Of REDBIRD – a festival of new one-act plays by North Carolina playwrights:
“Redbird’s consummate technical designs, including versatile work with projections, thoughtful costumes, and effective sound design added depth to the texts especially meaningful to local North Carolinians.” Spencer Powell, CVNC
“… a worthy programming idea that should become a regular ArtsCenter feature.” Roy Dicks, Raleigh News & Observer
“Casey is one of those protean artists who explore every aspect–she’s acted, sung, written, directed, designed and criticized–and now dreamed up and co-produced a festival of new one-act plays by North Carolinians … (T)he REDBIRD festival strikes me as marking a significant step forward in our cultural growth … three hours of exhilarating, artful theatre.” Kate Dobbs Ariail, The Five Points Star
Of In the Doghouse: “Equally surreal–and most compelling of all–is the sequence where Dorrie Casey, playing an enigmatic old woman of the Russian streets, serenades Mikhail Dostoevsky . . . .” Byron Woods, Independent
Of Europe Central: “As Hilde Benjamin, Dorrie Casey [was] ‘terrifyingly intense.'”Roy Dicks, Raleigh News and Observer
“Dorrie Casey’s Act Two monologue as Judge Benjamin was particularly moving . . .” Byron Woods, Independent
“[Dorrie Casey] exhibits all the creepiness necessary. . .a dark eminence grise [which] supplies the play with needed deep shadows . . . ” Kate Dobbs Ariail, Classical Voice of North Carolina.
Of my show Vincent: “informative and engaging from start to finish . . . Casey sang radiantly . . . the sum total was a beautifully integrated show to which I pay the highest compliment . . . ” John W. Lambert, Classical Voice of North Carolina.
Of Servant of Two Masters: “Dorrie Casey is a hoot as Silvio’s mother, Dottor Lombardi, whirling around in her cloak and whapping everyone in the face with her horizontally positioned hat feathers. ” Kate Dobbs Ariail, Classical Voice of North Carolina.
And then of course there’s
“Beyond my wildest dreams …” Arlene Shrut