Tom Gualtieri and David Sisco in BAIT 'N SWISH

Tom Gualtieri and David Sisco in BAIT 'N SWISH

BAIT ‘N SWISH:

“Director Laura Josepher does an excellent job of shaping and sharpening the actors’ total of 49 characters. Pace and tone are key with this kind of material, which Ms. Josepher handles with aplomb. With this stripped-down production, she puts the story of Charlie and Justin front and center, foregoing technical and design elements. The actors perform their own “set changes” and often their own sound cues. Clearly this artistic collaboration of director, writer/actor, and actor is an effective creative team. –Gary Larcan, www.stageandcinema.com

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Michael Anderson and Karin Sibrava in DATING GAMES

Michael Anderson and Karin Sibrava in DATING GAMES

DATING GAMES:

"...credit original Gotham helmer Laura Josepher with maintaining the beautifully balanced rhythms of these engrossing encounters between various configurations of some monumentally needy contemporary folk. She is supported by a gifted four-member ensemble..."--Variety

"Laura is a wonderful, wonderful actors' director. She makes the rehearsal room entirely safe, so everyone feels free to take chances, knowing it's just fine if you fail. And she's just amazing in the way she can talk to actors (and to the writer). You want to do well for her -- and that's a truly great thing to feel about a director."--Garth Wingfield, Playwright, nytheatre.com

"All five pieces are directed flawlessly by Laura Josepher, and feature acting at the tour de force level... Everything about this production bespeaks professionalism; this is off-off-Broadway at its best."--nytheatre.com

"Josepher's staging of Dating Games approaches conducting, with intensely orchestrated fast and slow movements; her very musical work often seems like an extension of the script ."--Talkin' Broadway

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Susan Koozin in DIRTY BLONDE

Susan Koozin in DIRTY BLONDE

DIRTY BLONDE:

"Directed with muscular grace by Laura Josepher..."--Houston Press

"Director Laura Josepher handles this difficult form with wonderful control... These tricky transitions play smoother than Mae's curves, which is a credit to both Josepher's direction and the talented trio of actors."--The Daily Cougar

"Director Laura Josepher... has a genuine feeling for the limits necessary to make the limitless Mae West a sympathetic characternd to prevent the two young lovers from being overwhelmed by Mae the Icon."--Texas Triangle

"Director Laura Josepher... keeps the action running smoothly through those shifting time frames."--Houston Chronicle

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Bob Dillon, John Tormey, William Severs, and Frank Girardeau in Laura Hembree's CAR POOL

Bob Dillon, John Tormey, William Severs, and Frank Girardeau in Laura Hembree's CAR POOL

CAR POOL:

"Under the precise direction of Laura Josepher, the production's excellent ensemble invests (the play) with a dark, witty and immediate tension... The play skims ponderous waters. But Ms. Hembree and Ms. Josepher sustain a gentle wryness and quirkiness of detail that gives prototypes flesh and conquers tedium."-- Ben Brantley, New York Times

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Jason Douglas and Luci Christian in TURN OF THE SCREW

Jason Douglas and Luci Christian in TURN OF THE SCREW

THE TURN OF THE SCREW:

"(The show) comes together nicely under Laura Josepher's nicely compressed direction, which keeps a careful and spooky torque as the story builds to its inevitable ghostly conclusion."--HoustonPress.com

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Joanne Bonasso, Pippa Winslow, Casey Burden and Jeffrey Gimble in I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

Joanne Bonasso, Pippa Winslow, Casey Burden and Jeffrey Gimble in I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE:

"Stages Repertory Theater has a holiday winner with its spirited Houston premiere of I Love You, You're Perfect; Now Change... Director Laura Josepher achieves a brisk and nimble rendition, resourcefully maneuvering her cast on Thom Guthrie's set... I Love You is nearly perfect and needn't change anything."--Houston Chronicle

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