Praise for The Sister

**** Gripping... told with punchy, slick dialogue and very good acting...both mesmerising and memorable...
the tale remains in your head long after you leave.
— The Edinburgh Reporter
*** Eric John Meyer’s engagingly strange play The Sister takes a familiar domestic set-up and plays games with it ... There’s an intriguingly off-kilter quality to the writing... Pleasingly weird in a dreamlike way, and New York company Dutch Kills is not short of imagination.
— The Stage
“A fever dream ... at once thrilling and terrifying ... unpredictable and chilling”

— New York Theatre Review

It defies genre and expectation in artfully embodying the panorama that is the human condition. ... It is gratifying to watch and inspiring to discover such bold and talented new voices.”

— New York Theater Review.

Meyer’s bluntly funny and mean play proves to be something like his mysterious offstage machine itself: abrasive, hurtful, but inexplicably necessary.”

— Backstage

Alley Scott (Leanne) is captivating to watch in her descent from power to submission, her desperation one of the most harrowing moments of the evening.”

— New York Theatre Review

The excellent Jeb Kreager plays Bob with booming volatility”

— Backstage

A superbly calibrated sound design by Asa Wember”

— Show Business Weekly

**** [A] Beautifully realised production that delights... the cast do an excellent job... This is a play that revels in its strangeness... This production is invigorating, captivating, and adventurously bizarre. The fascinating dynamics and well-crafted performances make for a gripping show.
— Broadway Baby
*** Brings to mind David Lynch’s Twin Peaks or Blue Velvet
— The List
Up close and personal.”

— New York Times

“Jess Chayes directs the piece with razor-sharp precision and an enormous amount of understanding and insight... Ms. Chayes has shaped the piece beautifully and allows it to come forth in all its strange beauty.”

— New York Theatre Review

“ Jess Chayes’ expert close-quarters staging on designer Sara C. Walsh’s ingenious set”

— Backstage

Erin Mallon is enthralling as Colleen, magnificently reconciling the character’s naive submissiveness and righteous fury.”

— Backstage

Erin Mallon finds incredible depth in her nuanced portrayal of Colleen, from the childlike, frightened, captive to the grounded woman she later becomes.”

— New York Theatre Review

 Jeb Kreager (Bob) is excellent in all his petrifying alpha male power”

— New York Theatre Review

PRAISE for In Quietness

Exquisite moments of vulnerability and strength exhibited on stage.
— RG Magazine
... brilliantly written script that raises many questions about gender roles in modern marriage.
— Applause, Applause
In Quietness dares to get deep and ask a lot of important questions.
— Theater Is Easy
Anna wrote a play that is smart, specific, relaxed, and un-apologetically character driven… but on paper the theatrical quality of that writing could easily be lost in direction. Danya deftly steers the writing into a type of poetry on stage. The play is slowly paced, but rhythmic, so the audience is never bored. These two women provide voices I hope to continue to see in the world of theater.
— RG Magazine
I was extremely impressed with the script written Anna Moench. It doesn’t bash religious beliefs but instead, simply represents them leaving it up to the audience to draw their own judgments and conclusions. Various gender roles in marriage are also explored. Danya Taymor did a fine job of directing this complex piece of theater. The acting, writing and directing nicely came together in a cohesive whole. The play was interesting and the issues it raised were relevant, important, and timely.
— Applause, Applause
Taymor’s cast feels like they were born to play their parts and costume designer Beth Goldenberg’s outfits are their second skin. MacCluggage is striking in red dress and heels and Alley Scott is a precious jewel in her austere teal skirt-suit, just to name a few of Goldenberg’s fine finds.
— Theater Is Easy
As Maxine, Kate MacCluggage has graceful complexity navigating a strained, stifled path of personal rediscovery. ... MacClaggage skillfully captures Maxine’s two worlds: one of physical longing, the other of personal faith.
— Theater Is Easy
Lucy DeVito... absolutely nails the character of Beth.
— RG Magazine
...the formidable manager of the Homemaking House Terri, brought to light with bustling overbearing aplomb by Alley Scott
— Tribeca Trib
...this dialogue is compelling, and Ms. Moench demonstrates a keen interest in human thought, behavior and relationships... It’s enough to inspire faith in her future plays.
— New York Times
Taymor finds vivid physical life in the compositions of knowing nods, well-timed ‘ahs,’ and smiles of solidarity; she seems fluent in the Texan Baptist body language.
— Theater Is Easy
Director Danya Taymor allows subtlety and differentiation in the onstage performances ... The monochromatic scenic design, created by Kristen Robinson, provides the splashes of color, dotting the emotional landscape with bright, blue mops and yellow flowers. The frame of the house draws the eyes up. There is a clear, blue sky with clouds where the lead actors can look up and dream. In this world, expressively lit by Masha Tsimring and Caitlin Smith Rapoport, the trappings of success are only a few steps away.
— Theater Pizzazz
Kate MacCluggage, who plays Max, is absolutely riveting. You can’t take your eyes off her even when she is just listening. Her lovely, expressive face speaks volumes. The entire cast is excellent, and the set is superb—a box set that suggests a church, but works as many other locations while always keeping the church looming over everyone.
— ELJ
Kate MacCluggage is very powerful
— Applause, Applause
Delong allows Paul to search out the spiritual unknown with a mixture of sorrow and simplicity.
— Theater Is Easy
Paul [is] played with a deep sincerity by Blake DeLong...
— ELJ
As the leader of the school of Christian housekeeping, Terri (Alley Scott) arrives with a hot entrance and delivers unlimited stage presence throughout the night.
— Theater Is Easy
Light designers Masha Tsimring and Caitlin Smith Rapoport along with sound designer Asa Wember are flawlessly in sync.
— Theater Is Easy
Alley Scott is charismatic and consistent as Terri, the head of Homemaking House. She comes across fully dedicated to her goal of helping young women prove they are ready to take on the duties of wife and homemaker is a Christian home.
— Applause, Applause

Praise for Adventure Quest

*** This is the show for you if you love old style computer games, complete with eighties synthetic music and graphics... The ensemble is dedicated and performs well, with Edward Bauer as the Hero, particularly giving his all...The show is fun and plays on the nostalgia that exists for childhood computer games.
— Edinburgh Spotlight
Adventure Quest is a loving homage to the great point-&-click adventure games of the eighties and nineties... This play will be an instant delight... The show is inventive, unique, and really really funny.
— Fringe Biscuit