Theatre

 No Good Deed

"The complex staging of No Good Deed must be a nightmare to direct, but Dámaso Rodríguez smoothly orchestrates the entire production with raw grace and a little kitsch. In fact, Rodriguez has crafted an indie-version of Broadway's Spiderman, minus all of the Spiderman failures, of course."  - LAist


photo by Anthony Masters 

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 The Eccentricities of a Nightingale

"Dámaso Rodríguez  dances the entire production through the play's musicality on a stage lit beautifully by James P. Taylor in the soft gauziness that Williams' "romantic cliches" demand."

LA Weekly 


photo by Craig Schwartz

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boom
"The appeal and skills of the three actors under Dámaso Rodríguez's airtight direction create such an enjoyable theatrical evening." 
- LA Weekly 

photo by Anthony Masters






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The Pain and the Itch
“Every time you think these cringe-inducing characters can’t descend any lower, they discover a new mucky bottom. All credit, then, to this co-production between the Theatre @ Boston Court and Furious Theatre Company, directed by Dámaso 
Rodríguez
, for not slipping into monstrous caricature. Even when we’re laughing derisively, we can’t help recognizing patterns in hypocrisy, denial, narcissism and greed.”  

– Los Angeles Times

photo by Eric Pargac

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Hunter Gatherers
"Dámaso 
Rodríguez
's relentlessly paced staging builds suspense with the visceral engagement of a cinematic thriller and draws nicely realized characters from the entire cast." 
- Los Angeles Times 

photo by Anthony Masters


 

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Orson's Shadow
 "In addition to his brisk pacing and evocative stage pictures, helmer  Dámaso 
Rodríguez's (recently elevated to associate status under Playhouse a.d. Sheldon Epps) fearlessly encourages his Herculean figures to strut their stuff full-tilt." 
- Variety 

photo by Craig Schwartz


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Impending Rupture of the Belly
"Pelfrey's gripping, funny play is mounted with hilarious ferocity by director Dámaso 
Rodríguez, who captures the crippling anxiety of uncertain times in a staging as droll as it is dire." - Los Angeles Times 

photo by Anthony Masters

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 Back of the Throat

"'Throat' is a tight little ride, decisively directed by Dámaso Rodríguez, who also draws specific, engaging performances from his ensemble." 
- Los Angeles Times 

photo by Anthony Masters

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The God Botherers
"Dámaso 
Rodríguez stages this West Coast premiere with typical proficiency." - Los Angeles Times 

photo by Anthony Masters


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Scenes from the Big Picture
"Director Dámaso 
Rodríguez oversees an imposing 21-member ensemble ... They are literally tireless, giving detailed portrayals." - Los Angeles Times 

photo by Anthony Masters


 









 The Heiress

"With this fine, funny take on a venerable drama, director Dámaso Rodríguez proves that tragedy works best in counterpoint. Mr. Rodriguez's direction, so confident as to be invisible, highlights what's interesting and graceful in the play's every nuance. He quietly creates moments without slowing or discombobulating the action, designs stage pictures that are natural yet balanced, and even directs scene changes to flow with the story." 
- Stage and Cinema
photo by Jim Cox        
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Blithe Spirit
“Noel Coward's deathless 'improbable farce' about a second marriage sent haywire by the first wife's ghost receives an engrossing account, agreeably quirky, reliably stylish.
- Los Angeles Times 

photo by Craig Schwartz
 

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Paradise Lost
“'Paradise Lost' is a fascinating, pulsating slab of theatrical history in Intiman Theatre's gutsy, vigorously performed resurrection.”  
– The Seattle Times 

photo by Chris Bennion
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The Little Foxes
“…riveting revival of one of the iconic works of the American stage…
 Rodríguez
 is in sync with the scripter's agenda, guiding a superbly balanced ensemble through every nuance of the subsequent disintegration of the bottom-feeding Hubbard clan as aristocrat-wannabe Regina (Kelly McGillis) does battle with her ruthless brothers…” - Variety 

photo by Craig Schwartz

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Saturday Night at the Palace
 "Director Dámaso 
Rodríguez, guiding a finely calibrated ensemble and an exemplary design team, elicits an electrifying theatre experience. " - Back Stage 

photo by Anthony Masters

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Canned Peaches in Syrup
 "Director Dámaso 
Rodríguez's incisive world-premiere rendition is a bold and thrillingly theatrical exploration of Jones' intriguing themes. " - Back Stage

photo by Anthony Masters

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Grace
 "Edgy, raucous and uncompromising with admirable clarity, director Dámaso 
Rodríguez steers his skilled cast through Wright's dense ruminations." - Los Angeles Times 

photo by Anthony Masters

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Fair Maid of the West
 "With wicked sidelong glances and slapstick pratfalls-all wonderfully choreographed by 
Rodríguez ... It's nearly impossible to imagine how a dozen or so actors can create such convincing havoc onstage." 
- Back Stag

photo by Anthony Masters

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The Shape of Things
"Dámaso 
Rodríguez and the Furious Theatre Company have mounted an impressive L.A. premiere" - LA Weekly 

photo by Anthony Masters

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Chimps
"Director Dámaso 
Rodríguez masterfully steers this production." - Back Stage 

photo by Anthony Masters