Reviews

CHURCH & STATE

“[Lindsey] Marlin is superb as the pant-suited New York Jewish high-achieving alpha campaign manager [Alex Klein] who is devoted to her candidate and his potential to some day land her in a spot near the Oval Office. She’s a lovable control freak who bristles when Whitmore is about to go off the rail or when he and his wife tangle with malapropisms and incorrect word usage.”
-Herbert Paine, “Broadway World Arizona” (Church & State)

“Equally good are both Lindsey Marlin as the ambitious campaign manager with sights on Washington [Alex Klein], and Marlene Galan-Woods as the force-of-nature politician’s wife, Sara.”
-David Appleford, “Valley Screen and Stage” (Church & State)

“Lindsey Marlin is very good as Alex, instilling her with both confidence and steely determination in her quest for success.”
-Gil Benbrook, “Talkin’ Broadway Phoenix” (Church & State)

THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED

“The show stealer here is, without a doubt, Diane [Lindsey Marlin]. Part narrator, part villain, part victim of her own high pressured business and personal ambitions, Diane is both hilarious and intimately real. Her line delivery is spot on for humor, and yet there are flashes scattered all throughout the play of a person you could easily meet, and abhor, in the business world.”
-Andrew Keller, “Outlook Columbus Magazine” (The Little Dog Laughed)

“Speaking of those actors, all are members of the Actors Equity Association, but of particular note is Lindsey Marlin. Marlin played the role of Diane, the cunning Hollywood agent who is as fake as R-Patz and Kristen Stewart’s relationship. To prepare for the role, Marlin read “The Real, Low Down, Dirty Truth About Hollywood Agenting,” by Rima Greer. Well done. Marlin packs a hilarious bitch slap, delivering the wittiest lines seeping in snotty vile while remaining exciting and funny. It was a performance that was not overbearing and not underdone, places roles like that can easily go.”
-Jackie Mantay, “Columbus Alive” (The Little Dog Laughed)

“It’s Marlin though who really shines in this play. Her monologues are witty and amusing. Her outfits are sleek, sexy, and loaded with baubles. She’s a master negotiator who is a joy to watch. When she speaks to the audience as narrator to advance the play, she is frank business. It’s great.”
-Anne Evans, “Columbus Underground” (The Little Dog Laughed)

“Marlin keeps Diane from coming across as cartoonishly villainous: She is so giddy with her plans, and so in love with her own voice, that she just doesn’t have much time for the ambivalent feelings of other people. She’s appallingly delightful to watch.”
-Margaret Quamme, “The Columbus Dispatch” (The Little Dog Laughed)

“Director Jonathan Putnam pulls a particularly strong performance out of Lindsey Marlin as the gleefully manipulative Diane.”
-Richard Ades, “The Other Paper” (The Little Dog Laughed)

KINDERTRANSPORT

“The most powerful presence is Lindsey Marlin as Eva’s mother, Helga. Convincingly placing her character into a particular time and social class, she conveys both her inner anguish and her need to mask it from her child. She has fewer lines but makes the most of them; in fact, in the play’s most haunting moment, she doesn’t speak a word, but merely lurks in the shadows, a ghost from the past.”
-Kerry Lengel, “The Arizona Republic” (Kindertransport)

DOLL MAKER and HUNG OUT TO DRY

“I think you’re one of the most talented actresses I’ve ever worked with and I’m lucky you came out to my audition months ago. If not for you, Doll Maker wouldn’t be as good as it is and Hung Out To Dry would never have been as cool an experience. I’m excited to see it come together and seeing you hold your own against Louis Mandylor was great. You’re an amazing actress with great range, vocal talent and a great natural ability, and it doesn’t hurt that you’re beautiful.”
-Jared Shelton, “Shelton and Hill Productions” (Doll Maker, Hung Out To Dry)

THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO

“Director Daniel Schay has assembled an excellent cast to fill in the human dimensions of playwright Alfred Uhry’s themes. [The men] are all solid, but this script gives the women the spotlight, including Lindsey Marlin as the conflicted Sunny and Athena Hunting as her ditzy mother.”
-Kerry Lengel, “The Arizona Republic” (The Last Night of Ballyhoo)

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

The Pursuit of Happiness is 100 percent entertaining…a superb local cast fires his [playwright Richard Dresser’s] verbal shots with deadly accuracy…Katie McFadzen and Lindsey Marlin turn friction into fire as the neurotic mom and rebellious daughter, Jodi…”
-Kerry Lengel, “The Arizona Republic” (The Pursuit of Happiness)

WIC LISTENS

“I know I told Lindsey this today, but there was only ONE word my crew used to describe her – from our make-up artist to our guest graphic director – AMAZING. As my instructional designer said, “I don’t know what you paid her, but she was WORTH it!” That says it all. We’re thrilled.”
-Diane Senffner, “CineLearning Productions” (WIC Listens)

STABBING STUPIDITY

“[Paul] DeNigris plays with technique from behind the camera, almost as an unseen dance partner with the leading lady, Lindsey Marlin, who shines through the fourth wall…Marlin and [Steve] Briscoe hit every mark like professional comedians and DeNigris is right there to underline them.”
-Hal C F Astell, “Apocalypse Later” (Stabbing Stupidity)

“I watched your brilliant performance in Stabbing Stupidity. It turned out beautifully…The comments on your performance continue to be nothing short of raves. Thanks again for sharing your talents with us.”
-Steve Briscoe, producer/actor/writer (Stabbing Stupidity)

BLUISH

“The ensemble is also invested in their characters. Marlin and [Tod] Zimmerman have a nice bond that grows frayed through the evening. Marlin’s conversion of Beth is slow but insidious, a change not only in beliefs, but vocal patterns and gait…This is a strong show throughout…”
-Mark S.P. Turvin, “Goldfish Publishers” (Bluish)

THE LARAMIE PROJECT (New Mexico)

“As for the acting, it’s simple and always truthful. All eight performers give on-the-money portrayals, switching from character to character without losing track of the through line. I’m hesitant to pick favorites, but…kudos to Marlin, especially in the role of policewoman Reggie Fluty.”
-Robert Nott, “The New Mexican” (The Laramie Project)

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

“The acting is uniformly good…Marlin is a sure but still-tortured Isabella, conscious of the difficult choice she has to make…”
-Robert Nott, “The New Mexican” (Measure for Measure)

INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE-SANTA FE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

“Dramatized sections of the play were interspersed between the dances. Marc Devine’s youthful ardor as Romeo played against Lindsey Marlin’s modern and rather worldly Juliet in the famous balcony scene, enacted from opposite sides of the stage.”
-D.S. Crafts, “Albuquerque Journal” (Inspired by Shakespeare – Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra)

THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Ohio)

“Among the standouts are Lindsey Marlin as the first officer at the crime scene…”
-Jackie Demaline, “The Cincinnati Enquirer” (The Laramie Project)

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD

“Shining performances come from Lindsey Marlin as an unruly convict woman…Outstanding featured performance, local actress…”
-Jackie Demaline, “The Cincinnati Enquirer” (Our Country’s Good)

GLIMMER, GLIMMER & SHINE

“Marlin skillfully sketches then fleshes out a Delia who is as supercilious and self-content as her cosseted upbringing in haute suburbia could make her.”
-Tom McElfresh, “Citybeat” (Glimmer, Glimmer & Shine)

“Lindsey Marlin stands on a par with these actors in the role of Delia…Marlin maintains Delia’s cool confidence and high-class tastes while thrilling to discover music and invest in reforming Jordan.”
-Laura C. Kelley, “Aisle Say Cincinnati” (Glimmer, Glimmer & Shine)

AS YOU LIKE IT

“First among the actors is Lindsey Marlin as Rosalind. She is all smarts and spunk as she becomes one of the merry men of the forest. She dissects the nature of love with her suitor Orlando and ascertains his true affection…Ms. Marlin and Mr. [David] Zelina deliver the heartfelt moments…”
-Joseph McDonough, “The Cincinnati Enquirer” (As You Like It)