WINNER 2022 BERKIE AWARD:
"Fay...delivers a performance that will not be forgotten... one that future actresses undertaking this devastating portrait should profit from."*
Bridge Street Theatre, November, 2021
"Roxanne Fay as Mary is both fragile and forceful. She is not a mad-woman as I have seen her played before. She keeps Mary totally rational, a woman who knows what her mistakes are and why she makes them. She manages to show pride while going down into herself, searching for both answers and relief. Her very occasional flares of emotion outside of her devotion to the three men in her life are exciting, brief as they are. Fay has done nice work in the past with this company, but in this play she delivers a performance that will not be forgotten. She and Sowle have created an antidote to the Katherine Hepburn portrayal and it is one that future actresses undertaking this devastating portrait should profit from."
*J. Peter Bergman (Berkshire Bright Focus)
"Fay stands out as Mary Tyrone, matriarch of a ruined family that Eugene O'Neill modeled after his own for his finest play, written in 1941.
O'Neill's challenges for actors are significant, requiring quick emotional changes that could go wrong or feel false in so many ways. For instance, Mary, momentarily deluding herself that Edmund has a "summer cold," not tuberculosis, in the very next sentence wails that she doesn't want him to die; the different mental states are separated by only a period, a dot of punctuation, and yet from Fay the switch is wholly believable."
Steve Barnes (Albany Times Union)
She turns words into fluid poetry… moment to moment in each breath, each non-verbal, every word… a world so grounded in the human condition, beautifully crafted at the hands of one of the bay area's finest performers… (Drew Eberhard, Broadway World)
KING LEAR, 2022
"Ribald, robust, full of verve and honesty, embracing a joy others do not possess. Singing, dancing, gyrating...this Fool is a brilliant creation... Fay takes the role into another realm."
(Peter Nason, Broadway World)
THRICE TO MINE, 2019
"This performance is an astonishing tour-de-force accomplishment...The storytelling is masterful, all-encompassing and physical...It is a remarkable, courageous conception."
(Patrick White, Nippertown Press)
"Actress and playwright Roxanne Fay as Miriam is exquisite. She embodies a tortured mother who anguishes with her son's crime as well as her own guilt, with realism and a fervent focus on this tormented character... I don't' know how an actor pulls from the depth of their own soul to deliver impeccable performances with the breadth and depth Miss Fay exudes."
(Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World)
“The evening belongs to Roxanne Fay as Prospero. Her performance crackles with the kind of power her character wields.”
(Andrew Meacham, Tampa Bay Times)