Kill Shelter Reviews
LA Splash- Recommended
"...Competent director Shaina Rosenthal does a good job of showing the nexus between compassion, pragmatism, and everyone's search for love. The talented cast sometimes become lost in the tale of conflict, stress, and no good answers. Playwright Ashley Rose Wellman carefully builds suspense as the environment threatens to overwhelm Colleen and her daughter. Colin Lawrence's scenic design brings the chaos of overcrowding to the audience, while Hayden Kirschbaum's lighting and Matt Richter's sound add to the feeling of claustrophobia."
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
"...Not only is Ashley Rose Wellmanís Kill Shelter one of the most remarkable new plays Iíve seen in a very long time, itís the best Theatre of NOTE production Iíve reviewed since the companyís streak of winners in the mid-2010s."
Stage Raw- Recommended
"...Wellman's shelter setting is analogous to an abortion clinic, complete with death threats and employee doxing, epitomizing the danger many who work in those fields face in providing such vital yet still misunderstood services. But the play is not all doom and gloom, as Wellman displays a playful wit in the face of her characters' dire circumstances and contradictions. Marina's Colleen and Madriaga's Ellie have an authentic familial interaction that is both humorous and dramatic and that, despite the ambiguity of their connection at the finale, still offers a glimmer of hope."
The Hollywood Times- Highly Recommended
"...The play is multi-faceted and touches on the complications of human nature, which comprises many traits like good and evil, selfishness, and altruism. The play is funny, sad, tragic, and complicated. It brings forth information on Kill Shelters that I had never thought about before. The Red cast of actors is top-notch, especially Ashely Romans who brought a very private humanity to the table. If you are in the Los Angeles/ Hollywood area I urge you to attend Kill Shelter at the Theater of NOTE"