Selected directing reviews

The Worst Mother in the World
Highly Recommended – Chicago Reader
“…In addition to shedding much-needed light on postpartum anxiety and depression, the story provides a new perspective on trust, trauma, and women’s ability to lift one another up and tear one another down.”

Fefu and Her Friends
Three Stars- Chicago Tribune
“…shattering our expectations about both conventional drama and the trajectory of women’s relationships leaves some beguiling shards embedded in the brain after the final curtain.”

From Every Mountainside/Or Does It Explode?
Highly Recommended – Chicago Reader
“…the autobiographical, the fictional, and the literary-historical intertwine in unpredictable, inventive, and, more often than not, beguiling ways. The show rarely makes it obvious where our sympathies should lie..

Iphigenia…(a rave Fable)
Three Stars – Chicago Tribune
“…a transfixing vision of hell on earth, buttressed by Svich’s fractured poetic voice and her unblinking laser gaze…the most assured and sophisticated production I’ve seen from Halcyon”

Four Stars – TimeOut Chicago
“…an uncommonly heated Yerma. Adams handles his ensemble cast well, creating nice effects in large group scenes.”

Bang the Drum Slowly
Recommended, Windy City Times
“Peter Moore and Alex Gillmor, along with a sturdy ensemble (featuring a standout character turn by Jim Poole as the irate manager), forge an argument for being one’s brother’s keeper with enough stoical poignancy to elevate masculine values to the level of heroic myth.”