"...the professional theater ought to pay attention to this writer and her work."   
Lloyd Richards -- Tony Award-winning director and Emmy nominee for directing the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, The Piano Lesson.

".....she worked 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."......

....done everything...assistant to directors, script assistant, script coordinator...performed every single Greek tragedy in a lot of Off-Off-Broadway shows...

....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 that!"   
North East 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 absorbing production." 
Laura Hitchcock
, A Curtain Up LA Review, July 25, 2000.

"Heartland is beautifully written and exceptionally composed."
Jen Ellerson,THE CAELLIAN, March 9, 1995.

"Rittenhouse spins a heartfelt tale of unlikely lovers.  A complex and very human story."
Angel On My Shoulder -- L.A. Weekly July 7, 2000

"...Just be ready for a really good ending."

The 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."  
Director Debbie 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.