Press includes

Usual Girls -New York Times

REVIEW: BRUTAL INTIMACY AND EXUBERANCE DEFINES 'USUAL GIRLS'

"Impeccably directed by Tyne Rafaeli... With hilarity and grimness, it connects the dots between pleasure, pain and shame."

 

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Usual Girls - Vulture

"It’s one thing to be able to articulate your artistic goals and another to pretty much nail them. But that’s what Peiffer, along with director Tyne Rafaeli, has done with Usual Girls, a visceral growing-up play that moves from rambunctious to somber without apologizing for either extreme, its nuttiness or its anger. "

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Usual Girls - New York Stage Review

REVIEW: USUAL GIRLS: ACHING JUST LIKE A WOMAN, AND BREAKING TOO

"richly entertaining and deeply unsettling...with driving pace and lean muscularity... Usual Girls will stay with you long after the curtain call." 

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I Was Most Alive with You - New York Times

REVIEW: SPEAKING (AND SIGNING) OF JOB, IN 'I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU'

"Rafaeli's staging is a marvel of polyphony"

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In a Word - New York Times

IN A WORD GRAPPLES WITH LOSS AND LANGUAGE

 

"...the director Tyne Rafaeli tilts the play toward surrealism, keeping horror at bay with quick-fire dialogue... the play ultimately suggests that even if loss on this level can’t really be understood, it can be survived..."

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Ironbound - LA Times

"Ironbound" forces us to recognize the bitter reality of a system that renders invisible those hard-working casualties of the American dream..."

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The Rape of the Sabine Women By Grace Matthias - Time Out (4 Stars)

"...Crowley and Rafaeli’s tricky tonal balancing act requires high-wire nerve, but they manage it"

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The Rape of the Sabine Women By Grace Matthias - Financial Times (4 Stars)

"...by avoiding all trace of melodrama and sentimentality, Sabine Women confronts us with the bleak vision that rape is a basic fact of life. 

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The Rape of the Sabine Women By Grace Matthias - The New Yorker

"...works well, both as a comedy and, ultimately, as a full-throated protest against rape culture through the ages..."

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The Rape of the Sabine Women By Grace Matthias - The Village Voice

MICHAEL YATES CROWLEY'S "SABINE WOMEN" CONFRONTS RAPE CULTURE WITH DARING HUMOUR

"...a clever indictment of the blinding misogyny that underlies how our society insists on discussing rape, and the damage we all suffer as a result...."

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Actually by Anna Ziegler- LA Times

SEX , CONSENT, GENDER, RACE: A POTENT COCKTAIL IN ACTUALLY

"...the minute-to-minute game-play in this production, tautly directed by Tyne Rafaeli, is gripping..."

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Actually by Anna Ziegler- Theatremania

"Under Rafaeli's direction, Actually makes its issues complicated, and never passes judgment. ... too smart for clichés. It is not to be missed..."

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