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SOME REVIEWS

 

BECOMING HUMAN
MCCADDEN PLACE THEATRE

"Lauren Campedelli creates not a demon but a blithe narcissist to whom doubt is a stranger; though her mind fails, her aggressive defenses never do."         —Mark Hein, Theatre Ghost

BILL & JOAN
SACRED FOOLS THEATER

"…the nine member cast seem to be characters from Burroughs’ novels and give form to his roiling unconscious. Among them, Lauren Campedelli is a standout as the sultry Lilly Lee who lures the conflicted would-be writer."                            —Ed Rampell, Hollywood Progressive

THE PROJECTIONIST
KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE

“Grand performances also by Lauren Campedelli, Hugh Dane, Don Oscar Smith and Maynor Alvarado.”                                                                              —Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly


“The theatre's glamorous owner Ziba, an Iranian magnate vividly played by Lauren Campedelli…”                                                                             —Laura Hitchcock, Curtain Up

THE CHERRY ORCHARD
EVIDENCE ROOM

 “…Lauren Campedelli's wryly pragmatic Carlotta—she has somehow resurrected Chekhov's least performable character and made every one of Carlotta's lines funny and important.”                                                                                                              —Dara Weinberg, The LAist 

FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID
EVIDENCE ROOM

"There are a pair of knockout cameos by Lauren Campedelli as a crusty barfly with whom we can all identify when she suddenly screams out, "I hate LA!"                                                                                                                —Travis Michael Holder, Ticket Holders, ReviewPlays.Com

HOMEWRECKER
EVIDENCE ROOM

“A fierce cast delivers Stuart's curdled wit with wicked élan. Lauren Campedelli's Beth and Shannon Holt's Cindy operate in expert lock-step. Holt provides a hysterical gallery of tics and gestures, and the bone-dry Campedelli remains a local treasure.”                                                                                                                               —David C. Nichols, Los Angeles Times


“Campedelli offers a staid and sometimes ferocious intelligence…”                                                                                                                                            —Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly

PENTECOST
EVIDENCE ROOM

LA Weekly Award: Best Supporting Actress


 “The huge cast is impressive throughout…with Lauren Campedelli’s Palestinian leader of the pack incredible.”                                                                          —David Nichols, IN Los Angeles


“Excellent performances come…from Lauren Campedelli as a Palestinian Kuwaiti, leader of the refugees.”                                                           —Anne Kelly-Saxenmeyer, Back Stage West

DELIRIUM PALACE
EVIDENCE ROOM @ INSIDE THE FORD

“Campedelli offers a harrowing turn as the woman who seems to know as little about herself as we do when we first meet her.”                                             —Paul Birchall, Backstage West


“Campedelli brings a mournful gravity to the piece…a first-rate production.”                                                                                                                                         —Michael Phillips, LA Times


“Campedelli’s cranky Irene is the one that wins our sympathy.”                                                                                                                                                            —Edmund Newton, New Times

O JERUSALEM
THE PRODUCTION COMPANY

“Schlossman’s good-natured, Everyman appeal is nicely balanced by Lauren Campedelli’s sharply drawn turn as Amira.”                                     —Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times


 “Campedelli does equally fine work in a rarely seen look at an educated modern Arab woman (speaking occasional Arabic with considerable credibility)….”                                                                                                                                     —Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA 

YOUNG PSYCHO-VIVISECTIONISTS MEET MARILYN MONROE
VICTORY GARDENS THEATER, CHICAGO

“Lauren Campedelli writhes and howls up a glorious, half-threatening, half-hilarious storm as M2, a sort of nightmare punk cave woman who tries to consume Jack. The way Campedelli lets her dialogue sluice its way out of her bestial vocalizations works especially well.”                                                                                                             —Bury St. Edmund, Chicago Reader

PASSING ON
BLUE RIDER THEATER, CHICAGO

“Especially winning [is] the restrained but passionate Campedelli.”                                                                                                                                      —Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


“The cast members deserve praise for their performances, but also for the ingenious improvisation that shaped their roles. Lauren Campedelli created Rose twice—as an adventurous, impassioned young woman, and as a grieving mother sitting at her daughter’s coffin shredding a garment and bewailing her desertion by both her husband and her daughter.”                                                                               —Tom Valeo, Chicago Reader