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  • Emily Hageman:
    3 Jul. 2018
    This is an INCREDIBLY powerful play that needs to be read and staged all over the country at this very moment. Well-written with PHENOMENAL structure and fantastic dialogue and beautiful stage directions, Walker knocks it out of the park page after page after page. I could hardly read the last scene because it was so tense and powerful, I can't imagine what it would be like on stage. I can't really call this play a celebration of womanhood, but there is a great strength to it. Reading it gave me courage. I hope this play is staged near me soon.
  • Lainie Vansant:
    21 Jun. 2018
    A haunting piece about a moment that continues to shape Argentina's history and that certainly does not get enough press. Everyone should know about this historical moment, and this play can help make that happen! Plus, you've gotta love this many roles for strong women.
  • Alex Goldberg:
    29 Apr. 2018
    A harrowing look at a horrific time in recent history. This play deftly balances humor with packing an emotional punch. Increasingly relevant in our current political climate.
  • Jessie Salsbury:
    29 Apr. 2018
    I traveled to Argentina and spent almost 4 months there, studying the Dirty War and its history, and watched the Madres march every week. This play is so important, and the history is necessary for every American to understand. This play's language and mix of Argentine Spanish is perfect. If you are anywhere near where it is being performed, it is your obligation to go see it. Glad it has gotten an NNPN world premiere and hoping more theatres around the country pick it up quickly.
  • Jennifer Maisel:
    26 Apr. 2018
    Heartbreaking and beautifully rendered, The Madres brings us into a different world of Argentina's The Disappeared but also the universal world of the agony of motherhood when our children are lost to us.
  • National New Play Network:
    15 Dec. 2017
    This play was featured at NNPN’s 2016 National Showcase of New Plays.
  • Hallie Palladino:
    21 Sep. 2017
    This play manages to be hilarious and terrifying at the same moment so your heart is always in your throat. The way Walker showcases women's use of humor as a strategy of resistance is brilliant. The way she demonstrates that with tyranny the most terrifying threats often come from within our own communities and social networks is urgently timely. This play needs to be seen by audiences right now.
  • June Carryl:
    7 May. 2017
    Prickly, lyrical, heartbreaking, THE MADRES is a must-read.
  • Nan Barnett:
    1 May. 2017
    A heartbreakingly beautiful story of maternal love and never-ending love. Gorgeous.
  • Beth Kander:
    9 Apr. 2017
    "The Madres" took my breath away, even as a reading - it didn't need the benefit of a set, costumes, lighting, or anything else in order to engage the audience. The characters and the story they have to tell are so compelling; the moments of palpable tension are balanced by humor, and the momentum keeps the whole story moving. Stephanie Alison Walker's commitment to her characters, and the sensitivity she brings to this dirty-war story, is fantastic. I saw the reading presented at The Ashland New Plays Festival and look forward to seeing it fully staged sometime soon.

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