust' raises topical questions for our current political world, it lacks some subtlety, which left me feeling a little spoon-fed." Full Review

The Lucky Ones
East Village
Theatre is Easy

"Heartbreakingly human, semi-autobiographical tales...Anne Kauffman's direction and Sonya Tayeh's choreography work impeccably well with the music...A testament to Kauffman and Tayeh’s leadership, the show’s entire cast, tops to toes, gives an inspiring performance...It is viscerally evident that every facet has been considered in creating one united, yet nuanced, message. I laughed, I cried, I jammed. I witnessed storytelling of intense emotional depth, and ultimately, the joy of storytelling." Full Review

Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Theatre is Easy

“For lovers of innovative and compelling theatre told by a vibrant team of artists, the best trip in the city right now is 'Trainspotting Live'...Turns what might normally be a passive viewing experience into something that feels more holistic and all-encompassing...The success of this emotional journey...speaks to the high level of excellence presented by every member of this creative team...This production grips you from the second you enter and never lets go.” Full Review

King Lear (BAM)
Theatre is Easy

"Themes of truth versus lip service and of human fragility are incredibly relevant today...Doran's production does not go out of its way to force feed these themes to its audience, instead letting the text speak for itself...Every company member plays at the top of their abilities. There's that certain comforting thrill when you can feel, but are not distracted by, the skill and technique of each performer. Sher is phenomenal as Lear...Shakespeare performed and produced really well." Full Review