2016 Nominator Comments

Comments left by Nominators in the 2016 Season. Leaving comments is optional; the number of comments is not indicative of overall Nominator scoring.

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Edmonds Driftwood Players 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Dakota Daley (Barfee) An off the charts performance!
Edmonds Driftwood Players 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Marshall Link (Leaf Coneybear) Thank you so much for the gift of your performance. Your portrayal of Leaf was endearing and your performance excellent!
Edmonds Driftwood Players 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Other/Final Comments It was a pleasure to hear so many wonderful voices and to see such talent in younger cast members. There were also some truly funny moments!
Edmonds Driftwood Players 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Other/Final Comments I sooooo enjoyed this performance - - despite the need to re-live some tough teenage memories:)
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles [Actors (Misc)] The play, direction and acting did the actors somewhat of an in-the-moment disservice: I assume you would have gotten a thunderous standing ovation, if any of us could move. That was heavy. Exceptionally well done.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles [Costume] Pete Rush The costumes for Daniel allowed for pretty smooth transitions between scenes. It really helped the pacing and helped the audience follow the story. Well done.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles [Lighting] Gabrielle Strong & Reed Nakayama I particularly liked the spotlight during the interrogation scene and the flash at the end signaling death. The spotlight made the scene feel more authentic. The flash felt very fresh. With a scene that takes place within a character's mind as he is dying there certainly needs to be a clearly defined end point for the audience to recognize death. The flash was perfect and connected to "going into the light."
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles [Scenic] Greg Carter The wood flooring fit the haphazard chaotic feeling of war. The design reminded me of bombs and violence, but also fit the office scene. The pattern of circles could easily be a tile floor pattern in some building. The design clearly connected with all scenes in the play.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles [Scenic] Greg Carter The scene design was literally just a table -- and yet exactly what the performance called for.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles [Sound] Erin Bednarz Sometimes design is most impressive when it's understated. Case in point: when Reeves is dumped from the gurney and drops onto the floor. We hear an emphasized thud over the sound system. It was subtle, but incredibly powerful. It went right through you.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles [Sound] Erin Bednarz The rap music fit the intensity of the play well. It also appreciated the music/sound affects that built in the tense moments.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Conner Neddersen (Pfc Daniel Edward Reeves) Once again Mr. Neddersen tops all prior expectation and shows us one more facet of his versatility.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Conner Neddersen (Pfc Daniel Edward Reeves) Very much in the moment. Excellent work.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Conner Neddersen (Pfc Daniel Edward Reeves) His demeanor, posture, and attitude throughout the play felt very real for the character.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Conner Neddersen (Pfc Daniel Edward Reeves) You carried an enormous weight -- exceptionally well
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Conner Neddersen (Pfc Daniel Edward Reeves) He should be nominated for 'Best Actor'. He made the play!
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Norah Elges (Lawyer/Shrink/Prosecution) Thoroughly enjoyed watching Ms Elges work.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Other/Final Comments All told a solid, thought-provoking piece of theatre. Hard to watch once we realize we are asked to empathize with someone who lacks empathy himself. You're left asking where we should invest our caring, our own emotions? We don't want to be like him, and in the long run cannot be. Still, we pace Reeves through his plight, down to the bitter end and that realization is crucial. The direction and ensemble were tight and the pacing was excellent.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Other/Final Comments Showed just how hard it is to answer the question, "What is justice?" -- very convincingly. I'll be thinking about this play for a long time. Well done.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Other/Final Comments The entire cast did an amazing job! This should be made into an episode on a t.v. show. It deals with several very heavy topics with acting engaging enough to keep you from wanting to shrink away. Whoever wrote this is a masterful writer.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Sam Hagen (Lieutenant/Defense Lawyer) Sam Hagen is one of the most under-appreciated actors in this community. He is always solid, genuine and never disappoints.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Sam Hagen (Lieutenant/Defense Lawyer) He felt very natural in both of this roles. They were very much different people and in showed in his Sam's performance.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Sam Hagen (Lieutenant/Defense Lawyer) I see lawyers played badly, unconvincingly, or so-so. You hit it spot-on.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Sylvester Kamara (Army Attorney/Pastor) Solid work from Mr. Kamara.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Sylvester Kamara (Army Attorney/Pastor) Performance looked effortless.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop 9 Circles Sylvester Kamara (Army Attorney/Pastor) An extremely engaging actor!
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical [Actors (Misc)] So very much talent on that stage and in the pit; all the actors really nailed their parts.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical [Choreography] Jessica Low Simple and well executed. Continued the story without breaking it.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical [Costume] Rachel Wilkie Good use of color progression as the workplace became more "positive".
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical [Director] Jessica Low Very creative presentation and the performances that emerged from so very many of the players; terrific.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical [Director] Jessica Low Glad to see an original musical interpretation of a movie made popular by iconic stars.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical [Ensemble] Solid.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical [Production] Wow, an absolutely delightful and creative interpretation of 9 to 5 - - and I saw the preview!! Can't imagine just how much more dynamite it could get:) Wow, again.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical [Production] The band was awesome.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical [Production] I was very pleasantly surprised by 9 to 5. Great cast working with ambitious technical elements. The play itself was dated but the cast and crew clearly worked their butts off to elevate the story.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Adam Minton (Joe) Cute.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Jasmine Sim (Doralee) Floored - I thought I was watching Reba McIntyre!!
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Jasmine Sim (Doralee) Loved her charm. She brought a bright intelligence to the role I would not have anticipated.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Jasmine Sim (Doralee) Beautiful voice
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Jasmine Sim (Doralee) So good.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Jeannette LeGault (Violet) Simply fantastic energy!
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Jeannette LeGault (Violet) Lovely, crisp voice. Terrific presence.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Jeannette LeGault (Violet) Good actor with nice timing
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Jeff Church (Hart) VERY funny
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Melissa Flemming (Judy) Thoroughly enjoyed everything she did.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Melissa Flemming (Judy) I believed everything she said and sang. Forgot myself at times.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Natalie Moe (Roz) What an absolutely astounding dance number - - loving Hart; she knocked my socks off!
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Natalie Moe (Roz) Funny and fearless.
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Other/Final Comments What a great show!! THANK YOU!
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Other/Final Comments Quite frankly I wasn't terribly excited to get this assignment; how very wrong I was - - Every moment in the theater h a delight! Thanks all:)
Seattle Musical Theatre 9 to 5 The Musical Other/Final Comments This was a solid, hard-working ensemble that never missed a moment to charm the audience to death. Not a weak link in the bunch. The supporting players and dancers (especially the women) need to be acknowledged for their hard work and energy. This group never stopped moving and the pacing was terrific.
Washington Ensemble Theatre 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan [Ensemble] Many fun moments. Great chemistry.
Washington Ensemble Theatre 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan [Lighting] Evan Anderson The use of silhouette was particularly well done. The lighting and silhouettes took you out of the set's insistence that we were only examining the written or illustrated word. We were dealing with headier notions, things that defied paper.
Washington Ensemble Theatre 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan [Lighting] Evan Anderson Good use of lighting in the space.
Washington Ensemble Theatre 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan [Scenic] Tommer Peterson I enjoyed the set. Found it creative for a lower budget.
Washington Ensemble Theatre 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan Jose Aboago (Alfonso, Rudolph, Dr. H) Fun characters. Creative choices between.
Washington Ensemble Theatre 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan Other/Final Comments Terrific ensemble. Really challenging material. The play said numerous things that I am still in the process of unpacking.
Washington Ensemble Theatre 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan Ryan Higgins (Dave) Higgins is always solid and willing to take unusual risks. He's always a joy to watch.
Washington Ensemble Theatre 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan Ryan Higgins (Dave) As always, a fantastic stage presence. Good listener.
ReAct Theatre Aliens, The [Lighting] Chrystian Shepperd The transitions were so artfully concealed:)
ReAct Theatre Aliens, The [Production] All three actors and the production crew created a dynamite performance; bravo!!
ReAct Theatre Aliens, The Other/Final Comments What a sensitive and talented performance!!
Seattle Public Theater Amadeus [Costume] Chelsea Cook This human gets a lot of credit for doing a lot with a little. The hard work was obvious and enjoyable.
Seattle Public Theater Amadeus [Production] The team working together had a clear vision for the look and feel of this production.
Seattle Public Theater Amadeus Brandon J. Simmons (Salieri) Brandon carried this show on his extremely capable shoulders.
Seattle Public Theater Amadeus Other/Final Comments A cohesive and clear production.
Seattle Public Theater Amadeus Tim Gouran (Mozart) His portrayal seemed very natural and honest.
Theatre22 Annapurna [Production] simple, clean and clear on all fronts. A solid production from a group I'd like to see more from.
Theatre22 Annapurna [Scenic] Michael Mowery The working microwave oven was a nice tough. A beautiful set. Nice incorporation of the trailer atmosphere and the glory of the mountains.
Theatre22 Annapurna [Scenic] Michael Mowery While all elements of this production worked well together, the scenic design to me really stood out as the glue that held it all together.
Theatre22 Annapurna John Q. Smith (Ulysses) If I were to see John on the street I would have a moment of shock to discover that he is not actually Ulysses.
Theatre22 Annapurna Other/Final Comments Great production with intensity and vision. An ideal 2-person performance, with amazing physical work by John Q. Smith: we believed him every second, and to see him during curtain call caused a double-take. Well done.
Theatre22 Annapurna Teri Lazzara (Emma) A solid performance.
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The [Costume] Jocelyne Fowler Loved the burlap French Baroque costumes and straw wigs for the Moliere play within a play.
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The [Costume] Jocelyne Fowler Especially loved the molier pieces!
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The [Director] Kelly Kitchens Ms. Kitchens elicited good work from all of the performers. She also made clever use of the actor and staff entrances and exits to set the stage for each scene.
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The [Director] Kelly Kitchens Precision in the actors breathing together, scene changes, using the space well.
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The [Playwright] Vincent Delaney An interesting exploration of both a little known part of American history (German POW's in Minnesota), and of the ability of art to clarify and humanize.
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The [Production] Overall production was very good. The script and the strong performances were the highlights of the play. I especially liked the transitions as well. The direction was good as it made good use of the 3 sided stage very well (really good blocking). I never felt that I was missing anything when the actors were facing another direction.
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The [Production] A well-directed, well-acted production making creative use of an intimate space and limited production budget.
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The [Production] Overall it was good.
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The [Scenic] Brandon Estrella Clever scenic design on a limited budget and within a small space.
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The [Scenic] Brandon Estrella I loved the use of the space, the back drops, the use of the hay/benches, and I loved how a light bulb dropped during scenes in the bunk.
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The Ben Burris (Gerherdt) Captivating, played his different "characters" perfectly, weaving in and out of his multiple roles
MAP Theatre Art of Bad Men, The Other/Final Comments Lovely little production, provocative script and talented director/design team.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It [Director] Emily Harvey The director brought this classic to life for a modern audience; terrific creativity:)
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It [Ensemble] Music group: excellent.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It [Lighting] Angelo Domitri Excellent and surprising lighting. Lots of drama and loving moments, great and unexpected colors, and beautifully lit for such small playing space.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It [Production] Overall, the production was surprisingly good. The energy and motivation picked up greatly in the second act, creating a production that pulled me in at the end.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It [Scenic] Kasia Rozanska Best use of this difficult space ever! I am in love with the lighted tree made of love notes, and how the resulting seating arrangement just loves the space. I hope performances there use this configuration again, in general. It really allowed the pillar to be out of the way and supportive rather than invasive of the performance. And I love the lighted tree.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It [Scenic] Kasia Rozanska The set accomplished what it must for the play, and they had the difficulty (as ever) of the column. It was cleverly turned into a tree and wedding tent at the end.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It [Scenic] Kasia Rozanska Masterful simplicity:)
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It [Sound] Loved the live music, and the song choices were (for the most part) excellent and well-timed and delivered.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Ben Symons (Silvius Le Beau) Fun in both parts.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Charlie Schuster (Amiens) Beautiful voice.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Daniel Safarti (Charles) Fun, excellent singing.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It David Klein (Duke Frederick/Duke Senior) Served the part well.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Jenifer Ross (Celia) Funny.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Jennifer Ewing (Rosalind) Excellent delivery and storytelling.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Matthew Gilbert (Oliver) His performance was magnetic.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Matthew Gilbert (Oliver) Served the part well.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Other/Final Comments A great interpretation of As You Like It. Contemporizing the blocking added to the humor and accessibility of the dialogue. The overall performance had an "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" feel, that was humorous and harmonious throughout.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Other/Final Comments A masterpiece in bringing Shakespeare alive in the 21st century:)
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Patrick Hurlburt (Orlando) Excellent delivery and storytelling.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Rachel Burrington (Phebe) Served the part well.
Ghost Light Theatricals As You Like It Sarah Beeson (Touchstone) Fun.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins [Choreography] Trina Mills Fun, effective, well executed.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins [Costume] Melanie Burgess Were those the same trousers Louis wore for Jasper? Also, the tattoo shirt was genius.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins [Costume] Melanie Burgess Incredibly effective.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins [Director] John Langs Beautiful and engaging pictures, locations were clear. Great musical done in the modern style.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins [Ensemble] In tune with each other, great individual stand-out work but created a motley crew for sure.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins [Lighting] Brian Sidney Bembridge The projection of what I assume to be video footage of the Kennedy assassination on Oswald's chest was a brilliant concept. The electric chair was also superb. Lighting was used to magnificent effect all around.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins [Lighting] Brian Sidney Bembridge Beautiful.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins [Production] This cast really brought out so much humor that I was just dying of laughter during the whole show. I loved it!
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins [Production] Fantastically produced production and one of the stronger shows I have seen at ACT.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins [Scenic] Brian Sidney Bembridge Yup, beautiful, exquisite, transformed the space. And the reveal at the end was very fun.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins [Sound] Kevin Heard Sounded great!
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Brandon O'Neill (Leon Czogosz) Dat voice, though.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Brandon O'Neill (Leon Czogosz) Served the play well.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Brandon O'Neill (Leon Czogosz) The best thing I've seen and heard yet from this extremely talented man. Terrific voice!!
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Frederick Hagreen (John Hinckley) This guy killed me. He was so hysterical! I kept thinking he looked exactly like Bill Hader's character on SNL Herb Welch.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Frederick Hagreen (John Hinckley) Creepy AF
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Kendra Kassebaum (Sara Jane Moore) Hysterical
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Kendra Kassebaum (Sara Jane Moore) I loved everything about her performance. She had me in stitches I was laughing so hard. She stole the show for me!
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Kendra Kassebaum (Sara Jane Moore) Yup yup yup! She was great!
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Kendra Kassebaum (Sara Jane Moore) An absolutely stunning performance. I couldn't take my eyes off her!!
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Laura Griffith (Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme) Love Laura on stage.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Matt Wolfe (Samuel Byck) Two super power monologues hit pretty close to home. Betting Matt didn't have much trouble feeling sincere.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Matt Wolfe (Samuel Byck) Yes! Hit all the right notes. Got sensitive when he needed to. Good.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Nathan Brockett (The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald) Yes yes yes yes yes! So good, he nailed it throughout. Flawless.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Nick DeSantis (The Proprietor) Always powerful and an actor who truly transformes himself into the role
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Other/Final Comments Exceptional cast, great artistic elements, great show!
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Other/Final Comments I'm a major Sondheim fan but "Assassins" has never been a favorite. This production was so well done that I'm forced to reconsider. And I loved the choice of venue: intimate enough to allow for some very nuanced performances. This show is proof-positive that Seattle has more than enough top talent to cast locally.
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Richard Gray (Charles Guiteau) Connected, intense and comically crazy
5th Avenue & ACT Theatre Assassins Richard Gray (Charles Guiteau) Great!
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews [Director] Shana Bestock Shana Bestock worked beautifully with the space, the action and the actors to create a most engaging and emotionally charged evening in the theatre.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews [Director] Shana Bestock Such a smooth ride - well timed - good use of a small space - very compelling to watch.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews [Production] An excellent programming choice for the theatre and it's mission (and it's Season "Up Close"), it's intimacy, timeliness and emotional roller coaster of highs and lows of laughter and grief fit perfectly in the space. And the audience was really responding to it.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews [Production] Strong performances really made this show. What a joy watching a group of 4 actors create such magic together on stage.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Anna Kasabyan (Daphna) Spot on!!!
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Anna Kasabyan (Daphna) The comedic timing is perfect.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Anna Kasabyan (Daphna) I think you could call this the role of a lifetime, and one that suited this young actress extremely well.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Anna Kasabyan (Daphna) Anna is a hilarious character Actress. Very fun to watch.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Ben Phillips (Jonah) His taciturn and tender presence throughout the piece was always there as a kind of anchor.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Ian Bond (Liam) great comedic timing
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Ian Bond (Liam) Fabulous work
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Molli Corcoran (Melody) Perfect casting and a perfectly calibrated performance for a character that could have been a caricature.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Molli Corcoran (Melody) Very present. Wonderful to watch her.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Other/Final Comments A really energetic ensemble.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Other/Final Comments I love that Seattle Public did this play. It really felt like the perfect place to see it.
Seattle Public Theater Bad Jews Other/Final Comments This very talented ensemble worked so well together. Pacing is so important for any show and the pacing was perfect, exact. Like a game of ping-pong. Great work. Thank you!
Printer's Devil Theater Ballad of Karla Fox, The [Ensemble] Exceptional voice acting almost-flawlessly synched with the puppeteers' actions.
Printer's Devil Theater Ballad of Karla Fox, The [Lighting] Patti West I imagine lighting options would be both crucial AND limited- very much added to the story and flow of the piece.
Printer's Devil Theater Ballad of Karla Fox, The [Playwright] Scot Augustson Clever script: imaginitive, layered, funny.
Printer's Devil Theater Ballad of Karla Fox, The [Production] A rather "new" experience for me, and it was quite fun!
The Phoenix Theatre Becky's New Car [Actors (Misc)] Steve Heiret stole the show, in my opinion. And he was the only one not listed - his energy and timing were spot on - he created several laugh out loud moments and should be recognized.
The Phoenix Theatre Becky's New Car [Actors (Misc)] Steve was my favorite performer, and he's not listed here - but so well done! Also the actor playing Chris was tremendous. Looking forward to more work from him. The ensemble overall was smooth & elevated the entire piece.
The Phoenix Theatre Becky's New Car [Actors (Misc)] The role of the son was bigger than the role Veronica Tuttle played, so I'm confused why he wasn't eligible for nomination. He handled the psychology talk with ease, he really embodied every detail of the character. He was great!
The Phoenix Theatre Becky's New Car [Director] Ted Jaquith Very well directed - fast paced and beautiful stage pictures.
The Phoenix Theatre Becky's New Car [Ensemble] Actors meshed wonderfully together -- well done!
The Phoenix Theatre Becky's New Car [Scenic] Jim Thompson One of the better scenic designs I have seen at the Phoenix. Great use of space.
The Phoenix Theatre Becky's New Car Christine Mosere (Becky) Great rapport with audience as well as other characters
The Phoenix Theatre Becky's New Car Christine Mosere (Becky) Fantastic comic energy - well rehearsed.
The Phoenix Theatre Becky's New Car Other/Final Comments Really enjoyed the show. Great script and casting choices.
MAP Theatre Belleville [Production] Not just me, but each and every person around me was riveted emotionally to the people on stage!
Superb!!
MAP Theatre Belleville [Scenic] Brandon Estrella Looked very much like an apartment I would want to live in.
MAP Theatre Belleville Other/Final Comments Every participant in this amazing production hit and kept her/his stride! Kudos and WOW!
eSe Teatro Bernie's Apartment [Ensemble] You could tell that most of the group was well-bonded, and it served the energy of the production very well.
eSe Teatro Bernie's Apartment [Playwright] Overall Cano did an excellent job of creating an entirely new universe out of an old story.
eSe Teatro Bernie's Apartment [Production] This production was absolutely necessary to happen in Seattle, at this time. Overall the production was beautiful, heart-wrenching, and and incredibly moving. I would love to see more work like thisadaptations of stories that resonate with cultures other than white American and plays that provide actors the chances to play a variety of character types.
eSe Teatro Bernie's Apartment [Scenic] Fantastic! There were so many nuanced and detailed areas with such depth in the design and execution. made it feel like a very real house.
eSe Teatro Bernie's Apartment Alma Villegas (Bernie) Strong, and well-suited to the role.
eSe Teatro Bernie's Apartment Meme Garcia (Adela) So strong and resonated well in the role. Heartbreaking.
eSe Teatro Bernie's Apartment Pilar O'Connell (Marti) Again phenomenal. At ease, played the part well and provided strong comic relief.
eSe Teatro Bernie's Apartment Sophie Franco (Maggie) Phenomenal. At ease, played the part well, provided a strong weight and resonance. Played the age beyond her years.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish [Choreography] Beth Orme Very well done with a limited cast. Nice job that really enhanced the show. Nice transitions as well.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish [Costume] Sarah Burch Gordon Great use of color to represent various characters, especially in a piece that has actors playing multiple roles.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish [Costume] Sarah Burch Gordon The costumer and make-up/wig skills on this show were top notch. I frankly don't think I've seen a show this season that was so well FITTED to the bodies of the performers.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish [Director] Scott Nolte Choreography and musicality was really wonderful. The musicians were outstanding, and several cast members did a beautiful job.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish [Lighting] Andrew Duff I loved the projections too.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish [Production] I had a very warm and inviting experience my first time attending this theater. I could tell the skilled cast was enjoying the work they did.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish [Scenic] Mark Lund Functional and allowed smooth telling of the story.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Carly Squires Hutchison (The Mermaid) Great use of movement!
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Chelsea LeValley (Sandra Bloom) Good work - lovely moments, especially in the Stay with Me moment.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Chelsea LeValley (Sandra Bloom) Made me forget I was watching a play.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Chris Ensweiler (Edward Bloom) Great transitions between character's ages, well done.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Emily Shuel (Josephine Bloom) Nice work, lovely stage presence.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Jed Mathre (Don Price) Would love to see more from this performer.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Margaret Lamb (Jenny Hill) I believed what she said throughout the show.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Margaret Lamb (Jenny Hill) Strong performer in a supporting role.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Other/Final Comments Loved the projections!
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Other/Final Comments The musicians in this show were outstanding! I wondered if they might have been taped because they were so consistently perfect and nuanced - the violinist especially. The lyrics and music of this show are really high end, and they were executed by the instrumental piece of this ensemble really, really well.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Other/Final Comments Great music!
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Sarah Russell (The Witch) Made her performance seem effortless.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Tyler Todd Kimmel (Will Bloom) Nice job, lovely voice. Good work.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Tyler Todd Kimmel (Will Bloom) Some of the more emotional scenes seemed forced. Beautiful voice.
Taproot Theatre Company Big Fish Zeb Kovell (Young Will) Great voice!
Village Theatre Billy Elliot [Actors (Misc)] Charlie Ganz and Jasmine Harrick were exceptional and key components of the show. Great job, great characters! All the miners were also very good.
Village Theatre Billy Elliot [Ensemble] The ensemble was amazingly cohesive and strong in this production. They really helped enhance the storyline.
Village Theatre Billy Elliot Bryan Kinder, Quinn Liebling (Michael) I saw Bryan Kinder. He was the best part of the entire show. I wanted him on stage all of the time.
Village Theatre Billy Elliot Bryan Kinder, Quinn Liebling (Michael) Very confident/convincing character. Great dancer/actor.
Village Theatre Billy Elliot Bryan Kinder, Quinn Liebling (Michael) Bryan Kinder was comfortable onstage as he agressively pursued his love of dress up!
Village Theatre Billy Elliot Eric Polani Jensen (Dad) Eric was so moving as the Dad. His performance was heart breaking (in a good way)
Village Theatre Billy Elliot Eric Polani Jensen (Dad) Very good all around
Village Theatre Billy Elliot Mari Nelson (Mrs. Wilkinson) Riotously funny, and exuded a complex mix of ice and warmth. Well played!
Village Theatre Billy Elliot Mari Nelson (Mrs. Wilkinson) Strong voice/vocals. Convincing dancer
Village Theatre Billy Elliot Mari Nelson (Mrs. Wilkinson) So vibrant and connected and wonderful!
Village Theatre Billy Elliot Nikita Baryshnikov, Vincent Bennett, Bito Gottesman, Philipp Mergener (Billy Elliot) I expected amazing dancing (which was delievered) but was shocked at Philipp's amazing acting
Village Theatre Billy Elliot Nikita Baryshnikov, Vincent Bennett, Bito Gottesman, Philipp Mergener (Billy Elliot) Billy (either Vincent or Bito the night I saw the show?) is a strong, convincing young actor.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Birds, The [Sound] Brendan Patrick Hogan SO GOOD!!! Excellence in creativity!
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Birds, The [Sound] Brendan Patrick Hogan This show featured the best sound design I have ever encountered in a theater. There were some genuinely shocking and frightening moments, all enhanced by what I think must have been live sounds, all around the theater, simulating bird bodies crashing onto a rickety house. The balance between design elements - set, lighting, sound and costumes - was extraordinary.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Birds, The Meme Garcia-Cosgrove (Julia) I couldn't STAND her character! Well done!
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Birds, The Other/Final Comments I have been waiting to see a show like this for years. THANK YOU - PLEASE KEEP MAKING AMAZING WORK LIKE THIS!
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Birds, The Sarah Harlett (Diane) Totes brills. I had no idea what to think. I was on a ride with this woman and I didn't even know if I was safe.
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Birds, The Sean Nelson (Tierney) I trusted and didn't trust him at the same time. He was a nice guy! Or was he??
Strawberry Theatre Workshop Birds, The Shawn Belyea (Nat) Nice guy. Well played.
ACT Theatre Bloomsday [Director] Kurt Beattie Fantastic staging - well executed arcs - beautiful energy - great casting.
ACT Theatre Bloomsday [Director] Kurt Beattie Mr. Beattie cast an exceptional ensemble. I loved each character as they grew and explored one another.
ACT Theatre Bloomsday [Ensemble] One of the best I have seen of late.
ACT Theatre Bloomsday [Lighting] Duane Schuler The lighting design was subtle and delicate. This has got to be one challenging play to light in this space.
ACT Theatre Bloomsday [Playwright] Steven Dietz This is, indeed, a wonderful play. Infuriating in it's ambiguity but nuanced and layered. It keeps placing demanding questions before you that make you uncomfortable in the answering. I have longed for a time machine so often in the last two decades. This play tells me they are worthless but as a thought problem or a conversation piece. The choice you make in the moment is key. The rest is chaff.
ACT Theatre Bloomsday [Production] Many are annoyed with the contrivance of a "happy ending" as there is no such thing in real life. In this case I wished it was different--I wish the happy moment was unilateral. In this play, history is rewritten for the younger characters (or so I surmised) but the older, those with whom I felt the greater kinship, are left adrift. I feel those characters and the audience earned some aspect of solace over the cold ambiguity with which the play left us. Still, I hear this play telling me not to pass opportunities but to seize a moment, to take that day and make it mine and to live without regrets. For me, the final question I was left with, the one that was left unanswered, was which timeline do I chose--I can't have both.
ACT Theatre Bloomsday [Scenic] Robert Dahlstrom Lovely design. I both love and hate the elevator set changes necessary for the Allen Theatre. There is something magic about tables and chairs rising up into place, but having seen so many plays in this space over the last year, I've started to see the challenges and limitations to using this space. Still, I am impressed with how ACT's designers make work. I loved the stones in the pavement and the posts. There is realism and magic and the same time.
ACT Theatre Bloomsday Eric Ankrim (Robbie) Solid work.
ACT Theatre Bloomsday Marianne Owen (Cait) Her character was the most befuddling to me and an actor of lesser skill would have left me confused. Solid, lovely work.
ACT Theatre Bloomsday Peter Crook (Robert) Lovely work.
ACT Theatre Bloomsday Sydney Andrews (Caithleen) Andrews made this show for me. Her character, her verve was pivot point of this show.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Director] Malika Oyetimein This play was brilliantly staged and directed. Great, creative use of a small space. Minute details like the timing of the phone scene and the black playwrights scene were almost choreographed and this precision really helped to elevate the script.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Director] Malika Oyetimein Wonderfully directed can't wait to see more by Malika.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Director] Malika Oyetimein It was fluid, cinematic, immersive and engaging. I was a little confused at times, but I caught on to the different narrative concepts eventually. At one point when a character was outside in the "cold", I swear I felt a chilling breeze. Was it the lighting? Acting? A subtle sound queue? A hidden wind machine? Either way I'll credit the direction for that.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Director] Malika Oyetimein The fluidity of motion, sound and light onstage coupled with the stakes between the characters and their circumstances... It was all on fire! I think Malika Oyetimen put it best in her Director's note, "With this show I hope you will allow yourself to step inside someone else's shoes, even if it makes you uncomfortable. You have a right to be uncomfortable here, - lean into it. That's where the message is, where the work gets done." She achieved this a thousand times over in her direction. Brilliantly done.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Director] Malika Oyetimein Such an inventive use of space. She did an incredible job.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Ensemble] The acting in Bootycandy was that of incredible skill and vulnerability. It takes guts to morph from the subtly absurd moments in life to the darker and more sinister objectives behind them. All the actors wrangled this feat flawlessly. Embracing the stereotypical and finding joy and truth within it. Allowing themselves to transform without judgement, embracing the dark and the light right before our eyes.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Ensemble] The best all-around ensemble I've seen in this town in a very long time.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Production] So many feels! Outstanding performances from all the actors involved. Immersive set/sound design. A show like this demonstrates why Seattle theaters miss out when they don't cast actors of color.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Production] Booty Candy at Intiman was a damn fine piece of theatre. A fantastical glimpse at those strange moments in life that you never thought would define you, but ended up as the cornerstones of identity. How each individual and their story is unique, but still similar in essence to our collective humanity. Sutter's journey touches the hilarity, the confusion, the pain of coming to be and celebrates the joy of living that somehow transcends it all. Engaging, hilarious and heartbreaking. The lighting, sound, set, direction, THE ACTING! - all lent itself to bringing the life of Sutter, raw and true, before our eyes.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Production] One of my favorite shows I've seen in Seattle and unlike anything else going on. This is new Intiman at it's very very best. I really appreciated this risk, and it definitely paid off.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Sound] Meghan Roche & Matt Starritt Created a very immersive environment. Made me feel like I was part of the scene and not just observing. It was especially effective for intimate scenes. Even the choice of music that was played faintly thumping in the background gave a real sense of time and place.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy [Sound] Meghan Roche & Matt Starritt I'm a sucker for anything and everything Michael Jackson sooo....
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Angel Brice (Actor 1) Comedy is hard. But she made it look so easy. And inspired some of the biggest laughs of the evening.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Angel Brice (Actor 1) She has such a presence about her. She made me cry during a scene I wasn't supposed to and I hate her for it.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Angel Brice (Actor 1) So many distinct and believable characters. Well done!
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Angel Brice (Actor 1) Angel KILLED me in this show. She was incredible.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Chris Ensweiller (Actor 5) Very powerful, convincing performance in each of the varied characters he portrayed.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Chris Ensweiller (Actor 5) THIS MAN. Amazing. Hilarious. Touching. Heartbreaking. A true actor. I was blown away by his performance.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Chris Ensweiller (Actor 5) Transitioned beautifully between comedic and then tragic characters.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Chris Ensweiller (Actor 5) Thanks for going there!
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Isaiah Johnson (Actor 4) He navigated multiple roles with charisma and dexterity, while always bringing honesty and stakes to each character.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Isaiah Johnson (Actor 4) Isaiah Johnson was outstanding and mesmerizing in all roles he portrayed. Each one was layered and complex, seamless.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Isaiah Johnson (Actor 4) Flawless pretzel eating. It's a crime to have all that talent present in one person.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Isaiah Johnson (Actor 4) That monologue at the top SLAYED!
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Isaiah Johnson (Actor 4) While he was preaching I lost track of my place as an audience member, I believed I was part of his parish.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Isaiah Johnson (Actor 4) I wish he was in everything.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Other/Final Comments Fantastic show! Kudos to everyone involved in this production. So polished. Fantastic use of a talented ensemble.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Other/Final Comments Everything I want theatre to be.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Other/Final Comments Excellent ensemble
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Other/Final Comments A powerful show. Actors balanced darker moments and poignant messages with relatable humor. It was encouraging to see a cast that was so proud of their director, their work and each other. Incredible talent sharing a stage.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Other/Final Comments I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS SHOW. I wish there was more going on like this!
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Rebecca Davis (Actor 3) Made strong contributions to this ensemble by inhabiting her roles believably and dynamically.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Rebecca Davis (Actor 3) Hilarious! a different character every time and nailed each with fluidity and specificity.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Rebecca Davis (Actor 3) A great performance from Rebecca as usual.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Tyler Trerise (Sutter) I saw the growth within Sutter through Trerise and it was true. Lovely work.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Tyler Trerise (Sutter) An excellent grounder for the audience. While he played many ages in the show, he remained our consistent.
Intiman Theatre Bootycandy Tyler Trerise (Sutter) Tyler has a very unique quality that is so charming on stage.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Brothers K, The [Lighting] Marnie Cumings The lighting changed with the mood of the play.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Brothers K, The [Production] This was a really beautiful play. I felt connected to the family.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Brothers K, The Gavin Hoffman (Hugh "Papa" Chance) Gavin stole the show.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Brothers K, The Other/Final Comments What an amazing experience I had! At first, I was troubled to see that the people of color were performing nonspeaking and "helper" roles, but then, as we went into the end of the first part and throughout the second part, people of color were represented. THANK YOU to all the folks who worked so hard to put together a 6-hour show. It was truly a wonderful experience.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Brothers K, The Other/Final Comments Though it may have been almost 6 hours with 4 intermissions, it never once lost my attention. The performances were authentic, and the family dynamic was impossible to not feel connected to.
Book-It Repertory Theatre Brothers K, The Other/Final Comments Watching parts one and two of this epic theater piece on the same day was WONDERFUL: a delicious way to spend a Sunday. Completely engrossing, engaging and enjoyable!
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) [Actors (Misc)] For Leah Dual:
Every moment you were on stage, you made it an engrossing, tender one. You were exactly right for the part. I shed some tears (I wasn't the only one), and I'm not a crier. Congratulations on a beautiful performance! I hope to see you on many more stages here.
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) [Director] Constanza Romero You encouraged the very, very best in each and every member of your cast!
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) [Ensemble] Outstanding acting. Felt every aspect of her character was real.
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) [Ensemble] What a team effort! I long for such a connected family in which the members can express themselves so openly!
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) [Production] One of the best acted plays I have seen this year. For an hour and 45 minutes I sat immersed in the play. Did not look at my watch, did not shift and squirm. Even if true life/sad stories are not my favorite, this was so well done it tops others.
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) [Production] This production is another of a series of extraordinary plays at the Rep; congratulations, you are delivering powerful, moving, thought and emotion provoking theater and this one is right at the top of the list!! I can't stop talking about the play and I've never, ever burst so vehemently into tears as in the final scenes to this drama. Pow, wow, thank you! There's no doubt that Black Lives Matter!
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) [Scenic] Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams Loved it! Great attention to detail, believable whether simple (like the table) or not, great backdrop, smooth transitions (which the Rep crew has pulled off beautifully in multiple instances). Really accentuated a great show -- congratulations!
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) Catherine Ting Karman (Devine) You go grrrrrlllll! What an extraordinary future awaits you; thanks for sharing your talents in such a genuine fashion.
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) Chinaza Uche (Tray) A very versatile actor who engaged us in such a wide range of his emotional and intellectual experiences.
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) Denise Burse (Lena) Ms. Burse's was the standout performance for me. She commanded the space with her character's strength and vulnerability.
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) Other/Final Comments One of the very, very best I've seen this season! Thanks for choosing this provocative play; helping us get in touch with our humanity and how very accurate it is that "Black Lives Matter!"
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) Other/Final Comments How many times is it high-60s and sunny in mid-April in Seattle, and I decide to spend the afternoon in a dark theater, and I come out overjoyed with that decision? I can count the occasions on one hand with some fingers missing. Congratulations to all of you on a beautiful, moving performance.

These stories need to be told, and told well -- then maybe someday we can tell them with different endings. For now, a reminder to invest in our youth, families and communities. Thank you all for sharing that.
Seattle Repertory Theatre brownsville song (b-side for tray) Other/Final Comments Solid work all around. Thank you for bringing this story to Seattle.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Buyer & Cellar [Director] David Bennett Great use of a few props.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Buyer & Cellar Other/Final Comments Scott Drummond was so memorable and the delivered the dialogue beautifully. His transitions were superb.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Buyer & Cellar Other/Final Comments This was reasonably well executed and well acted.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Buyer & Cellar Scott Drummond (Alex More) To be in his company for the duration of the play was an amazing experience.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Buyer & Cellar Scott Drummond (Alex More) He was personable and glowing. His character portrayals were distinct and his storytelling engaging.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Buyer & Cellar Scott Drummond (Alex More) A lovely nuanced approach to a role that could have been over-the-top. He brought humanity and humor to all his characters.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Buyer & Cellar Scott Drummond (Alex More) very engaging
West of Lenin Buzzer [Costume] Pete Rush The costume designs also served the simplicity of the show, although eventually I started tracking who got the chances to change more frequently and who didn't, to show the passage of time.
West of Lenin Buzzer [Director] Anita Montgomery Ms. Montgomery is a gifted director and always delivers a finely-tuned piece of work. BUZZER was of a quality I would expect of someone with her talents.
West of Lenin Buzzer [Ensemble] Solid group of young actors. I enjoyed watching their stories scroll out in front of me. I found myself experiencing a mixed range of emotions regarding each character. I could empathize with each, and in doing so was made to feel very uncomfortable...in a good way. I got why and where they were coming from and that made for a very layered performance experience.
West of Lenin Buzzer [Ensemble] This cast was tight. They knew each other, they knew their pacing, they had put the work in. Each actor took the opportunity to shine and support the others onstage.
West of Lenin Buzzer [Lighting] AJ Epstein The lighting design served the purposes it needed, creating isolated areas when necessary.
West of Lenin Buzzer [Production] BUZZER featured a terrific ensemble with appealing chemistry. All design elements were top notch. I enjoyed the play on a whole and walked away with many new thoughts and conundrums working through my mind. Anita Montgomery and her cast were marvelous and gave me a solid performance I appreciated very much.
West of Lenin Buzzer [Production] Overall it is a great concept.
West of Lenin Buzzer [Scenic] Catherine Cornell The set was everything it should be and participated as a silent member of the cast. I especially appreciated the floor design; the new, clean oak flooring partially covering the graffiti said volumes about the setting and people treading over it.
West of Lenin Buzzer [Sound] Dominic CodyKramers I appreciated the subtlety of the sound design. There were street and off-stage sounds that were hyper-realistic as they reached me at an almost sub-audible level, heightening the tension of the given moment. Nice work.
West of Lenin Buzzer [Sound] Dominic CodyKramers Some VERY cool moments, where it was hard to tell where the sound was coming from exactly. Well done.
West of Lenin Buzzer Andrew Lee Creech (Jackson) Mr. Creech never disappoints. I love his range and authenticity.
West of Lenin Buzzer Andrew Lee Creech (Jackson) Creech's character was believable, complex and likable, even when making terrible mistakes.
West of Lenin Buzzer Chelsea LeValley (Suzy) Ms. LeValley turned in a solid, layered performance. I loved watching where character's journey.
West of Lenin Buzzer Chelsea LeValley (Suzy) LeValley, like Creech, created a real, complex human being from the role and was immensely sympathetic while also flawed.
West of Lenin Buzzer Chelsea LeValley (Suzy) EXCELLENT CONVICTION! I truly enjoyed watching every minute of your work~!
West of Lenin Buzzer Other/Final Comments All told, I enjoyed BUZZER. I applaud Mr. Epstein for producing this work and the entire cast and production staff for delivering an uneasy pill to swallow.
West of Lenin Buzzer Other/Final Comments A well done show. It definitely hits the buttons it was intended to hit. Acting was tight, believable, and sympathetic.
West of Lenin Buzzer Other/Final Comments Tech and set wise this was a great play.
West of Lenin Buzzer Other/Final Comments I love Chelsea LeValley in like, literally everything. I mean, I don't know this woman, don't tell her that. But she is SO good. Also, I don't think I've ever seen Spencer Hamp in anything and he was HYSTERICAL. He was so perfect in this role and his timing was just, impeccable.
West of Lenin Buzzer Spencer Hamp (Don) Mr. Hamp was a complete joy to watch.
West of Lenin Buzzer Spencer Hamp (Don) Hamp was also quite good.
West of Lenin Buzzer Spencer Hamp (Don) Fun to watch.
Arouet Caligula [Choreography] Christopher Martinez So much creativity!!!!
Arouet Caligula [Costume] Sam Gilworth Ah, Venus!
Arouet Caligula [Ensemble] Some brilliant moments
Arouet Caligula [Production] This was another "amazing" production from this theater group; They take a show that would by many be seen as obscure and "why do this" and magically create, produce, direct, deliver dynamite performances with such comraderie amongst the cast, production and house crews - - - a "knock your socks off!" production!!
Arouet Caligula [Production] Unique interpretations made for a frequently-engaging production.
Arouet Caligula [Scenic] Jordan Gerow Such simple yet superbly creative props
Arouet Caligula Caitlin Macy-Beckwith (Metellus) Caitling was IN it and that was refreshing. While she had a small part, she was completely IN the world of the play.
Arouet Caligula Danielle Daggerty (Caesonia) Played convincing range of emotions responsive to Caligula's outbursts and whims
Arouet Caligula Danielle Daggerty (Caesonia) Impressed with Danielle's portrayal of Caesonia's descent into madness, desperation, and addiction
Arouet Caligula Danielle Daggerty (Caesonia) Danielle was really quite exquisite when playing the unhinged Caesonia. Beautiful to watch.
Arouet Caligula Luke Sayler (Caligula) Such good acting, playing such a bad character. Wanted to kill him myself before intermission (the character, not the actor).
Arouet Caligula Luke Sayler (Caligula) Played impressive range of personalities and emotions
Arouet Caligula Luke Sayler (Caligula) Strong commitment to character and a demanding role, both emotionally and physically. I thought Luke was excellent.
Arouet Caligula Luke Sayler (Caligula) Luke Sayler is an exceptional actor. He was exceptional. He was able to carry the entire show seamlessly. Bravo!
Arouet Caligula Other/Final Comments I certainly never thought I'd refer to a Camus play as a "Treat" for the eyes and imagination!!
Arouet Caligula Other/Final Comments Well paced!
Arouet Caligula Other/Final Comments This was an enormous undertaking and the actors worked really hard to pull the piece off.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Director] Katie McKellar Engaging, beautiful and efficient. Well done!
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Director] Katie McKellar The decision to never show Beth except through her daughter was thematically brilliant.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Director] Katie McKellar Yes! Katie did great! She took advantage of the little space she had and created seamless transitions between scenes.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Ensemble] The ensemble was flawless. They listened to each other, and obviously liked each other a lot. It was fun to watch everyone interact, even when they were playing different characters or characters at a different time.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Lighting] Ahren Buhmann Yeah! It was great!
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Playwright] Scotto Moore Very rich story, great blend of simple and profound, and efficiently melded realistic stories into a fascinating -- but short -- narrative. Well done!
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Playwright] Scotto Moore I love podcasts and shows such as "This American Life" so this script was right up my alley!
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Playwright] Scotto Moore Compelling story, great relationships between characters and within a familiar, modern context that was a joy to be a part of.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Playwright] Scotto Moore Best work of Scotto's I've ever seen. He has always had a great way of throwing in jargon without alienating the audience and this one was no different. And I love how he has started exploring ways of playing with time travel that aren't sci-fi/put a modern human in a different place. This was really beautiful and grounded in realness and a lot like the podcasts we love so much that slowly unravel a story in a satisfying way.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Production] I really enjoyed this play. The story was rich and novel, and all of the actors contributed beautifully to it. Well done!
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Production] Fantastic cast, a fresh new story, effective use of space with maximum emotional impact. I loved it and I want to subscribe to the podcast.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Production] Yes! Great story, great acting, great stylization and use of space, excellent script and dialogue and sound techniques. Really a great evening at the theatre.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now [Sound] Chris Leher Really lovely and effective. Apparently the night I was there, there was something funky with the phone levels but I was still able to hear everything and it was great.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Amy Escobar (Beth/Eve) Nice work.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Amy Escobar (Beth/Eve) Great! She hit all the right notes and tones for both characters, and brought a darkness all the way up to the "happy" ending.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Anastasia Higham (Amanda) Sharp, witty, likable, believable. Well played!
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Anastasia Higham (Amanda) Presented a natural, genuine curiosity that I believed throughout.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Anastasia Higham (Amanda) Flawless.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Jen Moon (Jean) Natural and confident. Well done!
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Jen Moon (Jean) Met the other actors well.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Jordi Montes (Natalie) Earnest, genuine, perfect for the part. Well played!
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Jordi Montes (Natalie) A real swell character I'd hope to be in my corner.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Jordi Montes (Natalie) So well cast. Jordi is so nuanced as an actor, able to move between comedy and poignancy so flawlessly.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Other/Final Comments Really enjoyed this show. Congratulations!
Would love to see more shows written from the radio files premise, if the playwright thinks the (fictional) tapes have more stories to tell.
Theatre22 Can't Talk Right Now Other/Final Comments This show was beautiful and lovely and wonderful.
Seattle Public Theater Caught [Director] Jon Kretzu Great staging in the round.
Seattle Public Theater Caught [Ensemble] The cast was so cohesive. The energy flow felt very organic within scenes. Their were tense moments where everyone on stage just ramped it up.
Seattle Public Theater Caught [Ensemble] Keiko and Kevin's relationship was wonderful to watch unfold.
Seattle Public Theater Caught [Production] Most original, funniest, smartest thing I've seen this year.
Seattle Public Theater Caught [Scenic] Craig Wollam Clearly a lot went into the artwork surrounding the room and in the foyer. I thought the use of the theater in the round style helped put the audience in the show. We were experiencing the performance art in real time rather than as a production in a theater.
Seattle Public Theater Caught Keiko Green (Wang Min) Thoroughly impressed with her commitment to character. She really sold her role as Wang Min.
Seattle Public Theater Caught Keiko Green (Wang Min) Excellent timing.
Seattle Public Theater Caught Kevin Lin (Lin) The character's vulunerabilty shined as he was caught in a lie and the more relaxed side of the actor that spoke with Wang Min.
Seattle Public Theater Caught Kevin Lin (Lin) Quite serene on stage. Very nuanced and lovely.
Seattle Public Theater Caught Kevin Lin (Lin) Charmed!
Seattle Public Theater Caught Rebecca Olson (Joyce/Curator/Susan) She completely became each character. It was wonderful to see her transform so quickly between Joyce and the curator.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A [Costume] Sarah Burch Gordon The wheelie shoes as stand-ins for ice skates were a stroke of brilliance. I loved all the colors and textures of the costumes. Though there were design elements clearly meant to imitate Shulz' illustrations (the thick black line work in Lucy's costume and such) it was not overstated. The costumes were bright and charming without being garish and cartoon-like.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A [Director] Karen Lund This play was just what it needed to be: sweet, bright and charming. The ensemble was strong and dynamic. Direction was tight and crisp throughout. I really appreciated seeing an ethnically diverse cast. Thank you for making those casting choices.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A [Ensemble] Wonderfully engaged and committed to the Peanuts way of story telling.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A [Ensemble] Overall, top-notch.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A [Production] Delightful adaptation of the tv special. Worked best when elements from the show (kids dancing, the moment when they magically transform the Charlie Brown tree), were adapted to the stage. A great holiday show.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A [Sound] Mark Lund sound effects and integration with live music was seamless and added to the light-hearted humor.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A [Sound] Mark Lund Very good. The sound of effect of the flying snowballs were perfect.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A Carly Squires Hutchison (Sally) Carly was one of the few actors who took aspects of the comic strip character an imbued her with genuine childlike quality
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christopher Morson (Snoopy) Great physical work.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christopher Morson (Snoopy) Morson is always a joy to watch. His physical control was marvelous.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A Justin Huertas (Linus) Justin's stage presence is wonderful. He's Linus for the 21st Century.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A Molli Corcoran (Lucy) Loved watching Molli.
Taproot Theatre Company Charlie Brown Christmas, A Other/Final Comments A solid children's christmas show. The actors did a great job of keeping the Peanuts magic alive during the meet and greet. Really enjoyed that Schroder and Pig Pen provided all the musical accompaniment. Kids in the audience were having a blast. Truly the movie brought to life.
Intiman Theatre Children's Hour, The [Ensemble] Nice side interactions between the students.
Intiman Theatre Children's Hour, The [Ensemble] Beautifully and emotionally cohesive
Intiman Theatre Children's Hour, The [Production] This was a very powerful play; I was drawn into it and felt at one with the players.
Intiman Theatre Children's Hour, The [Production] This production was extremely well-done, well-acted, hard hitting and relevant to all of us:) As a 65 year-old lesbian who has lived through many of the social/cultural taboos addressed by the play, I left crying and found myself emotionally exhausted - - the play re-opened many wounds that I thought I had more lovingly put behind me!! Lies are so vile and powerful!
Intiman Theatre Children's Hour, The [Scenic] Jennifer Zeyl I loved the way each act opened with the translucent curtain down, then smoothly moved to its position
Intiman Theatre Children's Hour, The [Scenic] Jennifer Zeyl The way the scenes magically appeared before our eyes in each act was awesome!
Intiman Theatre Children's Hour, The Hannah Mootz (Martha Dobie) Raw, volatile, complicated - I went on a rich journey with this character through Mootz's lens.
Intiman Theatre Children's Hour, The Suzanne Bouchard (Amelia Tilford) Powerful.
Intiman Theatre Children's Hour, The Tiffany Yvonne Cox (Karen Wright) Passionate performance. Did a nice job of demonstrating emotional highs and lows without resorting to yelling/pure aggression.
Ghost Light Theatricals Chorestia Cody Smith (Man) Exceptional acting. Changed personalities instantaneously as he changed characters.
Ghost Light Theatricals Chorestia Cody Smith (Man) Remarkable ability to switch between so many characters so quickly and each one different and filled with new life. Wonderful!
Copious Love Productions CODENAME: Kansas, Witch Hunter! [Costume] Allegra Rege & Jeremiah Holt you can tell the costumer(s) did a lot with a little and created unique characters
Copious Love Productions CODENAME: Kansas, Witch Hunter! [Ensemble] you could tell the cast had a lot of fun in these worlds.
Copious Love Productions CODENAME: Kansas, Witch Hunter! [Lighting] Tory True If this includes the animation, then it was excellent. The animation was the true star of this show.
Copious Love Productions CODENAME: Kansas, Witch Hunter! [Production] I found the tech elements of the show to be exciting and innovative and opened up many possibilities for similar storytelling.
Copious Love Productions CODENAME: Kansas, Witch Hunter! [Production] Tech and Production Values were super fun and well thought out. The producer needs serious kudos for getting together a magnitude of elements.
Copious Love Productions CODENAME: Kansas, Witch Hunter! Other/Final Comments This play requires a category for visual/video design and stage combat, which were two of it's strengths.
Copious Love Productions CODENAME: Kansas, Witch Hunter! Other/Final Comments If projections or makeup were their own categories I would give them each outstanding.
The props in this were also fantastic. Sucks I can't give those designers their recognition.
Copious Love Productions CODENAME: Kansas, Witch Hunter! Other/Final Comments Very well done by all! Especially enjoyed the Flying Monks/Munchies.
Costume design and makeup - superb!
Gaming isn't my thing and I wasn't prepared to love this show as much as I did! Thank you!!
Copious Love Productions CODENAME: Kansas, Witch Hunter! Other/Final Comments I compliment the performers for working with innovative tech with such ease.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Come From Away [Choreography] Loved the use of the chairs and rotating set to create new areas/place seamlessly. Creative, inventive, well-executed.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Come From Away [Production] I loved this production! Overall it was a unique and interesting story performed by a wonderful cast who embodied their characters instead of being one-dimensional "Broadway Belters." Loved the casting, musicians, story, the whole thing. Wonderful premise, beautifully executed. Thanks for going with ACTORS who could create CHARACTERS. Wonderfully creative staging/choreography using a single set and simple props. Exceptional.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Come From Away Astrid Van Wieren (Beulah) Gold star performance! Fantastic energy, joi de vivre that was palpable. Great job on all characters...Love you!
Seattle Repertory Theatre Come From Away Caesar Samayoa (Colin 2) Nice multiple characterizations
Seattle Repertory Theatre Come From Away Eric Ankrim (Oz) Great humor, nice multiple characterizations - really well done.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Come From Away Jenn Colella (Beverley) Really wonderful work. Very well done, totally believable, great anchor to the show.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Come From Away Lee MacDougall (Nick) I love this actor in this role; captured the tepid British energy with awkward heart. Great job.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Come From Away Other/Final Comments I didn't think theater could get much better in Seattle. Then I saw Come From Away.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Come From Away Other/Final Comments Wonderful ensemble work. I LOVE that you seemed to be actors first and singers second - exactly what this play needs. I was swept up from the start and with you all the way. Lovely moments and connections throughout. Thank you for an exceptional night at the theater.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Come From Away Other/Final Comments One of the finest new musicals of this decade. Original,clever, timely
, and relevant, filled with pathos and humor. Absolutely flawless production.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Come From Away Rodney Hicks (Bob) GREAT comic presence, stong work throughout - he has that spark! for sure. I'd watch him in anything again in a heartbeat.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Costume] Pete Rush I LOVED THE COSTUMES. The women's costumes were gorgeous throughout.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Costume] Pete Rush Nice work.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Director] Jane Nichols imaginative interpretation of the world
distinct vision
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Director] Jane Nichols The intricate choreography heightened the humor of the interactions. The ad-libbed asides were effective. Everything was well-threaded together.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Director] Jane Nichols The physical comedy was spot on.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Ensemble] There are tight passes, quick crosses, set changes, rope swings, bicycles, dancing, and other acrobatics onstage; this ensemble navigates ably and without scaring the audience. (Except in a fun way) Everyone truly seemed to be enjoying themselves and there was a wonderful sense of play between the characters, both with each other and with the audience. Great job.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Ensemble] Great chemistry and comedic timing from everyone involved.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Lighting] Andrew D. Smith The whole production glowed with warmth with some subtle changes for effect. It was pretty seamless.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Production] great sense of physicality, made the text engaging
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Production] Well thought out and wonderfully executed from the few prominent set pieces to the costumes, music, interstitial bits and performances.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Production] Overall, it was a high quality and precise production. I was entertained, and enamored by the earnestness of the performers.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Scenic] Craig Wollam simple but effective
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Scenic] Craig Wollam There were two prominent set pieces and they were both used to great effect. The movement of doors and other set pieces were fluid and provided great opportunities for additional gags.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Scenic] Craig Wollam Very cool, simple stuff, plus a pendulum! Fun.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Sound] Robertson Witmer The interstitial music was so enjoyable and seamlessly moved the scene changes along without interrupting the flow.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The [Sound] Robertson Witmer Fun trills that manipulated emotions
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The Arjun Pande (Dromio) strong physicality, great focus and commitment, vivid imagery
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The Arjun Pande (Dromio) His goofy grin was infectious.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The Jay Myers (Antipholus) honest, great ease with language
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The Jay Myers (Antipholus) Really skillful physically; able to hold audience rapt for 5 min without dialogue by playing with a sword.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The Jay Myers (Antipholus) Admirably carried the show. Great comedic timing and delivery.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The Julie Briskman (Emilia) Her gravitas was magnetic. That voice!
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The Kevin Kelly (Dromio) Tremendous physical acting!
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The Kevin Kelly (Dromio) Almost scary physicality.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The Other/Final Comments I laughed a bit.
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The Other/Final Comments What a lovely show! So energetic and full of such great clownery!
Seattle Shakespeare Company Comedy of Errors, The Todd Jefferson Moore (Egeon) He tackled that rambling Shakespearean monologue handily.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Constellations [Ensemble] They were giving a master class in working with a scene partner.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Constellations [Lighting] LB Morse The nature of this production made lighting the primary scene/timeline/reality-change indicator.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Constellations [Production] Almost flawlessly executed! A moving, unique, thought-provoking production.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Constellations Alexandra Tavares (Marianne) I was blown away by Alexandra's performance. The strongest of the year by far!
Seattle Repertory Theatre Constellations Max Gordon Moore (Roland) Terrific work on what MUST have been an extraordinarily challenging piece. Chemistry between the characters was palpable.
Seattle Repertory Theatre Constellations Other/Final Comments Everything about this production was essentially perfect.
Taproot Theatre Company Cotton Patch Gospel [Costume] Mark Lund If I could I would have asked the female guitarist where she got her entire outfit.
Taproot Theatre Company Cotton Patch Gospel [Lighting] Kristi Matthews Beautiful blues and yellows
Taproot Theatre Company Cotton Patch Gospel Other/Final Comments Fantastic music and singing! The music was top-notch. Thank you!
Taproot Theatre Company Cotton Patch Gospel Other/Final Comments Totally engaging cast and performance.
Taproot Theatre Company Cotton Patch Gospel Other/Final Comments Really fun show
Taproot Theatre Company Cotton Patch Gospel Randy Scholz (Matthew) Great character acting, physicality and a wonderful singing voice to round it out.
Taproot Theatre Company Cotton Patch Gospel Randy Scholz (Matthew) Exceptional performance
Theater Schmeater Creature [Costume] Briana Schwartz The costumes were great.
Theater Schmeater Creature [Production] Acting skills beyond measure, incredible INCREDIBLE technical components.
Theater Schmeater Creature [Production] Fascinating play that still has me thinking about it.
Theater Schmeater Creature Other/Final Comments Spectacular all around.
Theater Schmeater Creature Other/Final Comments The cast seemed to be having a really great time.
Village Theatre Crimes of the Heart [Costume] Cathy Hunt These were some of the best wigs I've seen in a looong while.
Village Theatre Crimes of the Heart [Ensemble] There were moments that the three sisters really were sisters on stage. It reminded me of my relationship, at points, with my sister so much!
Village Theatre Crimes of the Heart [Lighting] Tristan Roberson I loved that the lights above the oven and light switches in the kitchen actually worked! I thought about this the moment I saw the set, so it was particularly rewarding when they were used.
Village Theatre Crimes of the Heart [Production] All of the elements of the play (set, costumes, actors, etc) worked together to create a very familiar world, full of family and past and kitchen conversations.
Village Theatre Crimes of the Heart [Scenic] Andrea Bush Familiar, and just "off" enough to be a grand parent's house.
Village Theatre Crimes of the Heart [Scenic] Andrea Bush A "historically accurate" kitchen recreation, if the kitchens of my childhood years can be termed historic.
Village Theatre Crimes of the Heart Angela DiMarco (Chick Boyle) Strongest performance and most cohesive character in the show.
Village Theatre Crimes of the Heart Brenda Joyner (Meg Magrath) A bundle of energy and joy!
Village Theatre Crimes of the Heart Robert Bergin (Barnette Lloyd) crisp, clean, likeable
Village Theatre Crimes of the Heart Robert Bergin (Barnette Lloyd) Well done! Believable - served the show very well.
Theater Schmeater Crossing, The [Costume] Kelsey Murphy-Duford Nice job finding period-looking costumes and matching them beautifully to each character.
Theater Schmeater Crossing, The Brian Lange (Ray Spencer) Strong voice and grounded character.
Theater Schmeater Crossing, The Kendra Pierce (The Fury) Pierce's physicality was a high point of the show.
Theater Schmeater Crossing, The Kendra Pierce (The Fury) Good solid work with a difficult, imaginary character.
Theater Schmeater Crossing, The Maren Comendant (Mary Spencer) Comendant's solos were the best sung numbers in the show, and her character was the one that seemed to have high stakes.
Theater Schmeater Crossing, The Maren Comendant (Mary Spencer) Beautiful voice, nuanced character - very nice work. A standout.
Theater Schmeater Crossing, The Michael Ramquist (Editor) Ramquist's ink-spattered editor was hilarious, a menacing baboon of a boss.
Theater Schmeater Crossing, The Olivia Lee (Riggins) Strong character, sold the accent, good voice - nice job!
Theater Schmeater Crossing, The Victoria Spero (Amelia Earhart) Nice work and voice.
ACT Theatre Daisy [Scenic] Shawn Ketchum Johnson This set was AMAZING. All those tv's!! It really was so, so powerful.
ACT Theatre Daisy Brad Farwell (Aaron Ehrlich) Is there anything this guy doesn't just CRUSH at?? He's been spectacular in everything I've ever seen!
ACT Theatre Daisy Michael Gotch (Tony Schwartz) OK this guy! A literal chameleon. He was so transformed-and had great comedic timing.
ACT Theatre Daisy Other/Final Comments Daisy pulls a strikingly familiar chord with direct parallels to today's current events.
ACT Theatre Daisy Other/Final Comments This was a timely and impactful play, truly moving, it will stay with me for awhile
ACT Theatre Daisy Other/Final Comments This show was an engaging, thought provoking and interesting play. I hope everyone sees it!
ACT Theatre Daisy Other/Final Comments Really enjoyed this play. Congratulations!
ArtsWest Death of a Salesman David Pichette (Willy Loman) So powerful and thorough. One of the most powerful performances of the year.
ArtsWest Death of a Salesman Eleanor Moseley (Linda) Eleanor should win an award for 'Best Actress'! This is the second production I've had the pleasure of seeing her in. Exemplary!
ArtsWest Death of a Salesman Eleanor Moseley (Linda) One of the most formidable performances I have seen this year. Wonderful!
ArtsWest Death of a Salesman Other/Final Comments This was an excellent production! One of my favorites of the season, by far. The actors worked together beautifully.
ArtsWest Death of a Salesman Other/Final Comments Truly wonderful production of a great American Classic. Very impressive work from everyone involved.
Centerstage Death on the Supermarket Shelf [Director] Tina Polzin The entire show was executed in a very creative way. Little set design, props and costumes were required. The actors and the lighting design carried the show - which was daring and creative - many wonderful moments came out of this.
Centerstage Death on the Supermarket Shelf [Ensemble] Many great moments.
Centerstage Death on the Supermarket Shelf [Lighting] Paul Arnold The strongest point of the show. It set the mood, it changed the mood, it assisted the acting, it helped carry the drama. It was clear a lot of time and effort was put into the lighting design.
Centerstage Death on the Supermarket Shelf Other/Final Comments Kudos to Cooper Harris-Turner and Sara Henley-Hicks for their wonderful singing voices.
Centerstage Death on the Supermarket Shelf Other/Final Comments The two main singers were really outstanding and choice of songs added significantly to the play. The little girl Cora Pearlstein was also excellent.
Annex Theatre Do It For Umma [Costume] Corrine Magin The clothing appeared modern to match the youthfulness of the characters and the styling of older Asian women. It made sense for the production.
Annex Theatre Do It For Umma [Director] Sara Porkalob The director was able to elicit some terrific comic performances from all of the performers.
Annex Theatre Do It For Umma [Director] Sara Porkalob Really enjoyable, used the small space rather well.
Annex Theatre Do It For Umma [Director] Sara Porkalob I only have praise for Sara Porklalob. She's a powerhouse.
Annex Theatre Do It For Umma [Ensemble] Individually and as an ensemble, each player displayed an aptitude for comic timing and droll delivery.
Annex Theatre Do It For Umma [Lighting] Emily Leong the lighting design added mystery and drama.
Annex Theatre Do It For Umma [Lighting] Emily Leong The use of a silhouette worked well for events that took place in the past. I like how it was used as Umma described how she was murdered.
Annex Theatre Do It For Umma [Playwright] Seayoung Yim I was laughing throughout, and there are very few plays that I can honestly say that about.
Annex Theatre Do It For Umma [Playwright] Seayoung Yim Really laugh out loud funny. There was punchline after punchline The dialogue told the story really well and provided a lot of background knowledge for the characters. It was easy to distinguish the character perspectives whether they had a more western cultural reference or were more traditional. I liked how the characters played off of each other. No one was 100% right or wrong.
Annex Theatre Do It For Umma [Playwright] Seayoung Yim Seayoung is my new hero. The script was funny for white audiences, more so for first generation immigrants and doubly funny for Korean-Americans. It tapped into the unique, convoluted relationship between immigrant parents and their children in a deep, relateable way. She built well-rounded characters who each had their own set of struggles. I want to get my hands on the script if only to read the stage directions and pronunciation guide.

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