August 3, 2016

The Buzz

The Good Fight

The play powerfully dramatizes a significant era for women.

W. Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

Brilliant Traces

Emotionally charged performances plus conceptually intriguing writing = a great theatre experience. I know what I need to do with that particular pair of shoes now also ... thanks!

Jill Johnson Brilliant Traces

Unraveled

...messy, honest and painful - a bit like life at these points.

Ed Huyck City Pages

The Most Massive Woman Wins 2009

I almost can't believe I'm giving a Fringe show five kitties, but I'm doing it and I have no doubt. This production was, by far, my favorite performance of the entire Festival. All four performers present deeply touching portrayals of doubt, guilt, beauty, and love. Intended to address body image for women, this show addressed, in my opinion, the issue of body image for all of us. Do NOT miss the final performance!

Ryan Grimes

Girl’s Got Pluck

Just when you thought the straight-white-male version of history and art was becoming more irrevocably entrenched, Theatre Unbound dashes to the rescue.

John Townsend Lavender Magazine

Brilliant Traces

This show will touch you and wake and shake you up, days after you see it! Linder and Poirier work so well together, you forget how much work goes into doing this kind of an intense performance! Miriam Monasch has staged it to the stars' advantage, both visually and vocally. Watching this show reminded me that we are all so close to the line, and can go either way depending on the heart of the person nearest us. Bravo and Brava to Linder and Poirier!

Anita Kozan Brilliant Traces

The Good Fight

When you go to see the premiere of a new play, this is the kind of thing you hope to see. It's doubly wonderful because it's so rare.

Matthew A. Everett Twin Cities Daily Planet

Women! Live On Stage! (2004)

Beautiful and exuberant!

Eli Effinger-Weintraub Audience Review

Brilliant Traces

Burnt shoes, junk food and oil rigs-what do these have in common? A comedy-tragedy with existential concerns. Poirer and Linder are brilliant as the couple with secrets and emotional challenges. A great script by Cindy Lou Johnson and well directed by Miriam Monasch. Go See.

Dixie Treichel Brilliant Traces

Girl Shorts 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed myself - what a wonderful variety of thought-provoking and fun work.

Christine Noonan Audience Review

Brilliant Traces

Linder and Poirier do a wonderful job with these characters. In lesser hands, they could have easily been reduced to a "movie-of-the-week"-type cliches, but the performances held my interest throughout this very touching hour.

Florence Brammer Brilliant Traces

Murderess

Emotionally compelling...terrifying...darkly comedic.

William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

Directors’ Gym 2008

The variety and challenge this project provides is energizing!

Participating artist

Piece of My Heart

One of the top regional productions I have seen.

Shirley Lauro Playwright

Expecting Isabel

Delightful and frighteningly funny

John Olive How Was The Show

The Taming

The Taming delivers a shard of hope to offer some light amid the dismal conduct of our political arena.

Arthur Dorman Talkin' Broadway

The Most Massive Woman Wins 2009

this show was so worth it! i just sat there wanting to laugh and cry because all of it was so true and terrible at the same time. it sounded like they were writing about my life! life of all women. it was really powerful that they were so beautiful but yet dealt with the same issues i do. that says so much about our society and womens' issues. a great glimpse of the life of a woman for men to see too!

brenda atkins The Most Massive Woman Wins

The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women

I had one of the best times in a theater that I ever had last night. What a fabulous production! Everyone in the cast was stellar. And what a brilliant idea about the voting. Not only did it rivet our attention to the action, but it made its point so clearly at the end when I couldn't vote on anyone's fate. Wow.

Paula Anderson

24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2013

Artists really like the challenge.

Sheila Regan City Pages

The Most Massive Woman Wins (2009)

A must-see!

Debra O'Connor St. Paul Pioneer Press

24-Hour Play Project 2008

Everyone jumps in with both feet. Everyone seems to make broader, braver choices.

Ahna Brandvik Participating artist

24-Hour Play Project 2010

We do it because we have a need to test our limits.

Renee Werbowski Participating artist

The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women

We were truly blown away by the quality of acting, the fabulous script, etc... we had a wonderful time at the show (and laughed our a$$#s off!!!)

Claire Avitable 20% Theatre Company

Expecting Isabel

"Delightful and frighteningly funny"

How Was The Show

Women! Live On Stage! (2004)

Dazzling...a theatrical feast.

William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

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