...Director Mahayana Landowne
has staged the play with unaffected simplicity. I’d go so
far as to say Sun-Up may well be the most significant dramatic revival
in New York this season...
by Elais Stimac
...Director Mahayana Landowne has
done a meticulous job of peeling away layers Of Malpede’s script,
uncovering one clue at a time as to the relationship between characters.
She has coreographed each move of the play as if the play was a dance...
...It is difficult to separate the
performance of the actors from the writing and the direction: again
such a singleness of purpose in a production is a rare thing....US
is a soaked poem that presents a fusion of movement, text, voice,
and space with plain meaning and implication. The text and direction
are provacative and shocking. The production lays bare the difference
between genders and ethnic backgrounds without an attempt at a blanket
solution. It is intellectually and emotionally engaging and an illustrious
addition to HERE’s body of work...
Shakespeare BulletinSummer 2000
- Measure for Measure
by Paul Pierog
….deftly cut and subtly directed….intimately
staged for a small space…The production creates a strong intimacy
with the audience…with almost no props or furniture, the shortened
play has a swift and immediate sense of ongoing action.. The portraits
of all the characters force us to sympathize with them as they face
their own limitations, instead of judging them dispassionately and
externally. This approach creates a different understanding of these
characters as people addressing their own strengths and weaknesses,
often with the insight and illumination Shakespeare provides the worst