“Where can Huck from Scandal and Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block perform a play written by Lena Dunham and directed by the producer of The 100?” Read more of Entertainment Weekly’s preview of IAMA’s 2016 23 Hour Play Festival.
— ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Everyone, even the biggest names, were thrilled and terrified by the challenge,” she told Backstage. Those names include Lena Dunham (“Girls”) and Dan Bucatinsky (“Scandal”) acting as writers, and Ian Harding (“Pretty Little Liars”), Jack Falahee (“How to Get Away With Murder”), Joe Morton (“Scandal”), and Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”) serving as actors—and that’s just a few.” Read more of Backstage West’s coverage of IAMA’s 2016 23 Hour Play Festival.
— BACKSTAGE WEST
“Ghoster’s Paradise Is Every Wronged Woman’s New Anthem.” Read more at Glamour.com.
— GLAMOUR MAGAZINE
“Directing is often a thankless task, no doubt. When the director excels, all of the many parts that make up a production seem like they could not possibly have taken any other form. The thousands of choices made in rehearsal fade: every actor seems perfectly cast, the lighting is unobtrusive, the staging is natural. Michael Schwartz achieves this seamless magic.”
“This show, expertly directed by Michael Schwartz, featured all great numbers that were fresh and engaging.”
“Under Michael Schwartz’ judicious and careful direction, each of these characters (comes) to stunning reality.”
— THEATRE REVIEWS LIMITED
“Four Stars. If you want to believe a boy can fly, there are few better sites than a mountaintop. A feeling of playtime make-believe pervades the staging by director Michael Schwartz. Pirates manipulate the rigging to make people fly, and Lost Boys animate the crocodile that hunts Captain Hook. Even if you do grow up, Peter and Wendy’s adventures may make you feel like a kid again.”
— MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL
“Why am I trying to authenticate something that had no authenticity to begin with?” thought Schwartz. “In every major production, they have tried to fix the problem by putting a Band-Aid on it. Why not create something brand new from scratch?” Read more in an interview about Peter Pan with Leah Garchik for The San Francisco Chronicle.
— SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE