"Chidester’s realization of Machinal is so pitch-perfect that it’s hard to imagine that the original production wouldn’t seem lacking by comparison, considering that Chidester has recourse to inspiration and technology unavailable to producers in 1928."
Greater Long Beach
"...director Katie Chidester has all the right instincts in knowing where stridency is appropriate, and in mounting a production that could hardly be more compelling."
-Signal Tribune, Long Beach
"As director Katie Chidester's brave staging proves, "Machinal" depicts a world devoid of kindness, consideration and most other redeeming human qualities."
"This compelling study of a sensitive woman trying to live up to the expectations of others and find her place in “the machine of life” may be Expressionist in style but it’s no musty museum relic in director Katie Chidester’s agile hands—beginning with a scene in an office building that could generate enough electricity to light up Long Beach."