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  • Rachael Carnes:
    21 Aug. 2020
    Powerfully accessible and poetic, revealing depths of self-awareness and healing. An ode to writing itself, to transitions and possibilities. A reading of the piece with Portland's New Play Project lifted the narrative into a dreamy, pull-no-punches place. Brava!
  • Monica Cross:
    16 Jun. 2020
    I saw THE WAY YOU MADE ME at the Femme Fatale Play Festival. Lindsay Partain has created raw language, pulsing with emotion. This play is full of loss and trauma, but still finds a way to bring us hope and joy. It is masterful. It is a play that you lean into, that you can feel engulfing you. Absolutely powerful!
  • Shaun Leisher:
    22 May. 2020
    Wonderful monologue and movement piece that I can’t wait to see staged. Partain perfectly captures the pain that comes with uncertainty around where we call home and who we call family.
  • Donna Hoke:
    11 May. 2020
    Language to luxuriate in and learn from. A powerful solo show.
  • Eytan Deray:
    30 Aug. 2019
    A beautiful, wholly poetic, moving and heartbreaking monologue that grips you from the beginning and never lets go. Lindsay Partain is one of the most confessional and pointedly vulnerable playwrights I've found on NPX, and she's a pleasure to read. Her ability to not merely wear her heart on her sleeve, but hold it right out in its bleeding, relatable glory is to be applauded. Whichever actress gets to play Imogen is one lucky gal! "The Way You Made Me" is a gift- all 12 pages of it!
  • Jennifer O'Grady:
    28 Jul. 2019
    Beautiful and fascinating monologue that explores the different facets of love and self with enormous and heartbreaking honesty. I would love to see this performed.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    13 Jul. 2019
    I've read a lot of monologues, and Partain goes places emotionally where most playwrights don't.
    She goes deep, under the skin, it's soulful, heartfelt, painful, joyful, sexy, tender, poignant.
    Her explorations of self-esteem, sexuality, body, womanhood, aging, loving, courtship -- all of it creates an emotionally effective and expanisve monologue.
    And it's poetic, but it never feels contrived.
    Just perfect for a fringe festival, a solo festival, or a college showcase of new talent.
  • Steven G. Martin:
    12 Jul. 2019
    This one-woman, one-act monologue is a kaleidoscope of the best kind.

    Imogen loves love. But with just the slightest lines of dialogue, our perspective of her changes a degree or three: how she's lost love, expresses love, has found and celebrates all kinds of love -- love of home, love of independence, romantic love, familial love.

    Partain has created a marvelous portrait.
  • Matthew Weaver:
    11 Jul. 2019
    Deep and rich and intimate, Partain takes her heart out of herself and holds it aloft for us. This is raw and fearless, bold and honest - the happiness of one who has found love mixed with the heartache of speaking a different love language as important loved ones, and the way past heartaches can ripple into the present. Imogen would be a showcase for any powerhouse female performer. As shouldn't be a surprise from reading SHIMMERS, Partain ably combines drama and poetry and confession and we the audience are all the more fortunate to bear witness to it.