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…

Who I Am

Daniel Irizarry: is an international director, actor and teaching artist based in the city of New York. In NYC he directed and performed ‘The Maids’ by Oscar nominee screenwriter and playwright José Rivera (The New York Times Critics pick and The New Yorker).  Directed and performed a new adaptation of ‘UBU’  (Time Out NY Critics pick).  Directed and performed ‘Cho H Cho’ at Mabou Mines, as part of the their residency program. Directing and developing a new project (April, 2019) as part of The New Ohio theatre and IRT Theater Archive residence program in NYC. Internationally he directed and performed ‘The Madman and The Nun’  by iconic dada Polish writer Witkacy,. This production was the world premiere in Turkey and toured to Poland for Gardzienice’s 40th Anniversary international theatre festival and then in the Bronx, NYC (Pregones Theatre). Directed ‘An Italian Straw Hat’ by Eugene Labiche at Folkwang University in Essen, Germany. ‘Mouthgasm Chapter 1’ in Turkey and Cyprus. ‘Momorato’ in Tokyo, Japan. A collage of Anton Chekhov one act plays at Kookmin Univesity in Seoul, South Korea.  Performed in Dance-Theater project in Edinburgh, Scotland. Directed ‘Fragment at Performing Arts Swansea College in Wales, UK and Vilniaus kolegija. Performed at The Metropolitan Opera in NYC directed by renowned Romania director Andrei Serban (Faust and Benvenutu Cellini). To Continue