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Theatre en Bloc's Neva
Asking what difference art makes in the face of revolution, Theatre en Bloc delivers an engrossing production
"...Jenny Lavery's direction of Neva is quick and satisfying, and..."

March 3, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Two Actresses, Fat and Thin
Staging Neil LaBute's 'Fat Pig' is a heavy proposition
"...Derek Kolluri, confirms this – as does supporting actress Jenny Lavery...."

Oct. 2, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'Austin Is a Place (You Are Here)'
Theatre en Bloc sparks a conversation about the city's growth on the gateway to the Eastside
"...can affect people," he says. So he and co-director Jenny Lavery have placed Austin Is A Place – a..."

April 19, 2013 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Jacob's Ladder
The hero of this Theatre en Bloc premiere wrestles with ethical issues while working for FDR
"...charming wife, Sara, played by Theatre en Bloc's own Jenny Lavery. Though deeply in love with her husband, Sara..."

April 10, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

American Bear
In the subgenre of family reunion plays, this new entry struggles to compete
"...in the shadow of its older, more mature siblings Jenny Lavery (Lonnie), Derek Kolluri (Jules), and Deven Kolluri (Eddie)..."

Dec. 2, 2011 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Theatre en Bloc's Cry It Out
This production tackles the huge challenge of exploring motherhood and class, and can't quite have it all
"...rely on her son's grandmother for child care. Jessie (Jenny Lavery) and her husband are comfortably upper-middle-class, and she's..."

May 11, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Theatre en Bloc's The Secretary
Kyle John Schmidt's new comedy takes dead aim at our national gun obsession and hits it with laughs
"...comedy-turned-drama written by Kyle John Schmidt and directed by Jenny Lavery for Theatre en Bloc, it is the guns..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Theatre en Bloc's Bright Half Life
For Tanya Barfield's two-character drama, Theatre en Bloc couples an intimate story with a relentlessly personal performance space
"...Director Jenny Lavery packs just 20 people per show into the..."

April 8, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...Presents: Throwing Shade Lindsey Doleshal, Dead Man's Cell Phone Jenny Lavery, The Totalitarians Rudy Ramirez, Agent Andromeda: The Orion..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Playhouse’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
In its rush to be fun, the show fails to tap all the potential of this rom-com sequel to Pride and Prejudice
"...her. Lydia (Maria Latiolais) is rude, but even Lizzie (Jenny Lavery) and the very pregnant Jane (Marie Fahlgren) laugh..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

2017 Payne Theatre Award Winners
Lotta love for Nevermore, Drowning Girls, Agent Andromeda
"...honored with awards for Production of a Drama, director Jenny Lavery, scenic designer Chris Conard, lighting designer Kate Ducey,..."

Oct. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2016
Works that struck a nerve with the political state of our city and our nation stood out in this year's outstanding theatre productions
"...of serial seduction and murder in WWI England. Director Jenny Lavery built on the play's theatricality and choral style,..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Examining the Sins and Virtues of Hypermasculine Theatre
When is violence in theatre too much?
"...think and feel," says Theatre en Bloc Artistic Director Jenny Lavery, whose company has produced LaBute's Fat Pig and..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Arts Feature by Shanon Weaver

Theatre en Bloc's The Totalitarians
This ridiculous but smart satire about a Nebraska political race may be the only political play that can deliver laughs this election season
"...Under Jenny Lavery's direction, the actors deliver wonderful comedic performances. The..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Austin Jewish Repertory Theater's W.
This solo version of Woyzeck is a fresh, compelling take on Buchner's play, powerfully performed by Joey Hood
"...elements to coalesce almost into a character unto themselves. Jenny Lavery's lighting design, for example, beautifully harnesses the ever-present..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Cock
This Theatre en Bloc show depicts love as a fight and is as exhilarating and aggressive as a contact sport
"...enthusiasm that John gets from W (a bright, winsome Jenny Lavery) makes him feel like a better man, but..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Bethany
Theatre En Bloc delivers a tough and disturbing social critique on suburbia and adversity facing single mothers
"...linoleum. Three cheers for Theatre En Bloc and director Jenny Lavery for staging Bethany, by my new hero Laura..."

June 6, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

Fat Pig
Neil LaBute's play about body-size and social douchebaggery gets a sharp production from Theatre en Bloc
"...let's not forget that women are willing players. Jeannie (Jenny Lavery) is Tom's former office romance. The character unfortunately..."

Oct. 18, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Austin Is a Place (You Are Here)
Theatre En Bloc experiments with telling the story of our city's growth but fails to be specific about it
"...the ensemble (which includes Theatre En Bloc co-producing directors Jenny Lavery and Derek Kolluri), is a mush of bland..."

April 26, 2013 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

Bethany out of Saturn?
Theatre En Bloc's new show explores a world of economic desperation.
"...to an interview with actresses Zena Marie Vaughn and Jenny Lavery about issues of cultural bias and female body..."

May 21, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Then There's This: Redemption, Texas
Theatre en Bloc Brings one gay rights activist's fight to the stage
"...Led by co-directors Derek Kolluri and Jenny Lavery, Theatre en Bloc operates under the motto "great..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Phone Katie Green, The Shift Nathan Jerkins, Clybourne Park Jenny Larson, With Great Difficulty Alice Sits Jenny Lavery, The..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

And You Were There, and You Were There, and –
"...Jenny Larson theatre artist..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Arts Feature

Review: Until the Flood
Theatre en Bloc makes a sacred space for us to hear Ferguson
"...en Bloc’s production, staged with simplicity and sensitivity by Jenny Lavery. It’s a daunting challenge, in part because of..."

Nov. 7, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Critics Speak … and Speak … and Speak
Clybourne Park, Manchurian Candidate big winners
"...Direction Jenny Lavery, The Drowning Girls Lily Wolff, Lungs..."

June 6, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

ATX's Inaugural Addresses
Local artists, comics speak out about Trump taking office
"...Karrasch and actors Crystal Bird Caviel, Jess Hughes, and Jenny Lavery – who will present this raucous satire about..."

Jan. 18, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Brenner's Top 5 Interviews of 2013
Because these people said some, we mean, surprising stuff.
"...4. Zena Marie Vaughn and Jenny Lavery – who played two women of, ah, disparate..."

Dec. 17, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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