South Shore Critic on TONGUE OF A BIRD

“Thanks to the talent of a remarkable quintet of fine actresses, ranging in vintage from a sixth grader to an artistic veteran… [TONGUE OF A BIRD] soars.”

The Boston Globe on THE WHIPPING MAN

“An unflinching exploration, in vivid close-up, of slavery’s legacy…[Johnny Lee] Davenport…delivers a performance with the gravitas, moral weight, and power to move us that we’ve come to expect from this fine actor.”

Joyce’s Choices on THE WHIPPING MAN

“And then there’s the astonishing Johnny Lee Davenport, who brings yet another nuanced performance to a solid repertoire of powerful, good men laid low by circumstance, but who loom large by virtue of their abiding humanity.”

The Jewish Journal on THE WHIPPING MAN

“The finest theater experience makes us think, feel and debate. We gain some new insights into ourselves and others, and maybe learn a new fact or two… THE WHIPPING MAN… is just such a play.”

MetroWest Daily News on THE WHIPPING MAN

“Davenport is often very moving, particularly during a scene in which he announces Lincoln’s assassination and describes having met him. His voice is rich and beautiful not only when he speaks but also as he sings…”

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Joyce Kulhawik on IMAGINING MADOFF

“IMAGINING MADOFF at New Rep Theatre in Watertown is right on the money.”

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“Every word feels sculpted and every scene shaped with exquisite care and passion… each element is handled deliberately, but with a naturalism to the work’s ebb and flow.”


“These are three endlessly interesting actors who consistently bring a combination of emotional force and precise technique to their roles, and IMAGINING MADOFF is no exception.”