BRING DOWN THE HOUSE
Opportunities for fierce femmes to collaborate in the theater are deeply needed. upstart crow collective’s willingness to break gender codes evidences the revolutionary potential of more inclusive casting…. Bring Down the House naturally prompts the audience to question their own gendered assumptions around power, control, and leadership.
Joshi’s abridged, lively staging makes its own case. Visually stark, it ingeniously employs high-backed chairs and Geoff Korf’s pinpoint lighting to zip us through animated choruses of exposition, and many shard-sharp scenes....The large, tight, acting ensemble doesn’t miss a beat as they rip along.
- Seattle Times
In director Rosa Joshi’s visually stunning production of “Richard II,” currently at Seattle Shakespeare Company, the austerity of the set imbues every object and movement with symbolic significance.
Directed crisply by Rosa Joshi, and performed in cogent and muscular fashion by a cast led by George Mount as the tragic king.
Director Rosa Joshi has done a superb job here. Not only gathering together some of Seattle's most talented women (both established and up and comers) but has staged the 16 of them in some brilliant and innovative ways to keep the pace of this morose show from ever losing its drive.
Rosa Joshi's mounting....is for the most part riveting, cogent...
Joshi's production is a knockout, getting a lot of bang for the buck...
This King John ranks as one of the most important, entertaining, and inspiring outings on any Seattle stage this year....Joshi and company are clearly a force to be reckoned with.
Rosa Joshi's direction of this production is phenomenal. Her interpretation of modern implications and the ways in which the actors deliver these centuries-old lines and still make them part of our own time are very precise and meticulous which gives the audience the ability to sit up and enjoy the rollercoaster ride.