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"Aside from Scanlon’s trapeze acrobatics, her acting — she also sings and plays oboe — makes Ariel compelling on its own. Her facial expressions, in particular, communicate a gamut of emotions, while her voice — on line delivery and as a singer — is as flexible as her body at making Ariel’s meaning clear.

Cirque du Shakespeare may be the best — and easiest — shorthand description for the production, but it only hints at what Hyler accomplishes with “The Tempest." With his seamless blend of the physical and the verbal, he gives NDSF a complete and emotionally compelling “Tempest” on multiple levels. It is the rare production worth seeing twice."  –South Bend Tribune

"...make no mistake that this production of The Tempest is like no other. The amazing production quality alone should entice you to see this visual masterpiece, however, the acting is also equally astonishing."   –Broadway World

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's production of The Tempest named in Broadway World's Regional Roundup

"Scanlon is someone who can spend nearly two hours beautifully suspended above the stage on a metal bar trapeze. While I talk in the lobby with Hyler, she passes by with a heavy backpack. When she finally sits down without it, I ask her about the demands of her role..." –Notre Dame Magazine

"Scanlon embodies a tense and not quite right in the head woman who could easily do harm to someone due to her own unfounded fears. This is in contrast to the very grounded, very sharp, and rightly fearful woman who she plays in Jacqmin’s script two plays earlier. Scanlon and Simon both show impressive range in a short period of time." –Theatre By Numbers


“Sarah Scanlon's intimacy choreography makes the sexual moments effectively explicit but not graphic, leaving some things to the imagination under those layers of clothing.” - Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times

"Intimacy Choreographer Sarah Scanlon brought a playfulness and sensuality to the physical relationships of the play, bringing Lister’s rememberings onto our physical plane. Through the highs and lows of the play, the relationships that these characters have to each other crystallize into a complex web of attachment and loneliness." - Lucas Garcia, Rescripted

"One might squirm at the thought of sitting in a silent theater, staring at two actors staring at each other for four full minutes. My nervous anticipation was real, and when the staring finally happened, you could hear every sniffle and throat-clearing in the Underground Collaborative theater. The audience was riveted - or, at least, very respectful to the courage of these two actors." - Kelsey Lawler, Broadway World

"The level of intimacy between Merryn and Wyatt feels like something you shouldn't be witnessing, and the enclosed space of the UC heightens that sensation." - Mary Boyle, Ozaukee Living Local

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