Photo by Brandy Joe Plambeck

Photo by Brandy Joe Plambeck

Versailles 2015 at an undisclosed apartment in Manhattan, New York, NY

"It would be hard to play along if the actors were not so compelling. Erin Mee's directing is crisp and buoyant. She inspires her actors to be fearless in the face of metatheatricality, to have fun playing with the audience at her party...Brief and poignant, Versailles 2015 will linger in your mind long after you see it."
"Though I was fully aware of the artifice of the party, it genuinely felt like many NYC parties I’ve attended and I found myself, as did the other audience members, relaxing into the situation and making the usual get-to-know-you small talk, unsure of whether or not I was talking to a genuine guest or an actor playing a guest. In fact, I actually was duped and had a lovely conversation with a guest that I did not realize until later was actually an actress in the piece. But the fact that this amused rather than annoyed me speaks directly to the ingratiating tone of the overall piece itself [...] Ms. Mee’s cast of charming young actors appealingly rides this line beautifully. They effortlessly deliver the moments of heightened language while making it appear improvisational and natural. They all seem like people I know. It’s a credit to the direction and performances that as much as we may want to roll our eyes at their superficiality, we don’t. We smile and recognize them. They work seamlessly as an ensemble, even when performing solo in a kitchen or bathroom, and are so at ease in the contradiction of their roles as party-goers and actors that I half expected them to continue exiting with us as we descended back in the elevator and out into the lobby at the play’s end."
Photo by June Xie

Photo by June Xie

 Next to Normal at the Van Fleet Theatre, Columbus OH (2014)

"One of the best shows of the 2013-14 Season"