PRESS & QUOTES


Hildegard Vision Time Out New York Critics Pick! (2015) 

"(In) Hildegard Vision...multi-talented Marina Celander is the elegance central to Hildegard (vision)... The immediacy of setting...provides the sensation of a dream externalized...striking visual elements. The space contains, all at once, everything it needs, collapsing the separation between one point in history and another era."We are vessels. We are women. How can we transcend so many barriers?" Celander asks shortly before von Stade (Nehprii Amenii) pulls out a videocam from out of somewhere and trains it on her abbess's face. The subtle interactions between these two-the dynamics of Celander's faint but detectable withdrawal, her self-containment, and Amenii's confused, quiet discomfort-drew me into the work. Eva Yaa Asantewaa at InfiniteBody (2015)


American Mill No. 2

American Mill No. 2 with “multimedia, song, movement, found text…(is) an effervescent daisy chain of chaos and calm.” Sander Gusinow, Theatre Reviews Unlimited 2015

 

Michael J Was Innocent

It was out of this world. The entire evening had an incredibly compelling delivered with fitfulness reserved for true punks and cartoon cats when their tails get stuck in a light socket. I'm going to go back and I'd love it if you came with me. It's kind of like riding a big rollercoaster...while someone punches you in the face. In a good way.” - Topher Cusamo, award-winning Playwright 2015

“Michael J Was Innocent” such a rich piece filled with so much humor, compassion, a deep humanity and haunting sweetness of soul.” - Tammy Faye Starlite, Downtown Performance Icon 2015 

 

S16 

“(S16) A vibrant rendition of Pirandello’s words through completely different media”– Stefano Boselli, Pirandello Society 2013

 “S16...knocks down the walls between expressive genres and amalgamates music, video, and acting into an adrenalizing, dramatic experience. This poetic multi-media production is an intense, heavily atmospheric theater art installation from Pioneers Go East Collective.”-Lisa Jo Sagolla, Backstage 2012

 

I Fioretti in Musica

"...thrilling, touchning, unforgettable...this is a special work of theater. It takes a hearfelt tale and presents it in new and innovative ways..." - Kelly Aliano - Off-off online -2010