News & Reviews

Below are critical reviews and news stories featuring Marcela and her productions.

Under Marcela Lorca’s confident direction, “Sor Juana” shifts nimbly between drama and comedy, between English and Spanish, between reality and magic and even between time frames — sometimes actors in mid-costume change suggest ways in which two time frames inform each other. It’s a sad story, to be sure, but this fluid production insists that […]

Review: Ten Thousand Things stages powerful play on 17th-century poet punished for her ‘curiosity’, Star Tribune, May 17, 2019

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Noted director Marcela Lorca, who has helmed the training program since Washington’s death in Nov. 2014, directs “Incurable” with lyricism and humor. The performances are funny, in-the-moment and well-timed. The script, which has many contemporary touches, includes an angel on rollerblades (Aishling Pembroke).

Guthrie’s grad student production is polished and lyrical, Star Tribune, July 28, 2017

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Fast-moving and provocative, Disgraced turns a sophisticated dinner party among social elites into a slow dissolve of their pretenses about having risen above ethnic worries and stereotypes. Running through February 12 at the Quadracci Powerhouse, it is the best directed and acted Milwaukee Rep play experienced of late, fulfilling its 2013 Pulitzer-winning reputation as the […]

Rep’s ‘Disgraced’ Is Powerful, Provocative, Urban Milwaukee, January 23, 2017

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Written by Pakistani-American playwright Ayad Akhtar, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama, “Disgraced” is a scorcher, an uncompromising look at racism, Islamophobia and American identity. We’ve never heard a Guthrie audience gasp as often as they did on opening night. This might be the year’s most essential play, one everyone should see, especially […]

‘Disgraced’ might be the year’s most essential play, MinnPost, July 26, 2016

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Of the three productions I’ve seen of Ayad Akhtar’s honest, far-reaching play, Marcela Lorca’s staging for Princeton’s McCarter Theatre is the best. By far. By miles.

No disgrace here, Phindie, October 23, 2016

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