News & Reviews

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 […]

SDCF Announces Fichandler Award Winner And Finalists, Broadway World, October 11, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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