REVIEWS: CAMEL by Charly Clive (dir. Michael Bradshaw Flynn)
"...The New Natives are to be commended for their commitment to exploring individuals who are trapped in "lives of quiet desperation..."
"Camel is a wonderful new play [...] 'Louie' played with complex opaqueness by the show’s producer, Jill Geurts - hovers over the entire play [...] Questions abound throughout the hugely enjoyable play. How was everyone connected to 'Louie'?..."
"...Jillian Geurts gives a haunting performance as the ghostly ex-girlfriend, seeming like an otherworldly apparition throughout the production..."
"...Jillian Geurts is a marvelous memory, and, if anything, the only crime she commits is not being on stage more often [...] The New Natives and FRIGID New York have put together something special here. The cast are strong, the writing is funny, the direction is excellent, and the final product an edible delight..."
REVIEWS: THE COLLECTOR by Mark Healy (dir. Lisa Milinazzo)
"...Miranda Grey, played excellently by Jillian Geurts. [...] with an exquisite physicality, but also with a shrewdness that tries to oppose Clegg’s. [...] In two hours and thirty minutes Geurts relentlessly puts Miranda through the paces - of sickness, of guile, subterfuge and seduction... "
"Jillian Geurts persuasively expresses Miranda's determination to do whatever she must to free herself. She draws on charm and passion as she keeps changing tactics, her garrulous energy never faltering until her plan ultimate plan for Frederick fails and she succumbs to humiliation, depression and a deep hatred against not only Frederick but God and life."
"...Jillian Geurts is captivating and formidable as Miranda. Ms. Geurts wonderfully achieves the requisite girlishness, innocence and terror of the role. She and de Rogatis have a great offbeat chemistry together that goes far in realizing this difficult material."
"...Geurts is outstanding as Miranda, who uses every conceivable coping mechanism to deal with her horrific situation."
"The actress does a phenomenal job at personating Miranda Grey. Not only does she make you feel every ounce of emotion, she flawlessly conveys the character’s energetic and charismatic personality."
"Geurts, like a trapped cat, looking, looking looking, using all her guile, her wits, her sexuality...the role requires all of this, and more, and Ms Geurts is more than up to the task."
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