REVIEWS OF CONVERGENCE THEATRE (formally Elysian Theatre)
WITCH adapted by the Convergence Theatre Collective
"....Mesmerizing to watch, and movingly performed." - Ravelle Brickman, DC Metro Theatre Arts.
"...Spiritual and all-encompassing." - Stephanie House, MD Theatre Guide
"The game cast of director Elena Velasco's Witch knit together shades of The Crucible and The Exorcist to provide an arresting experience that serves as a dark morality play and timely reminder of women's ongoing fight for safety and equality." - Ben Demers, DC Theatre Scene
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"...Bold artistic work..." - Evan Hoffman, Artistic Director, NextStop Theatre
Bhavi the Avenger by Tearrance Chisholm
"Whimsical, resourceful..." - Celia Wren, Washington Post.
"Director Elena Velasco’s spare staging puts the audience right in the action...the result is engrossing....this enigmatic play will stay with you long after." - John Stoltenberg, DCMetroTheaterArts.
Read why Córiolanas was rated "Best of Capital Fringe"
"Elena Velasco has created a visually striking meditation on the very nature of gender itself." - Sophia Howes, DC Metro Theater Arts
"With tons of shows at the Fringe Fest and limited time to see them all, Córiolanas would be welcome near the top of any list....Elysian Theatre's muscular adaptation fo Shakespeare's Córiolanas, is well-acted, well-directed, well-designed and well worth the time. - Daniel Parisi, City Paper
"On a visceral level, the production sparkles." - Maegan Clearwood, DC Theater Scene
La Perdida, the Mexican musical Winter's Tale
Book and Lyrics by Kathleen Cahill; music by Deborah Wicks la Puma
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Five stars for the premiere musical, La Perdida!
"The unique element of the production was the inclusion of dance among the main action by three omniscient characters on stage. The dancing, brilliantly choreographed by Velasco as well, was artfully executed by dancers Angeleaza Anderson and Kira Burri as the Spirit of Life and the the Spirit of Death." - Johnna Leary, DCMetroTheaterArts.
CONVERGENCE THEATRE AND ELENA VELASCO honored by DCMetroTheaterArts Best of 2015
Best Directors of a Play in Professional Theaters
Best Plays in Professional Theaters
La Perdida, directed and choreographed by Elena Velasco, named by DC MetroTheaterArts as one of 2014's Best University Productions.