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"‘Sweat & Tears’ will punch you in the gut and then lead you into a catharsis…Between the violent beauty of the actors' physicality and the depth of the text, it will have you on the edge of your seat…'Sweat & Tears' is directed beautifully by Goldschmidt and Rutherford, their use of space is invigorating, and the arc that they've created between the show's two halves is exciting…It's brilliantly performed and a must for fans of theatre that pushes the boundaries of narrative." Full Review
"Maxwell's wondrous production fills this special space with huge amounts of tension and longing…Directed in Maxwell's signature style, the show brims with emotion. Maxwell's cast is fantastic, each of them greatly complementing each other…The play leaves much open to interpretation and in doing so, allows our imaginations to grab hold of it. Maxwell's production is stunning and builds on Drury's work to form a show that is hard to shake off at the end of the night." Full Review
"Directed and designed with a tight focus by Knud Adams...Adams pulls the production into [playwright] Song's rhythm, speeding forward until it doesn't, leaving the theater with an emotionally devastating ending...Song embraces the complexities of choosing to spend your life with a person...It's a wildly funny and moving play, aided by a great creative team. It shines as bright as the tinfoil-filled walls of JACK and is a potent work from a talented playwright." Full Review
"The team behind this quirky play about love seems to be a match made in heaven. Playwright Trish Harnetiaux has crafted a piece that is laugh out loud funny and at the same time a reminder to embrace every seemingly insignificant moment of your life. Her language is modern, weird, but just right for the world she has created with director Katherine Brook and the cast." Full Review
“It is endlessly fascinating. The production never becomes confusing, lifting the play up in startling new ways...Morgan Green’s direction is superb, her use of space causes the play to surround you and she has such a handle on the arc of what the company has created, effortlessly shifting the show from epic moments to quiet emotional ones...I was on the edge of my seat throughout. It’s a piece that must have took a huge amount of work to achieve and it has certainly paid off.” Full Review
"Everything is dialed up in Andrew Schneider's brilliant piece 'YOUARENOWHERE,' everything from sound, lights and performance burst forth at increasing levels of intensity...'YOUARENOWHERE' is a dazzling trip through time, physics and life...I feel like I could watch 'YOUARENOWHERE' multiple times and find something new in it with each viewing, but one thing will be constant: the joy of watching something utterly original from an artist at the top of his game." Full Review
"Incredibly funny and heartfelt, 'A Ride on the Irish Cream' is a show that is not always clear in it’s plot, but washes wonderfully over you. It’s a ride, and if you give yourself over to it, it’s an incredible one...What Markey captures so brilliantly in this piece is the emotional journey of childhood...It's a show that left me breathless upon exiting the theater, because I had seen something brilliantly strange and joyous." Full Review
for a previous production "The production has compiled a cast of all women (and a couple of gender neutral artists) to play Powell's men and the result is magical. It never falls into a gimmick and eventually one forgets the concept and simply follows these characters. As the cast inhabits these men, it serves to bridge the gap between our contemporary world and their 19th century sensibilities, resulting in an interesting mash up...Backhaus's writing is contemporary, her dialogue is fiercely intelligent and funny." Full Review