Press Review Compilation

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT – National Theatre, London

Hats off to the National and a 5-star cast for delivering the mother of all triumphs[…] The acting is first-rate, with particularly fine work from Perez as the mercurial Veronica…                               *****Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

…Flor De Liz Perez is eminently watchable as Veronica, who masks her soft heart with a hilariously thorny exterior…                                               *****Steve Dinneen, City A.M.

Raucous[…]the biggest blast in Rufus Norris’s National Theatre tenure so far[…] Perez’s Veronica sees through everyone, yet stays prey to her own addictive urges.                                             ****Dominic Maxwell, The Times

The cast are just right: Flor De Liz Perez packs a formidable punch as the perfidious Veronica… ****Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph

Blisteringly funny, raucously rude and unexpectedly tender[…] There’s great work from Flor De Liz Perez as damaged wildcat Veronica…                                                        ****Sarah Hemming, The Financial Times

…[Veronica] a seductive Puerto Rican[…] is given a vibrant fidgetiness by Flor De Liz Perez, who gesticulates as if she were boxing with her own expletives.            Susannah Clapp, The Observer

 

 

PERICLES – Public Theater, NYC

Pericles (in the role of Marina, with Raffi Barsoumian as Pericles) at the Public Theater, NY

The play’s famous reunion scene—between Pericles (Raffi Barsoumian) and his lost daughter, Marina (Flor De Liz Perez)—will be worth the modest price of admission… ****Adam Feldman, Time Out NY

Perez works well as Pericles’ daughter, showing just the right amount of youthful innocence coupled with conviction and faith.                    Judd Hollander, The Epoch Times

That (Raffi) Barsoumian and Perez play the loss and the hopelessness so fully, and then give themselves over just as completely to resulting joy, is what makes the exchange a wonder of feeling and theatre, perhaps the crowning moment of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit to date[…] Perez, creates a Marina who’s fetchingly innocent but not remotely stupid… Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Off Broadway

 

 

THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND – Berkeley Rep, CA/Yale Rep, CT

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Perez makes Maude Lynn so much more than a religious fanatic… Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS WANDER NEW ENGLAND – Two River Theater, NJ

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[As Andromeda] Flor De Liz Perez mixes unbounded enthusiasm with the requisite sincerity when oozing the line “I love alternative kinship structures.” […] Perez keeps us from mocking her. She takes the character so seriously that we — and Greer — must, too.               Peter Filichia, The Star-Ledger

 

The Comedy of Errors

They’re at it again! This fall, the Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit will be touring The Comedy of Errors, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah (artistic director of Baltimore’s Center Stage), around New York City’s five boroughs. Flor De Liz joins the show in the role of Luciana.

Click here for the show’s webpage.

*Featuring Matthew Citron, Bernardo Cubria, Flor De Liz Perez, Christina Pumariega, Lucas Caleb Rooney, David Ryan Smith, and Zuzanna Szadkowski.

 

Este otoño, the Mobile Shakespeare Unit del Teatro Público estará en torno a los cinco condados de la ciudad de Nueva York con la obra de teatro The Comedy of Errors, dirigido por Kwame Kwei-Armah (director artístico de Center Stage en Baltimore). Flor De Liz se une al proyecto en el papel de Luciana.

The Motherf**ker with the Hat at the National Theatre, London

This summer, Flor De Liz had the honor of performing at the Royal National Theatre in London as part of the first season of new artistic director, Rufus Norris.

Under the direction of Indhu Rubasingham (artistic director of the Tricycle Theater), The Motherf**ker with the Hat, by Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’, enjoyed its UK premiere, playing to sold-out houses night after night.

A success with critics and audiences alike, The Motherf**ker with the Hat starred Ricardo Chavira (of “Desperate Housewives” fame) as Jackie, Flor De Liz as his girlfriend Veronica, Yul Vazquez (from the original 2011 Broadway production) as Cousin Julio, Alec Newman as AA sponsor Ralph, and Nathalie Armin as Ralph’s wife Victoria.

Click here to visit the show’s webpage

 

Este verano, Flor De Liz tuvo el honor de actuar en el Teatro Nacional de Londres como parte de la primera temporada del nuevo director artístico, Rufus Norris.

Bajo la dirección de Indhu Rubasingham (director artístico del Teatro Triciclo), The Motherf**ker with the Hat, escrito por el dramaturgo Stephen Adly Guirgis, ganador del premio Pulitzer, disfrutó de su estreno en el Reino Unido. La obra de teatro se presento a casas llenas, noche tras noche.

Un éxito de crítica y público por igual, The Motherf**ker with the Hat protagonizó Ricardo Chavira (de “Desperate Housewives” fama) como Jackie, Flor De Liz como su novia Veronica, Yul Vazquez (de la producción original de Broadway 2011) como el primo Julio, Alec Newman como Ralph y Nathalie Armin como Victoria, la esposa de Ralph.

Bread of the Heart

The title of this post, Bread of the Heart, comes from the following Albert Camus quote: “If man needs bread and justice, and if we have to do everything essential to serve this need, he also needs pure beauty, which is the bread of his heart.”

I saw it printed in an article about Nigerian poet, playwright and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. It detailed how he had, in his writings and in the conduct of his life, sought to serve humankind. His dedication to the fight for “bread and justice” and to attain the “pure beauty” of imaginative power that fulfills the needs of the spirit inspired me to think of the artist that I desire to become in this world. Like Soyinka and others that I admire, including some dear friends I have made in my life, I too strive to live with “courage in [my] life and talent in [my] work.”

Check back in to follow my theatrical adventures and musings as I seek “the bread of the heart” in what some know as “the greatest city in the world”: New York City.

With gratitude,

Flor De Liz

 

The House That Jack Built

hjb florThe House That Jack Built will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival!

This feature length drama, directed by Henry Barrial and written by the late Joe Vasquez, will have screenings at Regal Cinemas in downtown LA on June 16 and 18, 2013.

Click the LAFF website above to buy passes and come experience a powerhouse cast in this powerful family drama.
Starring: E.J. Bonilla, Melissa Fumero, Rosal Colon, Leo Minaya, Flor De Liz Perez, Saundra Santiago, John Herrera, Judith Delgado, Desmin Borges and Javier Muñoz.

La Casa Que Construyo Jack (The House That Jack Built) tendra su estreno mundial en el Los Angeles Film Festival!

Esta pelicula largometraje, dirigida por Henry Barrial y escrito por Joe Vasquez, tendra dos proyecciones en el Regal Cinemas en downtown LA~June 16 and 18, 2013.

Haga click sobre la pagina del festival (arriba) para comprar boletos, y vengan a participar con nosotros! No van a querer perderse esta historia conmoviente de familia y traición.
Con: E.J. Bonilla, Melissa Fumero, Rosal Colon, Leo Minaya, Flor De Liz Perez, Saundra Santiago, John Herrera, Judith Delgado, Desmin Borges y Javier Muñoz.