Selected reviews from past artistic collaborators and allies
Antonia Fairchild has been a loyalist, an advocate for, and a real asset in developing my work. She’s a skilled theater person in many senses: as an actor, a producer, a dramaturge, and a champion. She has an intelligent and sensitive and comic sense of story and character, complicated and exciting taste, and a real passion for her work and for work in general. She is collaborative in a transparant and purely positive way. She was particularly helpful in helping me develop my play, The Shuman Condition, then under a different title, including staging a reading for it with a thoughtful, articulate and generous audience and structuring a talkback that provided me with evidence and insight and clarity and confirmation. I've also seen her work as an actor and her presence and choices were thrilling. I always enjoy working with her. I trust her, and her instincts, and I recommend her, and her work, highly. - Risa Mickenberg, Playwright
While in production for an off-broadway run of our original musical 'Standby', we brought Antonia Fairchild onto our team as a consultant and dramaturg. Her extensive knowledge of both the artistic and technical elements of theatre proved to be a pivotal element in the production. She provided constructive and applicable criticism in regards to our story and direction, which made the piece even stronger in its theatrical story-telling. In addition, due to her experience as a successful producer in the New York theatre scene, her advice and guidance regarding the contracts, auditions, budget, and collaborative process resulted in a smooth and pleasant experience for all those involved in the project. Not only is Antonia experienced and insightful, but she is also extremely polite and respectful of the projects and individuals with whom she is working. I highly recommend her consultant services, as she is an invaluable source of knowledge for anyone looking to produce a theatrical project; whether novice or veteran. - Keith Robinson, Producer & Music Director www.standbythemusical.com
Antonia produced a reading of my play "SHE'S HOT" at 29th Street Rep's The Hive in April 2010. She has a huge passion for new work which is evident in her faith in the development process and her support of the writer. The reading of SHE'S HOT was followed by a talk-back which Antonia adjudicated, and I was so happy with the way this very delicate portion of the evening was handled-- I came away with fresh ideas and clear goals in the writing -- and still loving my play, which is key.
- Sarah Overman, Playwright www.sarahoverman.com
Antonia's generosity, vision and professionalism were central to the success of this production. She not only managed countless details with grace, but also introduced new approaches and ideas that have become central to our production philosophy. She is a consummate theatre artist, bringing understanding of and love for all aspects of theatre craft to whatever role she plays on a production. - Ari Laura Kreith, Artistic Director www.theatre167.org