Sing the Body Electric in the Press

Wed, 04/18/2018

Buzz

"Hollinger wrote a play about attempts to foster new romantic relationships in the aftermath of romantic disaster." - Peter Crimmins, WHYY
Read more and listen here: https://whyy.org/segments/playwright-wears-masks-of-comedy-tragedy-simultaneously-in-philly/

"I want to hit an audience while they're sitting in the theater, but I want to leave them with things that linger and make them think about it for hours or days or beyond." - Michael Hollinger on KWY with Lauren Lipton
Read more and listen here: https://kywnews.radio.com/articles/positively-philadelphia-local-playwright-looks-wow-audiences-two-shows

“My first and hardest tack,” he said, “is to just wait, because if your collaborators are smart and observant – and, thank goodness, my collaborators here are – they will also find solutions. It’s always better if the director and the actors find it themselves.” - Michael Hollinger speaking with John Timpane of The Inquirer 
Read more here: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/michael-hollinger-hope-gravity-1812-theatre-exile-20180424.html?photo_5

Rep Radio's Darnelle Radford facilitates a roundtable discussion with three of the four directors tackling the works of Michael Hollinger this season. As an added bonus Michael Hollinger joined them! Listen here: http://www.repradio.org/

Kishia Nixon of Sing the Body Electric talks with A.D. Amorosi. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/user-54896241/kishia-nixon-of-sing-the-body-electric-talks-with-ad-amorosi

Reviews

"Theatre Exile’s production – sensitively directed by the company’s producing artistic director, Deborah Block – mines Hollinger’s greatest strengths: his ability to interweave comedy and pathos and his elegant craftsmanship." - Julia M. Klein, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Read more here: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/sing-the-body-electric-at-theatre-exile-comedy-pathos-and-lightning-strikes-20180426.html

"Every aspect of director Deborah Block’s fluid, visually striking production feels exactly right." - David Fox, Philadelphia Magazine
Read more here: https://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2018/04/26/review-sing-body-electric-theatre-exile-world-lit-lightning/

"...the tender comedy/drama stands among the finest offerings in Philadelphia this season." - Cameron Kelsall, Broad Street Review
Read more here: http://www.broadstreetreview.com/theater/theatre-exile-presents-michael-hollingers-sing-the-body-electric

"...a play that moves swiftly, has a solidly built plot and in the production staged by Exile artistic leader Deborah Block, sits on a foundation of aching hearts." - Howard Shapiro, WHYY
Read more here: https://whyy.org/articles/light-that-helps-light-that-hurts-in-sing-the-body-electric-from-theatre-exile/

"Artistic director Deborah Block constructs and maintains a pervasive genial, often funny, yet still somber and prickly mood." - Kathryn Osenlund, Phindie
Ream more here: http://phindie.com/17438-sing-the-body-electric-theatre-exile-electricity-sparks-and-glows-brightly-then-sputters/

Kat Sullivan, Theatre Philadelphia/thINKingDANCE http://www.theatrephiladelphia.org/theatre-news/between-the-sacred-profane-and-mundane