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  • Tom Bruett:
    30 May. 2022
    Have had the pleasure to see two different readings of this piece and each time I've heard it, I've left the theatre thinking about the story, characters and themes of the play. Burst shines a brutal but hilarious light on the antics that many are drawn to in late stage capitalism, especially in Silicon Valley. Bublitz explores gender, environmentalism, and entrepreneurship in a fresh and energizing way. And the characters are just delicious.
  • Stephanie Alison Walker:
    26 Apr. 2022
    Burst grabbed me immediately and didn't let me go until the final beat. Bublitz has crafted a tightrope walk of a play that delves into the meaty terrain of women relationships in business and power and ethics in Silicon Valley. The writing is crisp and visual, the tension is thick and the story is riveting. I'd love to see this one on stage!
  • Cheryl Bear:
    30 Apr. 2021
    A fascinating look at a change maker on a fight towards making progress in technology and the impact on the world. Powerful and well done!
  • Bethany Dickens Assaf:
    27 Jan. 2021
    WOW. I cannot say enough good about this piece. The gender dynamics alone are striking, startling, and yet effortlessly authentic. The characters are drawn with great care and depth and the dialogue is sharp and well-informed, without being dense or overly expositional. The parallels to Elizabeth Holmes add relevance to the piece but "Burst" has a great deal more on its mind (environmental consumerism, female-female relationships, the myth of white male tech genius), which come together to form a melancholy, aching, and urgent tone.
  • Cameron Houg:
    28 Mar. 2019
    A beautiful play that takes place in the moment before everything bursts. Bublitz asks us to grapple with questions of morality, of what it takes to get to the top, and of what it takes to change the world. A story of a woman who clambered to the top using whatever means necessary, and who must now sit in her lonely castle. Thought provoking, funny, interesting, and incredibly relevant.
  • Ryan Han:
    26 Mar. 2019
    The bottle episode to end all bottle episodes. An absolute gold mine of characters who know exactly what they're about. Poignant and necessary in today's world of buzzwords and instant gratification. An insightful and thrilling look at the tech industry, gender roles, and environmental apathy
  • Emily Hageman:
    28 Nov. 2018
    A fantastic and thrilling piece for three women. Each character is nuanced and well developed--any role is a to die for part for any actress worth her salt. Sarah is absolutely fascinating--and that monologue at the end, holy cow, talk about a fantastic audition piece. A great, compelling, edge-of-your-seat piece of theatre that is definitely going places.
  • Cassie Stokes-Wylie:
    15 Oct. 2018
    I directed a reading of this play for Salt Lake Acting Company's New Play Sounding Series. It was a joy to work with Rachel on this fast-paced, multi-faceted, smart, and funny piece that tackles environmental issues, the tech industry, and the complexity of women in positions of power. It's a play that asks you to grapple with your own definitions of feminism and morality. It made our audience laugh and gasp, and it sparked a super engaging post-play discussion. Fast, one-scene play with three terrific roles for women.
  • John Minigan:
    13 Aug. 2018
    Burst is relentless in the best possible way. The characters and dialogue grab you from the first minute, and it's clear from the start that it's heading to a moment that will bring together the moral and emotional issues of the play. When it happens and we get a full understanding of the "tactics" these characters employ, we're left with the gut-punch of not only a character's guilt, but our own complicity. Clear, compelling, important, and thoroughly engaging.
  • Jessica Austgen:
    6 Aug. 2018
    I had the privilege of seeing a staged reading of BURST this past weekend with the R.E.A.C.H. program at the Utah Shakespeare festival and it was absolutely captivating. Bublitz has crafted three complex female roles that are constantly showing new, unexpected facets as the play unfolds. This three hander touches on some heavy current issues, but never loses sight of the human hearts and relationships that are the core of the drama.

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