by george brant. new york city premiere. premiered: page 73, walkerspace, nyc. jan 2014. premiered: cleveland play house, oh. may 2014. directed by ken rus schmoll. sets and costumes: arnulfo maldonado. lights: garin marschall. sound: jane shaw. photography: arnulfo maldonado, rob strong.
"She barely budges from her spot, standing on a narrow platform with a single chair that is used only at the play's end. And yet she makes the stage feel full of action. With impeccable cadence and discreet gestures, Cabell relates The Pilot's story naturally, from her cocky and confident first scene to her ominously muted last." -- on GROUNDED, Theatermania. "The director, Ken Rus Schmoll, ensures that Cabell's performance maintain a laser-like focus for the 70-minute running time...the set, by Arnulfo Maldonado (who also did the single costume), features an interesting ground plan, with The Pilot placed on a narrow strip of stage backed by a thin, horizontal, curving cyc in the distance." -- on GROUNDED, Lighting and Sound America.
"Ken Rus Schmoll’s direction and Arnulfo Maldonado’s set permit no distractions from [Hannah Cabell's] white-knuckle slip off the edge of her chair and into the crosshairs of the war on terror." -- on GROUNDED, Village Voice.