Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

by John Patrick Shanley

Yolo! Productions at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
October - November 2014

Photos by Shira Friedman

"Micalizzi and Otero are electric as the duo who transition from strangers to the only two people in the world who know each other best. Director Michelle Tattenbaum elicits such raw performances from her cast, you’d think you were actually a fly on the wall in some dive bar."
Stagebuddy.com, October 14, 2014

"Michael Micalizzi and Nairoby Otero (as Danny and Roberta) are capable actors who elicited sympathy and understanding for often unsympathetic characters. Michelle Tattenbaum’s direction made effective, unobtrusive use of silence and timing."
TheatreProfile.com, November 12, 2014

"This short play is now being simply and splendidly revived by YOLO! Productions at the Nuyorican Poets Café...Director Michelle Tattenbaum has perfectly staged all of the action, and her collaboration with the actors is inspiringly apparent from their deeply rich performances."
Theaterscene.net, October 25, 2014


by Itamar Moses

Naked Angels
April 2007

"...the pain of the deteriorating relationship at the center of Itamar Moses's funny, touching Szinhaz, which begins as sketch comedy...and arrives at an unsettling place...a reminder that the rending of intimate life is still among the most terrifying kinds of disintegration."
The New York Times, April 18, 2007

"The best...[is] Itamar Moses' deeply silly Szinhaz...Michelle Tattenbaum directs the pregnant silences beautifully."
Backstage, April 18, 2007


by Itamar Moses

The Flea Theater
November - December 2009

"Itamar Moses' "Fucked" wisely tightens the focus to two…Actors Jessica Pohly and Dorien Makhloghi give this short, insightful scene plenty of passion and subtext."
Backstage, December 10, 2009

"The best of the bunch are Eno's "Unum"…and Moses' "F---ed," about how relationships are affected as much by money issues as by love."
New York Post, December 16, 2009

"Itamar Moses' "Fucked"…proves to be the evening's most successful and entertaining …Under Michelle Tattenbaum's direction, both performers adeptly delineate the emotional levels of the scene."
Theatremania.com, December 11, 2009

"clever little naturalistic drama"
Variety, December 10, 2009

Sunday on the Rocks

By Theresa Rebeck

Yolo! Productions
June 2011

Photos by Charlie Rubin

"Much credit should be given to the director, Michelle Tattenbaum, who seamlessly stages and draws complex, honest relationships between the four women."
The Examiner, June 20, 2011

"...goes down as smoothly as a single malt scotch. And hits just as hard...under Michelle Tattenbaum’s skillful directing."
Women Around Town, June 21, 2011

Untitled Short Play

By Itamar Moses

Naked Angels
April - March 2006

"...an incredibly clever piece of meta-theatre... it manages...pathos, honesty and the kind of nimble wordplay that holds your attention."
The New York Times, March 1, 2006

'Til Sunday

by Nairoby Otero

Loeber Entertainment at the Abingdon Theater Arts Complex
February - March 2008

Photos by Deirdre Schoo

"Otero delivers convincing performances in her portrayal of three characters: the young girl, her mother, and a man named Pepe from the local neighborhood who plays dominos religiously and can’t stop talking about Cuban and American politics."
New York Daily News, February 27, 2008

"…a charming…sepia-toned look back…the portrait is created with immense tenderness…this woman's early moments in the country…are truly compelling, as are this woman's weekly, and increasingly frustrated, phone calls home to her husband…"
Theatermania.com, February 26, 2008


By John Lyly, Adapted by Michelle Tattenbaum

Here Arts Center, American Livingroom 2004

Photos by Bill Wrigley

Guyler Beguiled

by Hugh Murtaugh

The Maverick Theatre
September - October 2002

"Guyler Beguiled takes [an] off-the-wall situation in a sophisticated direction, with a darkly humorous edge...beautiful, witty...humor and insight...well-performed."
Backstage, September 27, 2002

Laughing All the Way From the Sperm Bank

by Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

The New York International Fringe Festival
August 2004

"...funny show well worth watching...Tattenbaum-Fine does have excellent comic timing and even some of the sillier or punnier jokes in the show are sold by her excellent delivery, but more to the credit of her crisp, clear writing...a new comic voice."
www.nytheatre.com, August 2004