WINNER: leading female performance, noms for playwriting & costume design

O Réjane is sexy and stylish, expertly choreographed and beautifully staged — both inspiring and a little bit disturbing, but in just the right way. As a performer, feminist and fashion icon, Gabrielle Réjane was the Helen Mirren of the Belle Époque in late 19th century Paris.” – LA Times arts writer Deborah Vankin

O REJANE and our action to shine a light on Women in Theater is included in French artist’s JR’s INSIDE OUT book. Congrats to O REJANE’s own Joseph Will, who snapped our pics and the pics of our pics on display.


“Under Christopher Sivertsen’s direction…Cara Pifko gives a ferocious performance that sears itself into your memory…Thanks to Ilana Turner’s detailed conception, poetic flourishes delight and the show uses dance and movement (including a buoyant can-can dance sequence) to underpin the authentic text and to express extreme emotions.” – Pauline Adamek, full review at ArtsBeat LA

Click here to read a Feature Interview with Playwright Ilana Turner on Stage Raw

Stage Raw – Top 10 Pick
“Director Christopher Siversten and writer Ilana Turner provide an entertaining and illuminating glimpse into the life of the talented Parisian actress…Dance, music and song feature prominently, also.  (The can-can sequence performed exuberantly to –- what else? — Offenbach’s “Infernal Galop is a knock-out.)”  – Lovell Estell III Full review at Stage Raw

Click here to read a Feature Article on O Réjane on French Morning

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Rico Gagliano of the “Dinner Party Download”
“I saw O Réjane and was struck by its humor, intelligence and style — kind of Howard Hawks meets Moulin Rouge.”

LA culture journalist Deborah Klugman on Facebook
“Last week I went to see O Rejane, which features Cara Pifko as the lovely and luminous French actress Gabrielle Rejane. Great costumes and music, an innovative set, a talented ensemble and a terrific story.”

Blogger Paula Tiberus
“The physicality of the play is astounding. Between the constant set restructuring, Can-Can dancing and hot sex, you really feel like you’ve been through something important by the end of the play, and it’s all set to the très apropos music created for the play by Réjane’s great-great granddaughter Adrien Reju (how cool must she be?) along with Sébastien Miel.” – full review by Paula Tiberius

Check out the article on Ilana Turner in the Maryland Gazette

Notable post-show tweets
“Felicitations a @itoverdrive & @RejaneProject No words in the vernacular. I am dumb with wonderment. Go see this play @BOOTLEGtheater #now” — @YuriLowenthal  

“So so so proud and @itoverdrive on her @RejaneProject@BOOTLEGtheater #thisistheatre #indieplays…” — @taraplatt

“Do urself a favor and go check out @RejaneProjectat @BOOTLEGtheater before 12/6. #Fantastictheaterexperience “Work is necessary to live” ” —  @lamonicagarrett

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