Below are critical reviews and news stories featuring Marcela and her productions.
Director Lorca, best known for her years of work at the Guthrie, employs a deep bag of tricks in staging the show, showing us the many strings that connect all these characters, while backdrop videos help to set the cultural and political stage.
A good script alone, however, does not a good performance make. Director Marcela Lorca brings this beautifully arresting play to life, and makes it move. It’s no surprise that Lorca often serves as the Gurthrie’s movement coach.
“So, I think that theater has tremendous power to bring people together and look at the same issues that maybe you’re fatigued about … but now you can see them through fresh eyes and through a fresh mind set,” Lorca said.
Lorca leaped at the chance to direct The Clean House at Juilliard. “It combined so many things I love. I wanted to direct a comedy because I’ve directed my share of tragedies lately,” she told The Journal. “It’s got great female roles. And it addressed the issue of cultures and encounters between cultures, and I […]
Akhtar provides no easy answers in Disgraced, but raises provocative questions and issues that deserve attention, and cannot be resolved by changing immigration policies, requiring special identification, or building walls.
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has chosen Ten Thousand Things Artistic Director Marcela Lorca for its prestigious 2019 Zelda Fichandler Award.
Fueled by a formidable battery of percussion instruments, it hummed and shrieked and babbled with the chaotic energies of life itself — one moment meltingly tender, the next lacerated with violent intentions.
It completes director Marcela Lorca’s first season at the helm of Ten Thousand Things and you can feel throughout that Lorca is an accomplished choreographer, for each movement seems interconnected and flowing toward a mutually agreed upon point. Read the full review at TwinCities.com