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  • Lainie Vansant:
    7 Aug. 2019
    This is a beautifully constructed piece - the characters are fascinating, and the reader/audience gets little hints about what's going on and why all the way up to the last page. It has great roles for two mature women, and those roles are powerful and commanding. "Once I Was a Kingdom" is timely and creative - check it out!
  • Tiffany Antone:
    19 Mar. 2019
    Super interesting take on politics today - surprising world with interesting and engaging characters. Asks some important and timely questions of the characters and of the audience. Evocative and relevant!
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    3 Feb. 2019
    A really interesting take on a historical play. The power dynamics of this play are brutal, and cut so deeply at what is happening in our country right now; particularly how people in power too often only give when it is to their advantage, instead of caring about doing something that's right or good.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    18 Jan. 2019
    Atmospheric and lyrical, Cooper-Novack's play invites a close reading, as the characters envelope you in this layered mystery/thriller. Tense yet poetic, there's a dance-like quality to the words, as both women face off, armed with clear objectives, that may or may not be fulfilled. This play takes the concept of writing women back into history in such an intriguing and contemporary direction, asking how those living in the ancient past might react and relate to the now.
  • J. Joseph Cox:
    9 May. 2018
    By page two I was enveloped in the mystery of this piece. It's poetry carried me through the rest. Gemma has created a fascinating character in the psychic, Zeynab. One whose vision goes far beyond the past lives of those who seek her out, burrowing into the psyche of the one who stands before her.