Laura Butler Rivera“Laura Butler Rivera as Salome is able to turn you into stone with a pointed stare or melt you into caramel with a wink. She is able to transform a one-dimensional biblical footnote into a complex women straining against the borders of conformity. She gives an electric performance as the terrified teenager warding off lascivious advances of her step father, as the petulant princess strutting her sexuality to get her way, as the enraged Medusa unleashed, and the volatile, raw, passionate woman hungry for the touch of the forbidden.

We know the dance of the seven veils is coming up. We can see that Butler Rivera already moves like quicksilver around the circular stage and you have high expectations. Between Jess Goldschmidts choreography, Wladimiro A. Woyno R’s epic projections and Rivera’s rabid, violent and vulnerable unveiling –we slip through the fissures she creates in the room and find ourselves in another reality. She has danced herself ferociously into self-actualization. It’s spectacular, spectacular! She is a breathtaking performer with an astronomical skill set.” – Jacquelyn Claire, Stage Biz

 “Laura Butler Rivera plays everything from rebel to sultry mistress, transforming herself so completely you are surprised at her every entrance.” – Sarah Downs, for Distant StarThe Front Row Center

“That’s because the cast of three artists, all from the physical theatre company One Eighth Theater, are so engaging to watch. Michael Leonard, Daniel Irizarry (who directed) and Laura Butler Rivera are simply luminous.”nytheaternow, David Lally

“Laura Butler Rivera as the Student displays astounding talent as a comedienne in the grand tradition.”  -NYtheaterbuyingguide, Ronald Gross

“Laura Butler Rivera, who beautifully captures the ambivalence Marisol feels when she realizes, as the audience has known since first being introduced to her uninhabitable world, that she has been defeated.”  –The New York Times, Catherine Rampbell for so go the ghosts of México, Part 1

“Ms. Butler exquisitely captures Mari’s bravery and uncertainty, all-consuming hope and the fear that accompanies it. She’s a heroine we believe in, and one that does justice to Ms. Garcia’s story.” Show Business weekly, Sarah Lucie for so go the ghosts of México, Part 1

“Laura Butler Rivera captures Mari’s youth and femininity”, Julie Congress for so go the ghosts of México, Part 1-

“The extremely talented Laura Butler Rivera plays young Mari, who has just inherited the title of the dead police chief.”    Exeunt, Erica Cheung for so go the  ghosts of México, Part 1-

“Laura Butler Rivera (Joan), who doubles as assistant director, looks like a young Imogene Coco and gives an equally impressive performance.”, Cate Cammarata review for Cho H Cho-

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