Director and Actor Reiews
“The balance of power is ever-shifting in Daniel Irizarry’s thrillingly kaleidoscopic, boldly physical world-premiere production at Intar Theater, which puts two pairs of actors — one male, one female — in the title roles.” The Maids, The New York Time Critics Pick
“…This is an aggressively bodily, gleefully obnoxious, and gratifyingly maniacal take on Genet, complete with dance breaks and actors climbing on the ceiling (including Daniel Irizarry, who plays the maids’ boss and also directs). Audiences game for such wild impishness will find a production that positively gushes with superb physical comedy yet stays true to the spirit of the original.” The Maids, The New Yorker .
“An absurdist classic roars back to life.” -Helen Shaw, Time Out New York A Critic’s Pick in Time Out New York-
“One-Eighth’s suitable youthful, vital production of this new work is mature in its emotional depth, but explosive in its physicality. The actors are uncontrollable. They literally bounce off the ceiling. The cast is also well balanced in their skill and style, an essential element in a play about power dynamics. Being in INTAR’s intimate space with them firms up your muscles by proxy, a vital theatre experience that’s good for the blood, as well as the soul.” The Maids,Theatre is Easy best bet
“The Maids is by turns whimsical and dangerous. Itʼs uncertain whether the audience laughs out of amusement or discomfort. Social roles are not only reversed, but gutted open for observation. This writer prefers her theater that way.’ The Maids, Stage Buddy
“Mr. Irizarry, who also directed, pushes himself and the others to extremes by donning clownish clothes and dangling from bars above the set, and their wild energy blasts through any indecipherable moments.” Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times …To Continue…