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  • Christopher Soucy:
    26 Mar. 2022
    I have always likened playwriting to poetry. Capturing big ideas in compressed bursts of words and rhythms. Emma Goldman-Sherman’s work epitomizes this notion. It is pure poetry. Riveting and unrelenting. A testimony to how the heart of a story can beat for over a thousand years and still be vital and resonant.
  • Alli Hartley-Kong:
    13 Mar. 2022
    A powerful retelling of the Antigone story that feels resonant and timely. I'm especially impressed by the structure of this play and the effective use of the ensemble parts and the chorus. The play does an excellent job of complicating the idea of reluctant rebel women, and I will be thinking about this play long after I am done reading it. I hope to see it staged one day!
  • Molly Wagner:
    16 Aug. 2021
    I have always been drawn to the dichotomy between Antigone and Ismene and this play does a fantastic job of examining the feminine power each character possesses. The theatricality of exploring what we as women owe to ourselves and each other is really remarkable and I love the convention of an all female cast!
  • Emily McClain:
    11 Aug. 2021
    Beautifully crafted and so haunting- the descriptive language and theatrical elements ignite my "director brain" in a way that hasn't happened in a long time! Goldman-Sherman has a gift for translating raw, painful emotion into truly active text. These characters have a heightened musicality to their language, but it feels contemporary at the same time. Thank you for this gorgeous story!
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    6 Jul. 2021
    Antigone's Sister is filled with such raw emotions of the possibilities of what our world could have been like if we had all only started out on the same footing in life and had been given the same possibilities of equality from the very start of life. I loved the theatricality of the staging and the language which gives it a sense of calm to the reader and audience member even though you are screaming inside of how wrong our world was and is. Thank the gods Goldman-Sherman is there to bring this injustice to light with her beautiful words.
  • Samantha Marchant:
    27 Apr. 2020
    The use of the chorus in this script is extremely effective. The repetition and reversals in language add a sense of heighten theatricality. The piece moves beautifully like a score. It is a world created to dwell in and ponder questions of gender, roles and names.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    29 Apr. 2019
    This is EVERYTHING. Sorry to be blunt, but I enjoyed this so much. The kind of play you want to read over and over and can't seem to put down. It's such an incredible gift to the actors and to the audience to learn about these characters in this way. Forgive me for being a bit of a nerd, but this is how you make history engaging and come alive. A true gift! LOVE!
  • David Hansen:
    16 Apr. 2019
    A deft and powerful re-imagining of the Antigone myth, one in which the playwright aggressively seeks to subvert the dominant paradigm. Cleaving to Sophocles' original, Goldman-Sherman has created an astonishing and original emulation of the structure of both Greek tragedy and comedy. The women's tragedy is lyrical and knowing, the men ignorant, fearful and low. A compelling tale for our times.