News & Reviews

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

In the production’s opening scene, a ship’s sails billow above the stage of the OSF’s Elizabethan Theatre, where sailors stand on the deck of the cargo ship Pharaon. They sway with the rise and fall of the sea, alerting us of Lorca’s penchant for filling the stage with movement. A guest director at OSF, she is director of movement at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and she has a knack for incorporating visual elements to work with the text in telling the story.

Review: ‘Monte Cristo’ moves beyond the thrills, Mail Tribune, June 15, 2015

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Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning script is well served by the talented actresses who play sisters Lenny (Maggie Chestovich), Meg (Georgia Cohen) and Babe (Ashley Rose Montondo) as director Marcela Lorca plumbs the unique differences between the colorful trio, who clearly love each other dearly in spite of striking sparks whenever they come together.

‘Crimes of the Heart’ review: Guthrie Theater does right by play, Pioneer Press, May 12, 2014

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In “Thebes,” Steele and director Marcela Lorca aim to stage a show that uses music and movement to support Seamus Heaney’s poetic adaptation of “Antigone.”

Hum a Few Bars of ‘Antigone’, The Star Tribune, October 4, 2011

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Marcela Lorca’s Guthrie production hearkens to the roots of Greek drama, with music, movement and a chorus that both narrates and participates in the tragedy as citizens of Thebes. Click here to read the full review

Review: ‘Burial at Thebes’ is a classic for good reason, October 4, 2011

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