Below are critical reviews and news stories featuring Marcela and her productions.
Given that SDCF is the Directors and Choreographers Foundation, honoring Marcela Lorca, who creates work in both disciplines (often at the same time), feels like a perfect fit. Moreover, Marcela’s nearly three-decade commitment to the Twin Cities as an educator, artist, and leader who has consistently opened doors to a broad range of artists and […]
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 […]
…this is the most moving “Into the Woods” I’ve seen… The staging marks a fluid debut for TTT’s new artistic director, Marcela Lorca. She clarifies the story by using color and space intelligently, gradually moving the action from the four corners of the square playing area
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).
I won’t divulge how or why this foursome comes unglued, except to tell you that it’s wholly credible and expertly paced; credit director Marcela Lorca’s crisp direction and strong acting from the entire cast.
Given that SDCF is the Directors and Choreographers Foundation, honoring Marcela Lorca, who creates work in both disciplines (often at the same time) feels like a perfect fit. Moreover, Marcela’s nearly three decade commitment to the Twin Cities as an educator, artist and leader who has consistently opened doors to a broad range of artists […]
With marvelous performances by the cast under the sublime direction of Marcela Lorca, “Disgraced” should be a must see for everyone who watched or didn’t watch the folderol of inauguration day for Donald Trump. Lorca deserves immense credit for letting this play proceed at a natural rapid pace. There is little room for breath in […]
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 […]