"...the professional theater ought to pay attention to this
writer and her work."
Richards -- Tony Award-winning
director and Emmy nominee for directing the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame
movie, The Piano Lesson.
backstage jobs on Broadway, learning the ropes from such masters as Jimmy
Kirkwood and Howard Ashman, author of "Little Shop of Horrors"
and "The Little Mermaid."......
everything...assistant to directors, script assistant, script
coordinator...performed every single Greek tragedy in a lot of
....You create a family
of people you work with. You have ups and downs, artistic conflicts.
But when you get into a rehearsal, see three-dimensional people making
words on paper become a reality, it's like, "Oh, my God, I wrote
Mississippi Daily Journal...
"You could have heard a pin drop at the taut premiere of "Angel
On My Shoulder" at the Coast Playhouse.... Rittenhouse has an
ear for distinct dialogue and has created strong characters... an
Hitchcock, A Curtain Up LA
Review, July 25, 2000.
is beautifully written and exceptionally composed."
March 9, 1995.
spins a heartfelt tale of unlikely lovers. A complex and very human
Angel On My
Shoulder -- L.A. Weekly July 7,
be ready for a really good ending."
Scenario The Vector, NJIT, October 24, 2000
I like this material. The characters are complex. It's well
written. And Michele is really very easy to work with."
Saivetz in reference to the production of The Oak Table
-- Newark Star Ledger, April 24, 1998.
"Good rewrites make great plays. It's hard work, but extremely
rewarding when they come to life on stage"
Backstage, August 1, 1997 by Dale Ramsey in reference to
Angel On My Shoulder at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene
O'Neill Theatre Center, artistic director, Lloyd Richards.