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THE ROOMMATE

2017, South Coast Repertory Theatre, CA

“Slyly subversive… [a] keen intelligence… Silverman is an emerging talent to be reckoned with. Particularly impressive is her unsentimental insight into the risks of radical reinvention.” – L.A. Times

“The beauty of Silverman's play is that while it features two women, it's really about anyone who finds themselves mired in whatever rut they have either chosen or feel they have stumbled into. …Silverman somehow manages to not only make the harrowing twist palpable, but to also elicit the viewer to pull for the character who, by any rational rubric, shouldn't be pulled for.” – O.C. Weekly

2016, Everyman Theatre, MD

“…Playwright Jen Silverman brings humor and a wicked sense of anarchic fun.” – D.C. Theatre Scene

“…A bold new play by one of the most dynamic emerging playwrights on the scene today…about reinvention, resilience, and the elasticity of identity.” – D.C. Metro Theater Arts

“… Fresh, vital... Plays today don't often put mature women front and center or give voice to their concerns and disappointments. "The Roommate" does so to refreshing effect.” –The Baltimore Sun

“…Wickedly funny and heartbreaking.” – M.D. Theatre Guide

2016, Florida Studio Theatre, FL

“… Heart and humor…Laugh-out-loud funny…” - Herald-Tribune

“…Silverman’s play subverts convention and defies expectation.” – Your Observer

2015, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival

“…An out and out laugh riot… The Odd Couple comparison is fair, but the play owes equal debts to Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” - http://arts-louisville.com

“…[A] hilarious and devastating domestic drama.” - Broadwayworld.com

“The Roommate tugs at the heartstrings as much as it tickles the funny bone.” – Louisville Magazine

COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS; IN ESSENCE A QUEER AND OCCASIONALLY HAZARDOUS EXPLORATION; DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND YOU READ ABOUT SHACKLETON AND HOW HE EXPLORED THE ANTARCTIC?; IMAGINE THE ANTARCTIC AS A PUSSY AND IT’S SORT OF LIKE THAT

2016, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co

“[S]assy, saucy, and shrewdly funny.”– DC Metro Theater Arts

“[E]ntertaining and thought-provoking.” – DC Theatre Scene

“[A] perfect balance between the really absurd and the absurdly real… As the Bettys gain autonomy, we gain insight - through both laughter and tears.” – Broadway World

"[T]his evocative and explosive exploration of women, relationships, love, and above all—pussy—will rock your world." – Theatre Bloom

"Collective Rage is about finding yourself, making weird friends, and falling in love with someone unexpected; and about trading in high heels for boxing gloves and self-hatred for a guitar. In other words, it’s about pussy." - DCIST

THE MOORS

2016, Yale Repertory Theatre

"…Her inspired new play, “The Moors,” rolls out like the stuff of dreams, with telling passages heightened by surrealistic flights of fancy…Deep and grim yet playfully buoyant." –The New York Times

"[An] audacious dark comedy…The genre parody is perverse and provocative... Luxuriate in its wild, woolly energy." –The Hartford Courant

"Silverman is not only a fresh voice who takes chances, but also a playwright who plumbs the depth of humanity without sentimentality." – New Haven Register

THE DANGEROUS HOUSE OF PRETTY MBANE

2015, InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia

“Silverman’s script handles its politics deftly, keeping character front and center…Their humanity is never compromised, and neither are Silverman’s laugh lines, which land exactly where they should.” –The Inquirer

“[A] thrilling, thought-provoking, wonderfully heart-wrenching play… an exhilarating theatrical 90-minute marathon—it knocks you over with raw emotion. It is the perfect combination of adrenaline, action, laughter, and most importantly—heart.” – Phindie

“Silverman's richly-layered play is no shrill call to action – and that's what makes it so effective. It's a story carefully plotted and strikingly told…” – Newsworks

PHOEBE IN WINTER

2013, Clubbed Thumb / Summerworks:

“Ms. Silverman has created a modern fairy tale, a little bad wolf whose lopsided grin reveals its crooked, bloody teeth.” – The New York Times

“...Every other line comes out as a smartly put, hard-won truth you want to hold on to for later rumination. We should be forewarned that we're in for a wild ride... Phoebe in Winter will bring to mind Eugene Ionesco and Vaclav Havel....Yet it never ceases entirely to be about, if not a specific, actual family, then families writ large..." – New York Theatre Review Blog

“The piece is effective and emotionally powerful...[Its] fairy-tale quality...prevails, an aura of dark magical thinking...I won’t forget Phoebe in Winter anytime soon.” – nytheatre.com

“Unique, distinct, and experimental....” – Molly Marinik, Theatre Is Easy