News & Reviews from New York
April 08th, 2015

In WILD CHILD IN THE CITY, written and performed by Tjasa Ferme, a Slovenian dynamo, about the adventures of a single woman, she’s wild, sexy, fearless, can change clothes in front of us, interact with the audience, including having one of them tie her up, and shows us that even grooming can be really entertaining. She’s Performance Art at its highest level. She’s a Robin Williams- jumping from story to story, character to character, all fascinating. Dating, leaving Slovenia, throughout, she’s a top level comedienne with the most sensuous legs in town. She does great puppy, and when she runs I wanted to chase her. There are marvelous holographic projections by Phillip Gulley of her own image, while speaking, projected onto her face and body. She’s a star in looks, flexibility, vivid persona. A unique, terrific actress and dancer with broad dimension. They don’t make many this good, with her range. Lily Tomlin’s first show in New York was in my Mime troupe. I saw her talent and potential. Tjasa has that range of talent and possibility. It’s directed with flare, perfect timing and great imagination by Ana Margineanu.

Richmond Shepard, Performing Arts Insider,, Outer Critics Circle.

April, 2015

I always have some trepidation when I go to hear a singer whose work I don’t know. When Carolyn Montgomery-Forant opened her mouth I knew it was going to be good. She has a clear, very musical voice and a persona that fills the room with joy. Her “Night and Day” is as good as it gets. She’s a terrific comedienne with a great sense of humor, as in her song “Would you rather be a mermaid or a whale?”And as she advises “Never mix alcohol with people.” Her lead-in to songs we know are original and delightful. She’s a right on singer with pretty sounds and strong power where needed. Her quartet of fine musicians led by the delicate fingers of Jon Weber and her vocal trio all add up to a show that is a rare treat, and her three quarters left profile reminded me of Shsron Stone. She’ll be at the Beechman, 402 W. 42nd St., May 8 and June 12 at 7:00 PM.

Richmond Shepard, Performing Arts Insider,, Outer Critics Circle.

January/February 2015
November/December 2014
September/October 2014
July/August 2014
May/June 2014
March/April 2014
January/February 2014
November/December 2013
September/October 2013
May/June 2013
January/February 2013
November/December 2012
September/October 2012
July/August 2012
May/June 2012
March/April 2012
January/February 2012
Noivember/December 2011
September/October 2011
July/August 2011
May/June 2011
March/April 2011
January/February 2011
November/December 2010
September/October 2010
July/August 2010
May/June 2010
March/April 2010
January/February 2010
November/December 2009
September/October 2009
July/August 2009
May/June 2009
March/April 2009
January/February 2009
November/December 2008
September/October 2008
July/August 2008
May/June 2008
March/April 2008
January/February 2008
November/December 2007
September/October 2007
July/August 2007
May/June 2007
March/April 2007
January/February 2007
November/December 2006
September/October 2006
July/August 2006
May/June 2006
March/April 2006
January/February 2006
November/December 2005
September/October 2005
July/August 2005
May/June 2005
March/April 2005
January/February 2005
November/December 2004
September/October 2004
July/August 2004
May/June 2004
March/April 2004
January/February 2004
November/December 2003
September/October 2003
July/August 2003
May/June 2003
March/April 2003
January/February 2003
November/December 2002
September/October 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002