Rachel Kerry

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Reviews (21)
New York Theatre Review

"Postmodern Shakespeare at its best. The result is nauseatingly affecting and not because of the frequent use of fake blood...Max Hunter’s directorial vision is frenetic and daringly unconventional...Hunter unites this visual feast with elegantly gory violence and devastatingly emotional performances...The entire cast is impressive in their stamina, committed to even the smallest moments. For a show presenting so much, it can become a little overwhelming to process." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

"A fun and bizarre exploration of classical farce…A deeply engaging illustration of creative interpretation. Doliner’s entire ensemble is strong, deftly navigating this post-modern melange…Make no mistake, this is neither a clumsy nor arbitrary novelty show…Doliner is an impressive director, guiding his cast to uncover unexpected paths through such well-trodden material. 'The Flying Doctor...' is a hyperactive media collage, bold in its creativity and exciting on many levels." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

"Occasionally, church and art blend together in new and captivating ways. 'Bible Study for Heathens,' a charming new solo show, does just that...From the moment Wilkinson speaks, she proves herself to be a captivating performer with a fascinating personal history...Director Joey Rizzolo shepherds the delightfully unpredictable staging...Wilkinson is strong enough that she could easily command an entire church congregation without losing the intimacy of her material." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

"Daring in its intimacy, performed with mesmerizing vulnerability, 'Body' is a truly exceptional piece of theatre...Grounded in a collection of experimental dance, the nudity on stage becomes as graceful and natural as a Muybridge motion study...The result is a living, breathing performance, engaging to watch and thoughtful in its scope...A piece that will change how you see others and, ultimately, how you see yourself. It is a transcendent celebration of both the human body and spirit." Full Review

Ghost Rings
Chelsea
New York Theatre Review

"Featuring excellent performances, a blood-pumping score, and heartrending biography, 'Ghost Rings' is a haunting blend of mediums...The piece’s absurd dream logic can be occasionally frustrating...But any frustration is quickly washed away by the power of the music...From start to finish, a striking mix of childlike glee and grown-up melancholy. The sights and sounds of 'Ghost Rings' will linger in your mind long after you see it." Full Review

Snow White
West Village
New York Theatre Review

"This classic German fairy tale has never been sexier...This is 'Snow White' for the selfie generation...McCormick’s staging is razor sharp and dripping with homoeroticism...Everyone on the design team is on the same page: This is the Brothers Grimm at its most glam. 'Snow White' is elegantly dirty and daringly high class. You’ll leave the theatre breathless and blushing for all the right reasons." Full Review

MDLSX
East Village
New York Theatre Review

"Bold, visually stimulating performance art. The power of 'MDLSX' is its ability to capture strange and sublime tableaus…Co-directors Casagrande and Nicolo’s staging is tight and energetic. They wisely control the pacing of the show, never allowing it to slow down or over-exert itself…'MDLSX' is required viewing for anyone interested in multimedia expression, gender identity, and boundary-destroying performance art." Full Review

Pylade
East Village
New York Theatre Review

"This piece is an ambitious and athletic work receiving a new production...In the main characters who are a male there is this invisible barrier to truthful movement...At time this production achieves this mixture of sacrilegious and transcendence through an alchemy of sound, movement, and acting...Director Ivica Buljan is the master of ceremonies and sculpts the chaos into rising crests of actions reach the heights of madness." Full Review

Medea
East Village
New York Theatre Review

"Despite these points of presentation the sheer exertion of emotional power the performers wield in 'Medea,' and the consistently ingenious simplicity of their staging renders this evening a unique and exciting achievement." Full Review

Red Flamboyant
Gramercy
New York Theatre Review

"'Red Flamboyant' is a heartfelt tale about a deeply important issue still affecting the world today. With some editing, snipping, and time to grow, this piece will bloom like its namesake flower." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

for a previous production "The piece is a superbly well-crafted drama filled with rich characters and an engaging plot...In lesser hands, 'The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey' could feel like a drawn out episode of Law and Order. Instead, Tony Speciale's elegant direction and Lecesne's accomplished acting use traditional solo performance tropes to deliver the most hopeful message to be found in crime stories: An act of evil can help us examine our lives and remind us to be better people." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

"This delightful romp wields zany charm and a healthy dose of good old-fashioned escapism...'Wongo’s' biggest asset is its wonderful ensemble cast...All of the women are great comediennes...Rigano’s directing is wise, especially through encouraging his Wongettes to operate as a unit. The result is goofy in the best of ways...This production is sincere, light, and best of all, good spirited." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

“This is horror at its most atmospheric and cerebral...Sherwood’s twisted, unpredictable vision may be equal parts engaging and confounding to those unfamiliar with this genre...On the outside, ‘Permanent Caterpillar’ unfolds like a teenage soap opera created by a demon high on LSD. At its core, however, Sherwood’s piece is a thoughtfully-crafted metaphor for the trauma of teenage girlhood.” Full Review

Idiot
Soho/Tribeca
New York Theatre Review

"It is a novel conceit...Kublick is superb as Prince Myshkin, crafting his performance into a blend of dashing hero and sad clown. His seizures are powerfully underscored by Ray Sun Ruey-Horng’s disquieting video designs...Director/choreographer Kristin Marting juggles all of these moving pieces with a strong eye for color and shape. Indeed, the visual impact often rivals Dostoyevsky’s text...'Idiot' is state-of-art Dostoyevsky." Full Review

The Place We Built
Soho/Tribeca
New York Theatre Review

"Crafted with authenticity and heart...This piece is epic, often Dostoyevskian, in its scope...Taymor’s direction is nuanced and layered. For so much happening all at once, she never allows the pacing to drag or feel bloated...Still, with so much to take in, several subplots could easily be trimmed...'The Place We Built' contains both illuminating character studies and a deeply relevant social message. It is an admirable and disconcertingly topical piece of theatre." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

"Thoughtful, hilarious, and disturbing in equal measur, 'Six Characters' showcases the very best elements of adult-oriented puppetry...It is a bit like the theatrical dim sum, a collection of variations on a theme instead of a single linear narrative...In its most visually striking moments, 'Six Characters' can be gloriously creepy...All of Skipitares’s design work is beautifully executed...She is also a very wise director...For a show so strong, the only problem is that there isn't more of it." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

"Exploring notions of desire, trust, and the search for happiness, 'The Grand Paradise' is an elaborate, ambitious piece of three-dimensional dance theatre...'The Grand Paradise' focuses much more on philosophy than plot. It is common for this genre to sacrifice narrative in favor of feeling and atmosphere...'The Grand Paradise' shines when it shows off what Third Rail does best: dance. The choreography is a superb blend of poetic movement and disco at its grooviest." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

for a previous production "Performed by a marvelous ensemble, this piece mischievously parodies a certain very popular school for magic while telling the unknown story of a not-so-famous boy wizard...While this is a tremendous comedic feast for anyone familiar with the Potter franchise, most of the humor will be lost on anyone who abstains from the franchise. But 'Puffs' is more than just silly fluff. It includes heartfelt message in the piece about the nature of failure and loyalty." Full Review

New York Theatre Review

for a previous production "When Comfort creates a cacophonous chorus of the various tics and noises of the gathered youth, he shows us a uniquely visceral side of this community. But the piece is less successful when it tries to force meaning on his journey... And the ending note offers a conclusion that feels out of place. Such a contemplative piece doesn't need to give the audience answers." Full Review

Genet Porno
Soho/Tribeca
New York Theatre Review

"Lowbrow comedic stylings are only funny for so long. Inevitably, one yearns for the linguistic arias of Genet. But maybe the frustration is intentional...Deliberate frustration is always a risky experience to stage, especially with an endlessly entertaining master like Genet humming in the background. However, Greenberg, through Genet, is slicing open contemporary queer life to locate its maladies and potentials for transcendence." Full Review

Kapow-i GoGo
Gramercy
New York Theatre Review

"It is a delirious five-hour fever dream of pop culture theatre. You will cheer, your inner-child will beam, and it will be over before you know it. By the ending moments, one feels the same bittersweet emotion as watching the final episode of a favorite tv show. Here's to hoping that these marathons will continue indefinitely and that 'Kapow-i GoGo' will provide opportunities for many repeat viewings, several spin-off series, and a line of action figures." Full Review