Piece Comment

Review of Maria: They Say Send Them Back

Way to go, producing this during the day of the intensive! At least I'm guessing that was the time frame. Well delivered, well organized. Maria was so real to me while listening to her. so vulnerable. I loved hearing her answers and thoughts as she formed them for her peer - that's something I only hear when one teen is talking to another. I loved the choice of music in this piece, as well as the part and timing it playing in moving the piece along. There was a point in the middle where my attention wandered a little bit, but then I was sucked back in when Maria described what it was like to come into the country illegally. Some of the production was a little rough, especially levels. But that's forgiveable given production time.