Fun Home

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The Chance Theater| Fun Home

"Achingly real...Director Marya Mazor expertly builds the family's mini-dramas toward their powerful resolution while artfully deploying the cast of nine" -LA Times (Critic's Choice)

"Searingly poignant" -Broadwayworld

"all of this has previously come together quite terrifically in a couple of big-stage proscenium productions reviewed here, neither of them can match Fun Home as reconceived by master director Marya Mazor" -Stage Scene LA

"highly entertaining... compelling and life-affirming... stellar" -OC Register

The Model Apartment

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Geffen Playhouse | The Model Apartment | by Donald Margulies

"GO!...plays out with great delicacy under Marya Mazor's direction" - LA Weekly

"Director Marya Mazor gets complex emotional performances from her talented cast. Marks is superb as Debby, both victim and monster, in a brilliant performance"- Stage Raw

"Skilllfully acted by its superb cast... the show also benefits from Marya Mazor's firm, deft direction" -

Photo credit: Geffen Playhouse production of The Model Apartment. Jeff Lorch Photography


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The Road Theatre | The Rescued | by Julie Marie Myatt

"on the razor's edge between the hilarious and the heartbreaking...packs an emotional punch that may floor you"- LA Times

"a spectacular cast"- StageRaw

"one of the most unique shows I have ever watched"- Splash Magazine
"WOW!" - StageScene LA

Ivy & Bean, The Musical

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South Coast Repertory Theatre | Ivy & Bean, The Musical | Book, music and lyrics by Scott Elmegreen
Based on the books by Annie Barrows
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Tigers Be Still

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The Chance Theater | Tigers Be Still | by Kim Rosenstock

"100% Sweet" - Better Lemons

A "highly impressive...terrific production with all four actors in fine form" - LA Times Daily Pilot

A "laugh-packed" production with "absolutely terrific performances"- StageSceneLA

"Adroit storytelling."" Orange County Register

Pure Confidence

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Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble | Pure Confidence | by Carlyle Brown

"Director Marya Mazor has breathed life into Carlyle Brown's extraordinary tale...a true ensemble piece" - Broadwayworld

"the most purely entertaining (and elucidating and emotionally powerful) show in town"- StageSceneLA

"A splendid production" The Los Angeles Post

Magnificent...I cannot but praise director Mazor"- Night Tinted Glasses

"Brilliant. Masterly direction." - Theatre Spoken Here

A Splintered Soul

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International City Theatre | A Splintered Soul | by Alan Lester Brooks

"The entire cast does remarkable work, astutely and knowledgeably directed by Marya Mazor" - Will Call

"under the keen direction of Marya Mazor, the cast is spellbinding"- Theatre Notes

"fine acting and economic direction" - OC Register


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Chapman University | Lysistrata | by Aristophanes, adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

Mary Stuart

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UCLA - MFA Acting Program | Mary Stuart | by Friedrich Schiller

Out of Our Father's House

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival | Out of Our Father's House | Story by Eve Merriam

a "quietly but irresistibly persuasive reminder that herstory is part of history...smoothly directed" - The Stage

"a remarkably well-staged play filled with strong, inspiring women, this production is a must" - The Student

"profound a resonant, from a mop and bucket wielding army of women to a spine-chilling moment of pure theatricality." - The List

"an enlightening performance" - The Scotsman

That Pretty, Pretty...or the Rape Play

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Son of Semele Theater | That Pretty, Pretty...or the Rape Play | by Sheila Callaghan

"A high octane production...vividly imagined by Mazor in a precision staging" - LA Weekly

"Director Marya Mazor is up to the challenge of the play." - Stage Raw

The Goat

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Chance Theater | The Goat | by Edward Albee

"A Superlative production...stellar in every particular...a pitch-perfect staging." -LA Times, Critic's Choice

"scaldingly funny" -Critic's Pick- BackStage

"A world-class production" -Orange County Register

"A Smash Hit! Exceptional" -Yahoo Associated Content

"Crisply Executed and Fully Professional" -OC-Weekly

The Dragon Play

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Chance Theater | The Dragon Play | by Jenny Connell Davis

"starkly haunting and richly rewarding... Magnificent to behold"
-Orange County Register

"inventive direction" -StageScene LA

"solid performances" -Orange Curtain Review

The English Bride

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The Road Theatre | The English Bride | by Lucile Lichtblau

"Marya Mazor boldly addresses her material. A well-paced staging, striking projection design." -LA Times

"Recommended! Superb acting magnifies the already swelling tension."
-Stage Raw

"Riveting! Superlative performances, directed with brilliant intensity."
-Theatre Spoken Here

"Deeply stirring! Profound!" -Tolucan Times


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Disney Cruise Lines - Disney Fantasy | Aladdin

"an ambitious undertaking with several production numbers, grand entrances, pyrotechnics, many costume changes and creative special effects, punctuated by a flying carpet scene that soars"
-Orlando Sentinel

Time Stands Still

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Chance Theater | Time Stands Stills | by Donald Margulies

"...Mazor exploits the tension and strained relations between people who have allowed their professional and personal lives to commingle, and her splendid cast members realize the Tony Award-nominated play's full potential."-OC Register

"Donald Margulies' intelligent, perceptive, often funny, always compelling Time Stands Still, now getting a superb Orange County Premiere at Anaheim's Chance Theater with crackerjack director Marya Mazor assuredly at the helm." -StageSceneLA

"I'd advise you to put The Chance Theatre revival on your must-see list. You're going to miss one of the better shows of the year if you don't."

"one of the most stunning and thought-provoking theater experiences of its time.-Angela Hatcher, Fullerton Observer


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Open Fist Theatre Company | Mad Forest | by Caryl Churchill

"a transporting production...a singular directorial vision"-Hollywood Reporter

"a solid production... Director Marya Mazor has done a terrific job" -Backstage

"a riveting and worthy trip to the Mad Forest...Mazor's production skirts sensationalism and never bombards us with bloody bodies; her choice to embrace the subtlety of the piece richly pays off."

". . . wowza, does Open Fist Theatre Company know how to produce it, bringing the structurally unwieldy, big-cast, part-foreign language script to vivid amazing cast" -Arts in LA

"100% SWEET" - Better Lemons


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Chance Theater | Overlooked | by Brian Nelson

"Despite the sleek, chic look of visual elements, it's Mazor's quintet of actors, and what she does with them, that get this darkly cynical comedy flying high." -Backstage

"outstanding staging" -OC Register

"incisive direction" -Stage Scene LA

"Marya Mazor's staging is an intriguing piece of performance art all by itself"-LA Stage Times

Dead Man's Cell Phone

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Cal State Fullerton | Dead Man's Cell Phone | by Sarah Ruhl


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Chance Theater | Nerve | by Adam Szymkowicz

"delightful" -OC Register

"WOW!" -StageScene LA

"Mazor allows the evening's events to unfold in a stylized, semi-surreal way that nonetheless rings of reality" -BackStage


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Open Fist Theatre | GOLIATH | by Karen Hartman

"Exceptional...One of the Highlights of 2009"


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The Lewis Family Playhouse | The BFG | by David Wood, adapted from the book by Roald Dahl

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