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What People Are Saying About Break A Leg.....

by David C. Cassidy
World Premiere at the 2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival, directed by Gerald vanHeerden
"My thanks to everyone at Break A Leg for all of the hard work. It really paid off. An outstanding show. Everyone I talked to loved it. I'm so glad for Break A Leg."  - David & Janet Cassidy
"Congrats to all! Great night had...  You pulled off an ambitious and engaging piece of theatre. Story and acting were both quite gripping... Will Spread the word!" -- Thomas Campbell Jackson
"I was very impressed by the quality of the Farm Hall performance.  The acting was first rate, as was the play itself." - Ben Bederson, Professor Emeritus, NYU

"Dear Teri,
We are delighted to have been supporting your organization during 2013. The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Foundation is so pleased to be able to contribute to the good work that you do. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to part of your vision.

I am available to answer any questions you may have about the Community Foundation of Utah and this transaction.  Our mission is to harness Utah’s entrepreneurial spirit in service to the common good through smart philanthropy. We are proud to include your organization with ours."

Fraser Nelson
Executive Director

Community Foundation of Utah

"As I was riding to the first floor, I remarked to Stew, my friend, that your bio said you broke your leg and couldn't even read for "The Man Who Came to Dinner", so began holding readings in your apartment and engendered Break a Leg Productions.  A very pretty woman in the elevator remarked, "She got lemons and she made lemonade."

Wow.  You are my kind of gal.  How impressive, forward-thinking and original of you.  Congratulations!

This evening's playwright, Daniel Meltzer, is a writer I don't know (my ignorance) and is absolutely delicious.  So glad to become familiar with his work.  Outstanding this evening were Stew and Donna in the last play.

All the best to your and Break a Leg." 
Sharon Talbot
February 19, 2014

"Here's our contribution, with gratitude and appreciation of your very wonderful productions!"

Rose Krieger

November 19, 2013

Many thanks to Teri Black and Break a Leg Productions for including my work in their Benefit Bash.  The staged reading of my one-acts from "Senior Moments" was delightfully pulled off by a marvelous cast of actors.  It was a great pleasure to meet with them all and experience their dedication and enthusiasm for live theater.  Bravo!


Fred Stroppel

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"Keep Up The Good Work"

Roald Hoffman, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Writer

November 27, 2013

"...I've attended all Break A Leg productions the past two years, as they always stimulate & capture many slices of our lives." -Toni Kurasch

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Break A Leg Benefit Bash at Episcopal Actors Guild Hall

Many of the distinguished crowd enjoyed the fine acting of “The Play’s the Thing” for The Break A Leg Benefit on 4-25-12. The three acts was refreshing with crisp dialogue and many of crowd really laugh their hearts out. The vocal performance was catchy. 

The reason for the  success is that Break A Leg Productions does encourage non-traditional casting of actors and actresses. They believe through the use of comedy, satire and social criticism shows what all races, cultures and people have in common.

The gala was held in a cozy setting on Episcopal Actor Gild Hall located on 1 East 29 Street.

The event was nice, where the host “Gridlock Sam Schwartz” added to the festivities.


-Written by Mitchell Acks, One Source Resource (OSR)

(source) http://onesourceresource.tumblr.com/post/21916186770/break-a-leg-benefit-bash-at-episcopal-actors-gild-hall

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Break A Leg Productions brings enthusiasm and commitment to all of their performances.  Our program merges science and the arts, and BAL has consistently brought us provocative readings that enliven science topics.

Adrienne Klein

co-Director, Science & the Arts

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York


I've attended several of your comedy readings & enjoyed each of them immensely.
Congratulations to all;keep up your fine work.

" ... the Break A Leg production company has been a pleasure to work with.  They are very popular; in fact last weekend the audience was filled to capacity.  They always present programs that are interesting and fun and they are thoroughly professional in every apsect of their work. I am happy to have them back again and again " 

Barbara Schwartz - Senior Adult Librarian  "Columbus Branch"


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What students had to say about Break A Leg's "Theatre Talk" class at the 14th Street Y.
"..I learned more about the theatre than I knew before I took the course...This is a great course and I hope you return in the fall...The presenters were knowledgable and articulate. The subject matter was varied and involved many personal antidotes."

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Thank you for a most enjoyable evening at the Council for Senior Women. I so enjoyed the stage reading of "Isn't It Romantic" by Wendy Wasserstein. It was fun and thought-provoking. Years laster women are still pondering about having it all.
Betty Samuels

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"Keep up your terrific work!"


Gunther Marx

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"...I would like to share with you the very real positive impact that your recent play presentation had on our first-year students. As dean with responsibility for the academic and intellectual lives of our students, I found great value in the way that your staged reading of "Copenhagen" enhanced the theme of our 2003 Orientation and certainly inspired our students to think more intellectually. Thank you for helping to make our 2003 First-Year Student Orientation a success and for your part in preparing our students to begin their new academic year ready to engage in debate and to 'question the answers."
Gladstone A. Hutchingson, Ph.D
Lafayette College, Dean of Studies, Professor, Economics and Business

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"Loved [From Bed To Worse] Wonderful, intricate plot...well developed characters. A winner!"

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"...my appreciation for all the efforts that your company made in presenting a rehearsed reading of Oxygen at CUNY...It was a pleasure...I hope that our paths may cross in the future..."
Carl Djerassi co-author of Oxygen

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"Thank you for arranging such a wonderful performance of Overruled at the Library as part of our Adultery! Series. We have had such good comments on the whole series, and we very much appreciate (Break A Leg's) time and effort..."
Harold Augenbraum
Mercantile Library Director

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"They're very good and I enjoyed working with (Break A Leg). Their reputation is excellent. They're moving up to another level now, the production arena, which is marvelous. What sets them apart is their focus on comedy..."
Carol Holland - actress-writer
Manhattan Plaza News

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"In my twenty-three years of teaching, students have never commented at the end of a Shakespearean production that they wanted to see more. Yet, that was the comment students made after seeing Break A Leg's...reading of Taming of the Shrew...they wanted to see more because the actors did such a fine job..."
Barbara Litt
Lincoln High School
Yonkers, New York

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"Thank you for the wonderful staged reading of Eugene Ionesco's 'The Bald Soprano'...The cast all performed beautifully...my appreciation to all those involved for their fine work."
Anne Hofmann
Donnell Library Center Chief Librarian

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"I must say that (Break A Leg) has done it again!!! It was just great having you perform at our Center."
Rosalind Siegel
East Side International Community Center

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"It was wonderful to have (Break A Leg) perform at our Center. What a treat...The manner of your creation and your mode of operation is in its self an enriching learning experience. And to top that with an expert acting group who are in thought provoking pieces, that stimulate as well as bring forth laughter, could any one ask for more?"
Rosalind Siegel
East Side International Community Center