Reviews

REVIEW: Ken Ham's Journey ... | Know Theatre of Cincinnati | Cincinnati Enquirer

Clearly, this is a plot that pits good guys versus bad, nut cases versus reasonable. But it’s to Tatum’s credit that we’re rarely sure which is which. At first, we think we know. But Tatum doesn’t let us – or them – off the hook quite so simply. There are no black-and-white solutions to ideas and theories as complex as these.
As with most collaborations between Tatum and director Bridget Leak, there is a certain unruliness to this show.
... as with every production by Tatum and Leak, there is more than enough substance to keep our minds working well after the final scene ends.
— David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer, December 5, 2016

REVIEW: Andy's House of [BLANK] | Know Theatre of Cincinnati | CityBeat

“Director Bridget Leak has given the piece continuity and flow. “
“The music is great, and there are lots of laughs along the way, but the story is a serious, poignant rumination about love, longing and how to move forward by looking back.”
— Rick Pender, CityBeat

REVIEW: Andy's House of Blank | Know Theatre of Cincinnati | Cincinnati Enquirer

“... an eloquent and entertaining show about love and memory and the excruciating power of disappointment.”
“It’s exhausting. And exhilarating. And heartbreaking.”
“... a cycle of purposefully repetitive scenes of introspection and confessions and revelations that are as dismaying as they are filled with hope and desperation.”
“In the end, though, this is Strickand and Tatum’s show. They’re engaging and driven, performers who seem born to stand in front of an audience. They have stories to tell. Lots of them. You get the sense that without [Director Bridget] Leak there to rein them in, they would still be standing center stage, spinning great stories when the sun came up.”
“[Strickland and Tatum] have crafted a piece of theater that is tender and ribald, witty and touching. And it is oh-so-smart.”
— David Lyman, Enquirer Contributor

REVIEW: Slut Shaming | CincyFringe | Enquirer

“‘Slut Shaming’ is every bit as harsh a dramatic journey as its title suggests.

This isn’t science fiction. There’s no miraculous machine that moves her through time. This is an exploration of a mind, a soul in crisis.”
“‘Slut Shaming’ is a vividly poetic script. And the actors obviously revel in the lushness of the language.

Hurl yourself into the stream of the script’s consciousness and you may just find this an experience as enlightening as it is harrowing.”
— David Lyman, Enquirer Contributor

REVIEW (Critic's Pick) | Slut Shaming | CincyFringe

“Critic’s Pick”
“[Director Bridget] Leak does a marvelous job of visualizing the multiple moments in time.

Leak’s staging of three actors on what otherwise is a bare stage is specific and sometimes surprising in the strength of her images... It is dizzying at times, truly fine ensemble work.

Trust me, it works.”
— Ed Cohen, CityBeat