UNIVERSAL ROBOTS - Manhattan Theatre Source, July 2007
Nancy Sirianni as Rossum in Universal Robots by Mac Rogers
"The cast is exemplary, with 10 actors playing dozens of characters. Standouts in the company include David Ian Lee and Jennifer Gordon Thomas as Karel and Josephine, Nancy Sirianni as Rossum, and Jason Howard as Radius, the first robot.
You can't ask for anything better than that in the theatre. This is brilliant drama, and deserves to be not just the hit of the summer indie season, but of the fall and winter as well."
Martin Denton, nytheatre.com UNIVERSAL ROBOTS, Manhattan Theatre Source - 2007
"Easily the most shocking of the plays as well as the most absurd...with pothead sister Jenni (Erin Maya Darke) seething with an aversion towards him and his reality-deprived Mom (a wonderful Nancy Sirianni) fawning over his meals. "
Cindy Pierre, New Theater Corps CONTINUING OCCUPATION written by Van Badham, Chashama - 2007
A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS... - Manhattan Theatre Source, May 2007
Nancy Sirianni, with Emmy/Obie/Dramadesk/Dramalogue Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize Nominee John Ford Noonan, Monica Russell
"Actress Nancy Sirianni is incredibly comfortable in Maude's skin as she exhibits poise, rigidity, and an understated sexiness.
These white chicks rarely sit down to talk, but this doesn't impede their growing need for one other. Though far from plausible and ankle-deep in lunacy, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking does manage to titillate and entertain."
Cindy Pierre, New Theater Corps A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS SITTING AROUND TALKING, Manhattan Theatre Source - 2007
Evenly matched in this regard is Sirianni as Marie. Working with a character who is not just unfaithful but sometimes defiantly so, Sirianni nevertheless manages to communicate the relentless deprivation of Marie's life with Woyzeck, both financial and emotional, and how, to her ultimate detriment, that deprivation has failed to starve either her beauty or her passions. In only a handful of moments do either she or Howard fail to spark - a not inconsiderable accomplishment considering the size of their task.
"Jason Howard inhabits Woyzeck so organically that he holds our sympathy throughout, no mean feat. His is a very physical, very meticulous performance, and in the confined space we see it as if under a microscope. The rest of the actors are equally impressive: Nancy Sirianni, hard-edged and opaque as Marie; they pique our interest in whatever they have in mind to do next."
Martin Denton, nytheater.com WOYZECK: A FEVER DREAM, Manhattan Theatre Source - 2005