Victoria Teague

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Reviews (24)
Preview rmm1
85
New York Theatre Review

"A masterful lip sync artist, he truly re-members these Hamlets of the past, giving them faces and bodies, and over the course of an hour, he brings to life a multitude of people each wildly different from the one before because of the intricate physicality he graces each voice with...He populates a rich and expansive world full of personalities that almost makes you forget that it’s only him up there. It’s a wonderful performance." Full Review

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85
New York Theatre Review

"Berkeley, Parquet, and Staats are beautifully cast...Jess Chayes directs minimally, which suits the production beautifully, allowing the words to do the work...Douglass’ script is somewhat sprawling but for the most part this works in favor of helping us get to know these women intimately...The funny and quirky 'The Providence of Neighboring Bodies' packs quite a big punch, and leaves you pondering some bigger questions on the way out the door." Full Review

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80
New York Theatre Review

"The moments where the next part of the show was decided by fate or by a decision from the audience felt the most truthful and raw. It was times like these that had me thinking that they really were giving us what we wanted, and the actors’ vulnerability in those moments was thrilling. In contrast to these lovely scenes there were some sections that felt overly choreographed or a way for actors to show their unique talents." Full Review

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85
New York Theatre Review

"Wildly unique...masterfully created by The Builders Association. Part theatre, part history lecture, and part lesson in filmmaking, this is a brilliant exploration of the beloved 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz'...The cast is full of energy, hopping from role to role at the drop of a hat. All three of them play Dorothy at some point, illustrating literally the way so many people relate to the iconic character...This nostalgic trip behind the scenes of Oz is an absolute treat." Full Review

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85
New York Theatre Review

for a previous production "The entire cast of 'Miles For Mary' is superb...The commonality of purpose among the cast is crystal clear. In a difficult play that consists of fast-paced and overlapping language they make it look seamless...The combination of actors, set and costumes comes together beautifully as integral pieces of the larger puzzle...The Mad Ones have created a thought-provoking piece not only about where the line is when it comes to getting things done but also about human interaction." Full Review

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85
New York Theatre Review

“Samuel D. Hunter does what he always does so beautifully: he creates a play centered around one big thing that ends up not being what the play is about at all, infusing a sense of surprise to the work...The ensemble of ‘The Healing’ exudes strength and vulnerability simultaneously and gives nuanced performances that are startlingly honest. Stella Powell-Jones’ direction allows the actors the opportunity to provide these quiet and still moments that seamlessly flow from past to present.” Full Review

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70
New York Theatre Review

"A bit saccharine…There are a lot of group hugs and late-night dance parties...While months or even years pass between some scenes, all we get to see is what seems like yet another big conflict landing in these poor girls’ laps…But regardless of the structure, Levine, Pierson, and Roth have a chemistry that is undeniable. They bring nuance and passion to the characters and all those hugs and heart-to-hearts read true in their capable hands and Bullmore’s fun, contemporary voice." Full Review

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80
New York Theatre Review

"Laura Zlatos’ script is larger than life, it’s goofy and fun but at the same time addresses buzzy topics in a nonthreatening way that doesn’t feel forced...The cast commits fully to the wackiness and for the most part really nails the style...'Happily After Ever' is a sugar-coated cartoon of a play that will make you laugh but then might lead you to examine that laughter and whether what caused it was funny or actually really tragic." Full Review

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70
New York Theatre Review

"If you’re looking for passionate kissing and witty one-liners, this show is right up your alley...The cast is young and channels that energy nicely into well-crafted onstage relationships that are a joy to watch. That said, most also have a tendency to carry a joke or dramatic moment one beat too far, pushing some moments into a melodramatic place...'Verona Walls' is overdramatic at times, yes, but this is a 'Romeo and Juliet' story and drama is certainly to be expected." Full Review

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70
New York Theatre Review

"The cast of 'Creditors' is full of strong actors; they handle the language well and understand the emotional stakes required to move the play forward to its ultimate conclusion. The thing they lack is the innate sexuality implied by the script, and that missing chemistry makes it difficult to believe in the relationships onstage...Even without a particularly charged atmosphere, this psychological drama about guilt, sex, and revenge is hard to stomach, in the best possible way." Full Review

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80
New York Theatre Review

"It’s a little musical with a big heart…Michael Kimmel has done a fantastic job at translating the grandness of 'The Seagull' into a two hour show that is modern, relatable, and features great parts...'Songbird’s' compact nature does result in some heavy-handed moments and the whole thing feels slightly incomplete... But overall the story channels the overwhelming sadness of 'The Seagull' and adds in a little more laughter…Lauren Pritchard’s beautiful music is the reason to see 'Songbird.'" Full Review

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85
New York Theatre Review

"Staging a horror piece without over employing the innate theatricality available in a stage production or sacrificing the integrity of the story is a difficult task and can come across as cheesy. 'Cuddles' was not without these cheapening effects but for the most part the two actors were able to sustain the atmosphere through the simple moments they shared...It brings with it a reality that is completely unsettling. It’s that reality that makes it scary, and left my stomach churning." Full Review

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80
New York Theatre Review

"It’s the special moments, and this terrific ensemble of actors, that give 'KPOP' such incredible heart even in moments that might otherwise feel a little bit trite. Park and Vernon’s songs are fun, upbeat and full of delicious rhymes...Are we meant to believe...that the blood, sweat and tears are all worth it?...Maybe, but most people didn’t seem to be thinking too hard about any of that, they were having too much fun. And fun is definitely one thing 'KPOP' does not fail to deliver." Full Review

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80
New York Theatre Review

"An irregular, and magically simple, love story...The pain and pleasure of small moments shine through...While it is strange to listen to what should be impassioned conversations sans passion, you still just get it and it even elicits a kind of compassion for these characters...I left 'Good Samaritans' really feeling something, as well as considering how feeling small and insignificant in the grand scheme of things doesn’t disqualify the everyday good you can do in the world." Full Review

Preview alligator white
75
New York Theatre Review

"While the honest performances from a young cast and the feeling of Florida itself are terrific, I did find myself conflicted at times by the world of the play. The mix of fantasy and reality is not always clear enough to prevent confusion about some important plot points...The themes that Bettis tackles are delicate, worthy of exploration, and initially set up extremely well, and the metaphors of 'Alligator' are raw and bloody in the best sort of way." Full Review

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85
New York Theatre Review

"The actual theatrical constructs of 'My Name Is Gideon' are loose, mainly because...why shouldn’t they be? This is Gideon Irving’s show and you get the sense that it gives him immeasurable joy to have you there with him as he shows off his space in a way that’s completely devoid of any pretension...A piece full of wonder that focuses on joy in a way that doesn’t deflect from the now but rather reminds us of the good people in the world." Full Review

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90
New York Theatre Review

for a previous production "A searing examination of nine young girls coming of age and figuring out the persons they’re going to become...DeLappe’s rich play about the experience of being a privileged American teenager delves into everyday interactions to question how and why these girls respond the way they do...The ladies in 'The Wolves' are fierce and nuanced, bringing to life three-dimensional characters that are messy and fun and real...It is simultaneously hilarious, insightful and heartbreaking." Full Review

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80
New York Theatre Review

"The format of 'Seen/By Everyone' takes a little while to get into, but once you’ve settled into the futuristic digital world of the play, it’s absolutely intriguing...Kristin Marting’s direction makes great use of the space...The ensemble is a gorgeous mix of people of all shapes and sizes that give a voice to all the exclamation points and sad face emojis we read every day...The true impact of 'Seen/By Everyone' comes from seeing real emotions attached to typed sentences we read daily." Full Review

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75
New York Theatre Review

"The ensemble is full of strong and personable actors...The dreamlike quality that is an innate part of this piece also serves as a downfall from time to time with parts getting a little wordy and moments too drawn out. But more often than not the stories carry you to that enjoyable state of melancholy...The most beautiful aspect of the entire production, and its driving force, is the positively enchanting original music from Rosabella Gregory." Full Review

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80
New York Theatre Review

"Pan Pan Theatre Company delivers a piece that does veer slightly into territory a little too absurd but overall is very smart, straightforward and practical. Every person in the cast is full of intense energy and director Gavin Quinn channels that energy into a piece that bounces into every corner of the space to create a larger than life performance…'The Seagull and Other Birds' is a clever analysis of high art versus low art and whether they each have a place in our canon of classics." Full Review

Preview neverloveagain1
95
New York Theatre Review

"Nostalgia at its finest, a detailed and unflinchingly honest account of the wild joy and inescapable pain of first love. Fourteen ensemble members of different ages, races, and genders breathe an overwhelming amount of life into this piece that might have you remembering in detail the sharp pain of your first heartbreak...Clare Barron’s new play is a special piece that simultaneously highlights how exhilarating, rotten, and embarrassing each moment of being a teenager feels." Full Review

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80
New York Theatre Review

"'Burnished By Grief' works in part because nobody in the cast or creative team seems to take anything too seriously. The actors clearly take great joy in their performances, playing each moment, no matter how severe, with a wink to the audience in a way that is endearing rather than frustrating...While the heightened style might not be for everyone, the consistency throughout creates a complete picture." Full Review

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95
New York Theatre Review

for a previous production “Wildly entertaining…An intimately unruly and unforgettable experience…Shakespeare’s words blend with guttural cries, crafting a production filled with passion, at times jarring but never false…In such close quarters, there are probably no more than 25 seats in the whole container, there is no room for an insincere reaction from the actors, and there never was...It’s a thrilling production that manages to put a new and exciting spin on a show we’ve seen a thousand times." Full Review

Preview thao1
95
New York Theatre Review

for a previous production "As touching as it is brief...This work was truly simple and yet extraordinarily beautiful....The story was told with such raw power by Van Meter...That power translated into a kind of energy that propelled the piece along and she knew just when to let a particularly striking image or phrase hang in the air...It’s an emotional journey, yes, but you’ll leave the theater with the beautiful image of Thao’s smile forever shining in your memory. " Full Review