George Ferencz

Stage Director

REVIEWS

  • - Co-Op Theme by Genji Ito -

Mr. Ferencz first came to our attention as a director at the Impossible Ragtime Theater with highly charged productions of early O'Neill (THE HAIRY APE, DYNAMO).

                                                  - Sunday New York Times

 

THE HAIRY APE

Imaginative and rewarding theatre.

- New York Times

THE HAIRY APE

This one you can invite out-of-towners to come see!

                                                  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

THE HAIRY APE

Lasting Impressions, Exceptional Work!

- Los Angles Times

DYNAMO

Ferencz attacks the work as a new play.  If lesser plays by great playwrights are to be seen, Ferencz’s productions could serve as models.

                                                   - New York Times

LADY AOI
Ferencz has successfully transformed Mishima’s play into an energy-laden event that eschews pomp and leaves the audience breathless.

- Munich Theater, Herbert Temmes

 

LADY AOI 
Ferencz works with music and a strongly visual language. . . . to bring Mishima’s poetic text to pulsating life with the electrifying feeling that sex is in the air.

                                                  - Culture, Caroline Fries

 

THE TOOTH OF CRIME
La MaMa E.T.C.’s highly entertaining new revival of THE TOOTH OF CRIME as directed by George Ferencz, brings demystifying clarity to a work often dismissed as a smoky head trip.  This interpretation makes a compelling case for THE TOOTH OF CRIME as one of Mr. Shepard’s best plays and perhaps the best American drama on the
cancerous nature of fame.

- BEN BRANTLEY, New York Times

 

 

CONJUR WOMAN
...is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in the theater.  This remarkable work of theater, primal and visceral, it’s raw emotional power making it compelling and memorable,
is told with singular eloquence.

- Martin Denton, nytheatre.com & Backstage

 

CONJUR WOMAN
as a whole show, staged by La MaMa Resident Director George Ferencz, should resonate with any thinking being . . . it is a deep draught of wise wonder and emotional magic. CONJUR WOMAN turns her husband into a tree so that the slave traders won’t get him.  Alas, she can’t save him from the sawmill.  That's the story in an acornshell. But what a telling!

- Jon Sobol, Blogcritics Magazine

 

CONJUR WOMAN
...is a waking nightmare blues that casts a spell... stunning... hypnotic... bonechilling...

- Rob Kandt, Time Out