Charles Jehlinger Award
The Greenville Ghost
"The cast of The Greenville Ghost may be small, but everyone slips into their own roles rather seamlessly, creating a chemistry that works with their characters and not as the camaraderie of a theatre collective. I have no doubt that this group are all good friends, and thus this is a testimony to their rather impressive acting skill."
God Of Carnage
"Small directorial details, such as the perfectly choreographed chinking of glasses, and the silent farce of Michel (Max Fitzroy-Stone) dropping klafoutis crumbs as his wife looks on, appalled, maintained the energy and momentum of this piece, and were elegantly orchestrated by the ensemble(...) It was wonderful to observe Max Fitzroy-Stone’s gradual transformation from the long-suffering but amiable peacekeeper, to increasingly tense altercations with his wife, to the full-blown abandon of his fury."
"The transformations in both characters were managed with skill, and the ending was simply incredible. The performances took on a life of their own and I was absolutely captivated. What especially impressed me was such force coming out of a two person play, where so much pressure must necessarily be placed on each actor. That the audience were hooked until the last second was testament to the acting of both Max FitzRoy-Stone and Saffia Sage."
"The acting was incredible, both parts being played with considerable naturalism and aplomb, and really drawing the audience into the intimacy of the drama. Fitzroy-Stone’s depiction of the pompous, grandiloquent lecturer was just alluring enough to gain the audience’s sympathies(...). Fitzroy-Stone’s portrayal as a man whose composure is crumbling in tandem with his life and his career was tragically moving."