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“Director Michael McQuilken drew courageous
and memorable performances from all.”
– The New York Times
PRAISE FOR JIB:
“Michael McQuilken has redefined collaborative art…
JIB sets a new standard in the creation of live theater.”
– Philly Voice
“A stunning, soulful hybrid theater musical / concert / film…”
– Philadelphia Weekly
“Masterful … Haunting … A provocative vision.”
– DC Metro Theater Arts
“A spectacular rock musical … One awesome rock song followed by another.”
– Downtown Magazine
“Mesmerizing and electrifying…”
– Broad Street Review
“Major rockstar pedigree”
– The Inquirer
"JIB took on a life of its own and blew the boundaries of conventional playmaking ...
[a] multitude of refreshingly difficult and deep characters.
The final connection that it made was a crucial one ...
So rare to see something so involved and self-reflexive
not end up self-involved. In fact, it was inspiring."
– New Haven Advocate
PRAISE FOR ANGEL’S BONE:
“Devastating… disturbing, powerful and original.”
– The Washington Post
“Michael McQuilken ’s acute direction emphasized the trembling terror of the angels
and the easy sadism of their captors…”
– The Wall Street Journal
PRAISE FOR MACHINE MAKES MAN:
“It is a gripping production that winds its way into your consciousness
and opens up a world of thought and ethical dilemmas
in the way that the best science fiction always does,
by remembering that the audience is made up of human beings.”
– Broadway World
“Machine’s production is tight and exceptionally clever...
Heartwarming, surprising, allegorical, offbeat and fun,
Machine Makes Man might turn out to be this Festival’s sleeper hit,
in the same way as it took the Amsterdam Fringe Festival by storm last year.”
– CUE Magazine, South Africa
“The characters are beautifully rendered by both performers,
so good in fact that it looks like they’re not even trying.
This, coupled with DIY sound effects triggered by the performers,
simple staging and mind-bending content make this a great show to catch.”
–National Arts Festival News, South Africa
PRAISE FOR A DAY IN DIG NATION:
“[McQuilken's depiction of] the mute movement of a solitary sleepy soul,
is hilarious, terrifying, and totally riveting ...
In a very real sense, Dig Nation is the future of theater ...
McQuilken takes charge of multiple technologies to create a single, integrated stage work ...
he uses technology to comment on itself. Don't miss this show.”
– Seattle Weekly
“An amazing one man show sees Michael McQuilken perform,
with minimal props, in tandem with video projection,
sound and music (also produced by this multi-talented performer)
as Rex plods through life imitating art imitating life.
While commenting on the state of the world via news flashes,
Rex is by turns a rock star, starving artist, waiter,
post-apocalyptic survivor and hero ...
Dig Nation is a superb piece of theatre;
musical, physical and cerebral.”
– Expats, Prague
“Michael McQuliken here contemplates the dilemma of the young man in the modern world -
whether to tear himself away from his TV and computer games where he is succesful and in control
or to leave his house and step into the cold reality of just living ...
He does so through an ingenious mix of video, mime, mask-work ...
confidently using the surreal to convey something that will be very real to his audience.”
– The Stage, UK
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