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 […]
News & Reviews
Below are critical reviews and news stories featuring Marcela and her productions.
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 […]
Complexities of hate and humanity lie at the heart of The Rep’s “Disgraced”, OnMilwaukee, January 21, 2017
Marcela Lorca’s vision enhances the text with interstitial tableaux and a heightened awareness towards interconnectedness.
‘Disgraced’ at McCarter Theatre Center, DC Metro Arts, October 16, 2016
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
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
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
MPR News Host Kerri Miller asked three smart people to take in a viewing of “Disgraced” at the Guthrie.
Friday Roundtable: How art reflects culture, MPR Radio, August 12, 2016
[the author’s] actions are woven so masterfully into Akhtar’s well-crafted play, it helps to lead us to moments of revelation. Those actions also help to make the Guthrie’s production, staged with elegance and excellence by director Marcela Lorca, this summer’s must-see theater.
Review: Guthrie’s ‘Disgraced’ is a shattering, revelatory production, Star Tribune, August 19, 2016
“Disgraced” is the talk of the summer, generating earnest post-show conversations about Islamophobia.
Guthrie’s ‘Disgraced’ gets audiences to discuss Muslim-American divide, Star Tribune, August 5, 2016
Director Marcela Lorca stages the play as a series of interactions — some with extended dialogue, others briefly glimpsed through the condo’s windows as Sanford Moore’s jazzy, ominous score plays between scenes.