"Amy Dellagiarino's script is vivid and presents clearly delineated characters, all well rounded and dimensional. She hits the anxieties and insecurities of college friends facing the real world, how they're changing, and how they may be diverging. The character introductions are spaced and paced well so that the ensemble isn't overwhelming. We get a clear sense of them and their relationships as messy as they are." "Dellagiarino's script treads a fine balance between exaggerated and accessible. And in the end, the pathos that jut through the humor are jagged and piercing, leaving audiences with a lingering sense of both emptiness and hope, like a light flashed on and off in a dark room, the afterimage seared onto the memory." - Harker Jones, Broadway World
"The dialogue is fast and furious... each of these situation comedy characters is well defined and in the fast paced action finds a niche to fill and fills it." - Michael Sheehan, On Stage Los Angeles
"Playwright Amy Dellagiarino's script shows considerable promise... providing plenty of laughs propelled by clearly defined characters and performed with sharp comedic timing." - Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA "This is a fun look at a major life event and its effect on a group whose members are both friends and strangers to each other." - Laura Foti Cohen, Larchmont Buzz
for "A Conversation Through the Bathroom Door".
"... an insightful, funny, and wrenching work." "... an honest look at what motherhood can mean to many women that is too often ignored or treated with opprobrium." "The dialogue is real and poignant." - Mary Ann Johnson, Maryland Theatre Guide
for "Spirit Seekers".
"... an engaging, lively romp." "... really funny moments brought to life on Zoom..." "It was brisk, energetic, and had a couple of nice chills." - Mary Ann Johnson, Maryland Theatre Guide
for "The Value of Moscow".
"With hilarious deadly accuracy, playwright Dellagiarino’s snappy dialogue captures the kind of put-downs and barbed comebacks only siblings who know each other all too well can use to pick at each other’s psychic scabs." "Marvelously witty, literate banter." "With its quirky mix of realistic family dynamics and absurdist humor, “The Value of Moscow” offers terrific value." - Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times
"One of the best experiences for a theatre critic is encountering a talented artist for the first time and being able to say to one’s readers, “Hey, you should check this person out!” ...playwright Amy Dellagiarino displays a wicked wit in this very enjoyable production." "Dellagiarino, skilled with humorous dialogue, is especially adept at capturing the combative repartee between siblings." "You come away with the impression that Dellagiarino is a playwright to watch. Her talent is clearly apparent." "...a seriously fun show." - Terry Morgan, Stage Raw (TOP TEN/RECOMMENDED)
"Hilariously implausible, wonderfully absurd." "Really smart theatre." "One of the rare moments when I've sat in a theater and felt a little bit remorseful of an ending." "Extremely diverting." - Tracey Paleo, Gia on The Move (RECOMMENDED)
"I like my comedy black, and the blacker the better. Amy Dellagiarino's new play, The Value of Moscow... fits my predilection like an Armani suit." "A satisfyingly deep dark black comedy..." "Fueled by a terrific script... with wicked, hilarious banter." "A delicious maelstrom of gallows humor farce." "As my companion and I moved out of the intimate auditorium, through the tiny lobby, and out to the street, I started a giggle that morphed to a guffaw and led to laughter that carried around the corner and halfway down Lillian Way before it subsided. I am still smiling." - Paul Myrvold, Paul Myrvold's Theatre Notes
"Dellagiarino's sharp wit is fully evident..." "The playwright gives each sister moments to assert her personality and to trade barbs with her siblings." "...I was on the edge of my seat..." - Jeffrey Walker, DC Theatre Scene
"Pretty much my definition of a great production -- it's a dark comedy with truly poignant moments." - Leandra Lynn, DC Metro Theatre Arts
"It's risky business for a theatre company to stage unknown/new works... In the case of The Value of Moscow (written by Amy Dellagiarino), the risk payed off." "A very entertaining, fresh piece of theatre." "Just like a true Chekhovian work, the play deals with numerous serious events/themes but is, at its core, a comedy of life. Part farce and part family drama, the show has something for everybody!" "80 minutes of continuous action..." - Christian Jost, Onstage Blog
"Playwright Amy Dellagiarino has infused her script with the type of sisterly jealousy and one-upmanship banter that will recall your own family gatherings!" "Dellagiarino allows us to see both the good and evil ways these sisters know how to push each other's buttons or count on each other when the going gets tough." - Shari Barrett, Broadway World
for "Freelancers Anonymous".
"Writers Lisa Cordileone and Amy Dellagiarino... [keep] things very light while grounding the humor in likable characters." "The film is packed with random comical asides that are hilarious." "The clashes between the characters feel unusually realistic, never overwrought for melodramatic effect." "Engaging characters and genuinely resonant themes easily hold the interest... and the way these people are trying to make something of themselves at a pivotal point in their lives is actually rather inspiring." - Rich Cline, GayEssential
"Freelancers Anonymous does much more than just humorously portraying struggling (although competent) women in a male-dominated industry, it is in itself a result of what women are able and capable of doing if working together." "The film excelled not only in giving the audience a humored entertainment but by promoting women to take control of their aspirations, to believe in their capabilities and find support in each other." - Silver Screen Tales
"A delightful rom-comwith an edge." "Rom-coms with lesbian and queer women characters are still few and far between, so it’s a real joy to see one pulled off with success." "If you are looking for a film that will have you laughing out loud, and complicated lesbians characters, check out Freelancers Anonymous." - Dana Piccoli, Bella Media
for "Break In".
"...an original, witty and heartfelt script by Amy Dellagiarino..." "Clever, funny, and fast-paced." "The most entertaining 30 minutes I've spent in a long time." "Amy Dellagiarino's script is both outrageous and truthful." "Original, hilarious, and just darn clever." "It was clever, relatable, and full of moments that had me laughing" "If sketch comedy, silent comedy, and com media dell'arte had a love child, this would be it." "a creative, entertaining, and efficient show" "...a wonderful array of multi-media led by playwright Amy Dellagiarino's brilliant observance of what life can be like for those of us living out our days alone in our apartments." - Hollywood Fringe Festival audience