Rollerblading In Gaza

theatre · the g.r.o.u.p. nyc · Ages 16+ · United States

one person show
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KATE MUIR uncertified reviewer June 17, 2011
I saw this show tonight and was blown away by Maude. This is one truly talented performer. I was captivated from the start, the light and shade in the performance was perfect, the comedy timing was perfect and the emotion was heart wrenching. The piece was very well directed, with the lighting adding to the ambience and artistic interpretation. A show not to be missed. ... full review
ELLIE FOX uncertified reviewer June 18, 2011
Wow! Wow! Wow! Absolute respect to Maude for her incredible performance and for holding my attention for the entire show. I laughed, I cried and I related to so much of her story. Maude's energy, vitality, passion and incredibly gifted talent for story-telling captured me. A wonderful piece of writing from Brian Borkowski, absolutely fantastic direction from Kyle Wood and a 5 star performance from Maude. This show is not to be missed. ... full review
JULIA SCOTT-RUSSELL uncertified reviewer June 19, 2011
I did not know what to expect from a one women show, but Maude filled the whole stage with her energy and presence. The set design was fitting and effective, the direction and writing excellent. Maude brought the script alive with passion and intelligence, giving an engaging performance that made me care about her character. Her story made think, made me laugh and moved me. I wish this clearly talented team behind "Rollerblading In Gaza" every success with this five star, must see show.... full review
[email protected] CLARK rich clark photography certified reviewer June 25, 2011
Miss Klochendler has an array of talents with storytelling, singing and comedy at the top. I love her story and her self-awareness. The words spunk, hope and optimism are the first ones that cone to mind when reflecting on the performance. ... full review
PAULINE ADAMEK artsbeat la certified reviewer June 21, 2011
Rollerblading in Gaza. This review was first published on Review by Pauline Adamek This solo show, conceived and performed by Maude Klochendler, is an outpouring of a young woman’s struggle with her cultural identity. Upstage is a prominent display of French, American and Israeli flags that indicate her multicultural background. Maude goes from a mandatory stint in the Israeli Army to working at Club Med to living New York, where she struggles to gain work as an actor. She occasionally sings a cabaret tune with her gutsy, powerful voice, but mostly yells above the audience’s heads instead of directing her monologue to the audience right in front of her. She tells us they even signed an Israeli law into exist... full review