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  • InterAct Theatre Company:
    7 Jan. 2019
    InterAct Theatre Company developed THRIVE, OR WHAT YOU WILL as part of our 6th Annual Core Playwrights Weekend in December 2018. L's thoughtfulness, wit and keen theatrical mind is on full display in this sweeping text interrogating privilege and identity in history and its legacy. We are proud to have contributed to the development of this piece.
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    17 Dec. 2018
    Definitely makes it into my top 10 plays for the year! Feldman manages to to give us the entire world (and its taxonomy) in her epic opus that is filled with great moments, surprises, drama, passion and always exposes the hypocrisy of "Western Civilization" mining it for comedy with her very large heart.
  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center:
    25 Sep. 2018
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend L M Feldman and their play Thrive, Or What You Will as a finalist for our 2018 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 53 finalists out of more than 1,4200 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process.
  • Jacqueline Goldfinger:
    8 Aug. 2018
    Fans of ANGELS IN AMERICA, AN OCTOROON or CLOUD 9 should read this play immediately. (So should everyone else, but we'll begin with those folx.) A sophisticated disco ball of history - reflecting, re-shaping, and omitting moments until the play spins with questions of identity, colonization, the hoax of privilege and more - yet also manages moments of terrific humor and entertainment. Who knew that a play set in the 18th Century would be more potent and provocative than any play set today. Very highly recommend!
  • Gina Femia:
    27 Jul. 2018
    A beautiful, meditative and adventurous play; I'm in awe of how L created a story so epic and yet so intimate. I cannot recommend this play highly enough after seeing a workshop with P73. I am so excited by this play.
  • Darcy Parker Bruce:
    1 Apr. 2018
    Wow, L was kind enough to invite me to a first read through of this vibrant new play, and I am in big time love. L's ability to weave such complex narratives and infuse them with passion and urgency is what makes her one of my favorite new playwrights. I'm so excited to see where this piece goes, and I highly recommend it.
  • Nicholas Orvis:
    20 Feb. 2018
    "Thrive" is a wonderful and inventive play that shines light on a relatively unknown historical figure and explores deep and important questions about gender, authority, and history. It's written in Feldman's usual wonderful dialogue, and has a series of great roles for a strong ensemble. I love the play's ambition, and its scope is epic indeed.