P R E S S
UNITY (1918) by Kevin Kerr
#2 Best Off-Off Broadway Show of 2015, Manhattan With A Twist
Best Sound Design, Innovative Theatre Awards
"The cast is uniformly strong...it’s smoothly directed by KJ Sanchez and meets every challenge that a tiny, bare-bones theater presents. Evocative lighting and sound effects abound."
"To say I was floored by this play is an understatement. Every performance was different and singling one out would be a disservice to the work they did together."
"It’s a perfect fit, the ensemble’s talents and creative impulses are a perfect match with Kevin Kerr’s black humor, generosity of spirit – the way he finds love and joy in the darkest places – and his language. The cast is perfectly equipped to travel between the banal and the profound, just as Kevin’s writing does. All the stars lined up for this one."
"Director KJ Sanchez stages the story with a touch that is both light and earthy. Joe Jung's sound design brings a spine-tingling immediacy to the proceedings."
"Unity (1918) is not only a thoughtful work of historical fiction, but a shrewd depiction of human behavior in the midst of the plague."
"With this dedicated and talented ensemble and this brazen script, Sanchez has guided this production to highlight the harsh realities of war, love, and loss."
"Unity (1918) is simultaneously engaging and subtle, provocative and folksy, and most of all a fascinating story executed with charming theatricality."
"The strong cast...along with KJ Sanchez’s imaginative direction, make for a worthy evening of theater about unconventional characters finding themselves in a world run amok."
OCCUPATION by Ken Ferrigni
Top 25 Things To Do, Time Out NY
"Joe Jung's modest, masterful production cries out for extension...but don't wait. Where else this or any week are you likely to hear the line, 'Don't fucking embarrass me in front of Jesus'?"
"Ferrigni, an energetic young playwright still in his musically profane stage...create an impetuously messy, often uproariously funny suicide vest of a satire."
"A powerful, insightful, cynical and timely take on survival...whip-smart and dark...it gets an A!"
"It’s an absurd concept at first blush, but Ferrigni and director Joe Jung pull it off to such a degree...that when the house lights come up, the outlandish story we’ve just witnessed simply doesn’t seem all that far-fetched."
MANGELLA by Ken Ferrigni
NEW YORK POST
"Cyber fun pure-joy shtick. Staged with imaginative, low-budget flair by Joe Jung and performed with total conviction by the ensemble, Mangella is a virtual, LOL hoot."
THE VILLAGE VOICE
"Jung's direction is genuine, and the performances are outstanding. Mangella is a smart and unpredictable play, and a risky one too - primarily in the trust and patience it requires of its viewers. in this case, it's a risk that pays off handsomely."
F.A.M.E NYC MAGAZINE
"Cheeky, thought-provoking, stylish - Ken Ferrigni has penned a script that is ripe for the madness that is pop culture in the 21st century."