"Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art." ~ Constantin Stanislavski
"Erfani has engaged us in, a compelling dance between two boxers in an arena, in which one, or the other, will come out the winner, or will it be a draw?!...Frakes and Yoshikawa are terrific sparring partners in both their dialogues and thought-provoking monologues... I recommend this play.”
- Dennis Sparks, All Things Performing Arts
“Opposites don’t always attract; sometimes they just get stuck together by accident. That’s how it is – at least at first – in Maz & Bricks, by the Irish actress/playwright Eva O’Connor, which is getting an at-once fun and touching treatment from Corrib Theatre...”
- Marty Hughley, Oregon ArtsWatch
"The xenophobia in today’s political climate makes Erfani’s almost seventy-year-old story feel just as vital and relevant as ever. What often gets lost in the midst of the immigration debate today is the motive that many immigrants have for coming to the U.S.: to escape the horrific brutality that so many of them face in their home countries... this performance alone showed how this work is already a highly thought-provoking and heart-wrenching tale that, in my opinion, is the type of show that every person thinking about the immigration debate in America today ought to see.”
- Anthony Piccione, Onstage Blog
"Melody Erfani's play 97 Orchard St..imagines the history of cultural change in the Lower East Side as a sort of balletic musical chairs.Erfani's direction of the piece focuses on what this type of change might look like rather than trying to explain by using the common discourse. It's most effective because it transcends the noise that is heard daily on blogs and newspapers about neighborhoods being culturally destroyed."
(Theatre is Easy) - Jason Rost
"Melody Erfani’s direction was balanced, cohesive. brisk and elegant. The acting was universally excellent, as you would expect--but don’t always get."
"A highly enjoyable evening and a piece of theatre I shall remember for some time to come, I'm only sorry it wont be around for longer."
(UK Theatre Web)
"With a wonderful twist at the end, All an Act is an enjoyable show that deserves a far bigger audience than it received."
(BroadwayBaby) - Alexandra Baldry
"A big nod of appreciation should go towards Melody Erfani for her careful direction. It is clear that these characters have been thoroughly developed."
(EdFringe Review) - Ellen Smyth
"...'All An Act' is gripping and interesting. There are some surprising twists and turns. This is an
impressive show and definitely worth a watch."
(EdFringe Review) - Jessica Reid
"All an Act is a smartly executed piece of writing delivered by New York drama graduates, where the quality never slipped."
(The Scotsman) - Tim Cornwell