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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
[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.
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.