reviews

COME ON DOWN:

“This story finds a winning rhythm that sails because of clever writing and a lead (Dakota Shepard) that’s endlessly endearing.”  (filmschoolrejects.com)

RUBBERNECK:

“Meanwhile, Paul dallies with a prostitute who’s a regular professional woman who happens to moonlight on the side.  Dakota Shepard makes a strong impression in this small role.” (thefilmyap.com)

ONE SLIGHT HITCH:

“Lewis Black is a two-time Grammy Award-winning comic who’s done six Comedy Central specials. Leading man Mark Linn-Baker is perhaps most famous for his roles as Peter O’Toole’s sidekick in the film “My Favorite Year,” in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” and Peter Bogdanovitch’s “Noises Off.” His wife in the play, Broadway veteran Lizbeth Mackay, who turns from comedy to tenderness on a dime, is director Joe Grifasi’s longtime pal going back to high school. Holding her own and shining brightly is the Lower Cape’s own Dakota Shepard as their on-stage daughter who’s ex returns to crash her wedding.” (Provincetown Banner)

THE STORYTELLING ABILITY OF A BOY:

Shepard gives a performance expertly attuned to Caitlin’s internal struggle as she tries to get past her past and nurture this new talent she has discovered, to fill the clean slate and get it right this time.” (Boston Globe)

THE 39 STEPS:

“Playing all of these women is Dakota Shepard, who, though never slipping from the comic pastiche the play requires of all its characters, consistently charms in a very real way. In fact, Shepard never overplays her role. No easy feat with a script full of so many temptations to chew scenery.” (Provincetown Banner)

33 VARIATIONS:

“…Dakota Shepard adds a welcome whiff of goofiness as the daughter Brandt finds as ordinary as Diabelli’s ditty.” (Boston Phoenix)

HARD LOVE:

“Both Dakota Shepard and Mark Cohen are actors of considerable range and nuance and director Bensussen has elicited far more from this reading than I have often seen in finished productions.” (Arts Fuse)