OVATION AWARD 

World Premiere of 1001 by Jason Grote

Directed by Ethan McSweeny 

Award-Winning short

Security by Israel Horovitz 

directed by Matthew Linnell

OverRuled by Shoja Azari

Directed by Shirin Neshat

Like I Say

Written & Directed by Len Jenkin

Five Kinds of Silence

By Shelagh Stephensen

Directed by Tlaloc Rivas

Damascus by David Greig 

directed by Brooke Ciardelli

IRNE AWARD for Best Solo Performance

Nine Part of Desire by Heather Raffo

Directed by Carmel O'Reilly

BORN WITH TEETH - Richard III 

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Ron Russell

"Joffrey is pitch-perfect expressing the confident and persuasive voice of Scheherazade, letting her father, the vizier, have it over his inaction concerning the king’s murderous obsession. Grote’s plot device of double-casting the original players with modern counterparts allows Joffrey to deepen Scheherazade’s character beyond the original strict narrative-framing function. She also plays Dahna to heartfelt effect– wrestling with Palestinian politics, traditional Muslim values, 9/11 and online romance."

Variety, "1001"

 

“Lanna Joffrey's virtuosically varied performance…creates detailed, precise portraits of each character.”         ----The Boston Globe, Nine Parts of Desire 

 “Seamlessly moving from one personality to the next, the lone actress commands full attention center stage.  Lanna Joffrey shines with her versatility.  She rounds out an impressive total of nine roles in an hour and a half, and perfects each accent, switching from Iraqi to American to British instantly.  Her characters span every age, from a child to an elderly woman, and she succeeds in bringing each personality alive.” Tufts Observer, Nine Parts of Desire

“Lanna Joffrey gives us a nicely grounded, and unexpectedly merciful, Transito Soto.” 

 Westword, The House of the Spirits

 “Lanna Joffrey touches the heart with every character she creates.”   

---The Record, Metamorphoses

 “Her performance is breathtaking.  Not a moment is wasted and each of Joffrey’s transparent expressions brings us closer to the everyday madness of these women’s lives.”----The Boston Herald,

Nine Parts of Desire

“A delightful series of colorful depictions with strong performances from Drew Cortese, Lanna Joffrey and Jeanine Serralles.

---Variety, The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits by Caridad Svich

Directed by Jose Zayas

Arthur Miller Centennial Conference:

A Re-Imagined Syrian-Moslem,

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE 

The Profane

by Zayd Dohrn

Directed by Kip Fagan

"Carmen may be the most interesting character here, partly because Ms. Joffrey instantly rebuts, with assertiveness and humor, any possible presumption that this modest woman in a head scarf is her husband’s doormat. All sorts of preconceptions fall away once these very different people are in a room together, with the happiness of their children at stake."

New York Times, The Profane

NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC'S PICK

The Soulless Ones

Written & Directed by

Oscar Blustin & Anna Soderblom

★★★★ Telegraph

I CALL MY BROTHERS 

by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

director Tinuke Craig

GATE THEATRE

★★★★

The Times 

★★★★

Reviews Hub ★★★★

Evening Standard

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