praise for christopher adams-cohen’s hecate house

I HEART BERLIN

“With Hecate House, a new independent genre-bending theatre production written by Christopher Adams-Cohen and directed by James Darrah, the old [Delphi] movie theater is transformed into an experimental experience that will stimulate all your senses... the audience is invited to step into a responsive audio-visual landscape breaking the fourth wall of the performer/spectator experience.” | Frank Schröder, I Heart Berlin

B’SPOQUE

Sophisticated, provocative, avant-garde; Hecate House is a mind binding trip leading deep into the subconscious... the play's abstract staging and incredible setting, done with precise detailing, puts you immediately into focus on what's happening inside the characters' minds.” | Alezandre Renaldy, B’Spoque

BERLINER ZEITUNG

“In this audio-visual installation, [the characters] are asked to face their darkest fears and deepest desires – and so is the audience...” | Irene Bazinger, Berliner Zeitung

Praise for Christopher Adams-Cohen’s SALOME

STAGE RAW | Recommended (Featured in 'Our Top Ten')

"The fevered and dream-like state Adams-Cohen claims to have written the play in is clearly reflected in the text.... Patrick Kennelly’s gorgeous and detailed direction, Jonathan Snipes jarring sound design and Pablo Santiago-Brandwein lighting (some of the best design I’ve seen in intimate theater) combine to make this a surreal and sexual experience that is simply beautiful to watch..." | Vanessa Cate, Stage Raw

LA WEEKLY | 'Wilde Inspired Salome Has Raw Sex And Simmering Violence In Spades'

"... [Salome is] an avant-garde theatrical experience with plenty of raw sex and simmering violence... spiritually inspired by Oscar Wilde and his play of the same name, Adams-Cohen’s script feels more reminiscent of Noel Coward’s The Vortex, with its struggle between a dissipated society matron and her resentful, messed-up son. That theme, along with the contrast presented between the taciturn, working-class Joe and his spoiled housemate and rich, smirking mom, register as the most substantial elements of the play..." | Deborah Klugman, LA Weekly

SHOWMAG | (Featured in 'Spotlight')

"...the piece [is like a] gay fever-dream... more Kenneth Anger than Oscar Wilde. There are jockstraps, lovemaking, and a possibly desired beating, along with a subversive sense of humor... [as Salome] Adams-Cohen is lithe and feline with a careless sensuality that makes jaded look seductive..." | Michael Van Duzer, Showmag

STAGESCENE LA | (Recommended)

There’s nothing else in town quite like the ‘militantly erotic epiphany for the 21st Century’ that is Christopher Adams-Cohen’s Salome, the playwright/actor’s ‘radically queer reinvention’ of the ancient tale of [you guessed it] Salome… for those willing to take a ride on the wild side, it makes for one wild ride.” | Steven Stanley, Stagescene LA 

PRAISE For Gob Squad’s CREATIOn (Pictures For Dorian)

KULTURA EXTRA

"Christopher Adams-Cohen (of the junior-gob-squad group)... impressed with his raven-haired beauty, grace of movement and well-formed limbs... [symbolizing] the spring and early summer stages of our life's cycle… [The] quintessence of the overall "juxtapositions" of young and old may have been the groundbreaking final statement: that in the end - sooner or later, artist or not - we all go to the pit. " | Andre Sokolowski, Kultura Extra

THE GUARDIAN | ‘woozy walk on the Wilde side

"A woozily beautiful meditation on intention, perception, what we see and what remains invisible… [Gob Squad] suggest that while youth and beauty stop us in our tracks and make us stare, the ravages of decay and time bring something beautiful, too." | Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

THE STAGE | ‘transfixing

“Unforgettable… sly yet sumptuous, playfully experimental yet heady and deeply human. The result is a transfixing and revealing meditation on youth and age, art and life, visibility and invisibility, and the power triangle of art-spectator-subject.” | Bella Todd, The Stage

LOS ANGELES TIMES | "‘Gob Squad's improvisational antics… demand to be seen’

“Humour and unexpectedly honest personal revelations from each of the nine participants transform heady theoretical and philosophical explorations into relatable, entertaining, strikingly human theater.” | Catherine Womack, Los Angeles Times

Praise for CARRIE: The Musical

LOS ANGELES TIMES | (Critic’s Choice) ‘A Full Throttle Theatrical Experience’

LOS ANGELES TIMES | ‘Carrie: The Musical returns with a fresh splash to the Los Angeles Theater

"...this take on Stephen King’s horror classic… seems more accomplished than before... The fervent cast has grown into a fearless triple-threat unit, everyone displaying high-voltage singing, dancing and acting... [This production of] Carrie remains a wildly imaginative theatrical thrill ride - as previously observed, Cirque du Soleil meets Disneyland with pig’s blood - now with a fresh patina of Old Hollywood grandeur. See it with someone you love to scream with." | David C Nichols, Los Angeles Times 

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Determined to rewrite the show’s bloody history, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts has revived [Carrie] yet again, this time with immersive scenic design and innovative staging… [with] superlative direction and in the hands of [a] devoted and determined cast, it may never see a better staging.” | Jordan Riefe, The Hollywood Reporter

STAGE AND CINEMA

“… one of the most blazingly memorable and, yes, killer experiences you may ever have in the theater… For Carrie the musical to work, it needs spectacularly amazing special effects, immersive staging, astute casting, authenticity. and a dark, sharp edge. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at the gorgeous Los Angeles Theatre in downtown.” | Tony Frankel, Stage And Cinema

PRAISE FOR TINYRHINO

LA WEEKLY | ‘UglyRhino Tries to Shake Up The LA Theater Scene - With Cocktails’

"...Intimacy is UglyRhino's watchword for the brand of immersive theater it has been pioneering. Rejecting the neatly packaged entertainments and the tidy linearities of the well-made play, UglyRhino engineers a broader, more socially engaged mix of theater, live bands, deejays and pre- and post-show partying offering what it calls 'curated cocktails'... It's the social interaction between cast and audience around the formal performances that ultimately defines any UglyRhino event. " | Bill Raden, LA Weekly

LA WEEKLY | (Best Of LA) ‘Best Theater Under The Influence: UglyRhino/TinyRhino’

“…[UglyRhino’s] specialty is accenting the imagined worlds of its immersive shows with mind-expanding concoctions served during the action... Its popular once-a-month TinyRhino drinking game features audiences quaffing eye-popping mixtures — such as its best-selling Stumptown Hair Bender Espresso-Vanilla Bean–Infused Vodka — whenever actors speak a selected phrase of dialogue. Best of all is the post-show partying and dancing, which continues into the wee hours.” | Bill Raden, LA Weekly