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His wife, Ellen, is exquisitely played by Liarra Michelle. She gives us the ideal “Stepford” wife, lobotomized by the moral high ground and energized by a drive towards impossible perfection. Michelle also played Jenna, a neurotic, millennial co-worker at Kathy’s old job, with delightful self-absorption.

"Maple and Vine"

Jacquelyn Claire

Ms. Michelle’s Ellen is so polished on the outside, we are blinded to her woes until she finally abandons her facade.

"Maple and Vine"

Stanford Friedman

The signing by the talented cast adds a dimension of physical expression that enhances Harrison’s words, even if audience members don’t know it. Michelle and Corrigan’s stylized physical performances use ASL to personify the 1950s corniness and gee-whiz enthusiasm that encapsulates their characters’ bubbly façades...

"Maple and Vine"

Alison Durkee

His budding friendship with AC (the charming Liarra Michelle) is compelling and exciting...

"The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy"

Sergei Burbank

But the show belonged to June...She has very few lines, but doesn’t need them to get a laugh.

"Sanders Family Christmas"

Michael Schuver

See it if you enjoy great actors doing their thing: Austin Pendleton, Peter Collier, and Liarra Michelle all shine.

"Consider the Lilies"

Tony Pennino

In the best pieces, the combined languages create a kind of poetry, while the synchronized movements fashion a kind of ballet.

"CAPTIVE AUDIENCE: An Evening of Short Plays by David Ives"

Ken Jaworowski

Members of the New York Deaf Theater sign along with some of the songs, their hands dancing with the lyrics.

"Twelfth Night"

Charles Isherwood

BBC features Deaf theatre, including New York Deaf Theatre's production, CAPTIVE AUDIENCE: An Evening of Short Plays by David Ives

Interview with Theatre in the Now during the production of Consider the Lilies starring Austin Pendleton.

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