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True to the highly polarizing divisiveness of our times, audience members might to be inclined to take sides in the play’s neighborly feud. True to the wisely even-handed script, though, visiting director Daniel Jaquez’s pitch-perfect Aurora show is uncompromising in its refusal to — and all the more power to him for that.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, re: Native Gardens

This play this year, THE WINTER’S TALE proved to be no exception to inspiring delight, reflection, and a full theatrical experience to those in the community. 

Directed by Daniel Jáquez this play is stripped down to a stirring and spritely one act. The play was fresh, fanciful, and confident making, and refreshingly gives Hermione the power of having the last word. 

For many in the audience that day it was their first professional theatre performance, but based on the reactions to THE WINTER’S TALE, it is sure not to be their last.

BroadwayWorld review, re: The Winter’s Tale

Lobster Face (or the Shame of Amanda Cockshutt)” is about the oppressions inflicted by school on the imagination. Yet its most vital imaginative creations turn out to be the oppressors.

In these scenes, the director, Daniel Jáquez, achieves the lewd, grotesque wit and violence of a George Grosz painting.

The New York Times re: Lobster Face

…there’s beauty and humor to the work, too, and its saga of hoped-for redemption and forgiveness plays out in an intimate way almost right on top of audience members, who sit in three rows of chairs ringing the action.

“… a Marine (based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar) who was at the Wednesday performance with his wife and daughter. It was, he said, the first play he’d ever attended.”

He said: “I really expected to just come here, make my wife happy, and leave midplay… [I appreciated] how raw everything was, How they get so much into character. I liked how they transition from each character to each character, I thought that was cool.”  “Like’ is an understatement. I loved it.”

San Diego Union Tribune re: The Winter’s Tale

Full of feeling, music, magic, and wonder, the play is about the power of second chances in life, and I know that in Daniel Jáquez’s inventive and energetic production it will touch audiences deeply, even as it fills them with laughter and joy.

Artistic Director Barry Edelstein re: The Winter’s Tale

The estimable Daniel Jáquez directs and delivers the play’s magic.

Patch Arts & Entertainment, Lemon Grove, CA, re: The Winter’s Tale

A very distinctive production is now on stage at New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep). The world premiere of Marisela Trevino Orta’s Wolf at the Door, exquisitely directed by Daniel Jaquez.

BroadwayWorld review re: Wolf at the Door

In a taut ninety minutes, directed confidently by Daniel Jaquez, “Wolf at the Door” creates a tense environment of real danger.

NJ.com Entertainment re: Wolf at the Door

Under the firm direction of Daniel Jáquez, the actors lead us gently but inexorably deeper into the story with balances of power shifting and flowing organically.

OUT in Jersey re: Wolf at the Door

Daniel is a respectful and open collaborator. He was extremely flexible and diligent in the LIVING HISTORY process, where much is created in rehearsal…”

Robin Lynn Smith, Freehold Studio Founder and Artistic Director re: Intiman Theatre’s Living History

His TWELFTH NIGHT production was wonderfully clear and easy to understand. Important both because he was working with young actors and the production toured a housing project and a juvenile detention center. His integration of music in the production was terrific.”

Robin Lynn Smith, Freehold Studio Founder and Artistic Director, re: Twelfth Night

Artists Rep’s production, directed by Daniel Jáquez rises and falls like the gentle insistence of lapping waves…It’s a clear, clean production and constantly engaging for the power of its story-telling.

The Oregonian, re: Artists Rep production of Two Sisters and a Piano