893 | Ya-ku-za
From The Austin Chronicle:
"...a gracefully minimal and finessed script."
"This suspenseful two-hander serves up tension in its silences as much as its words."
"...a work filled with tension that takes the audience with it every step of the way toward its dark (and unavoidable) conclusion."
From Broadway World:
"In Daria Miyeko Marinelli's tension filled script, silences and sounds are as important as the dialogue."
"Though short in time, it is long on entertainment and well worth a visit."
From CTX Live Theatre:
"...an evocative, reductionist game."
"The script [...] works at maintaining a level of tension comparable to that you achieve when a cobra is dropped into a box with a mongoose."
"...full of fire and fury."
FEATURED IN: AMerican Theatre OnStage
"Playwright Daria Miyeko Marinelli's excellent script is essential to Untameable’s success."
"Highly Impractical Theatre and The Unsoft War have crafted a world of magic, mystery, and love; a world that one will want to experience over and over again."
From Theatre is Easy:
"Settings and stories artfully collide in this immersive saga of love, intrigue, and diamonds."
"Multifaceted as diamonds and complex and daring as a heist, Untameable is an adventure well worth joining."
"...a very interesting evening at a theater and one that is recommended to fans of crime dramas, experimental performances and immersive plays."
Featured In: CULTUREBOT, GO See a Show Podcast, AXS, Brooklyn Paper, The Brooklyn Courier, Broadway World, TimeOut New York, & Guest of a Guest
We Are Samurai
FROM THEATRE BLOOM:
"...The writing is dynamic...The experience is incredible; unlike anything you will experience this season anywhere in Washington."
FROM DC METRO THEATRE ARTS:
"...pure floating bliss...fascinating."
"No matter what you think of the Lynchian surrealism that is Daria Miyeko Marinelli’s play, you can rest assured that you’ve never experienced anything quite like it."
FROM DC THEATRE SCENE:
"...Not for the shy or the passive perhaps, but We Are Samurai provides a compelling, and certainly unique, evening of participatory theatre at its most accessible."
FROM BROADWAY WORLD:
"...We Are Samurai wanders Wild, Well-Made, and Weird."
"Each of these characters...make for fantastic theatrical fodder."
"This play is for gamers, choose-your-own-adventure enthusiasts, and people who never stopped poking things with a stick when they were children."
FROM THE MARYLAND GAZETTE:
"...Deborah Randall, the founder and artistic director, brings a love and fiery passion to her work, which rubs off on her actors. The result is, hands down, some of the best theater in this area."
FROM THE BALTIMORE SUN:
"...It's the type of activity and energy city officials envisioned for the C Street Arts District. This time, it's compliments of the latest production at Venus Theatre, "We Are Samurai."
FROM THEATER IS EASY:
"...We Are Samurai requires active listening and an open imagination."
"...striking on many levels."
FROM USHER NONSENSE:
"...text of the piece yields elements which contribute to the solution of a mystery...Piecing things together is part of the fun...The performers are very committed...The text has potential-interest and off-beat appeal.
"We Are Samurai is a Compelling and Immersive Theatrical Experience...The story itself is beautifully dark and original...the show was nothing short of a success, weaving together a story so compelling that it kept the audience literally on their toes."
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