Lisa Fairchild
THE CRITICS RAVE
RASHEEDA SPEAKING
THE CRITICS RAVE
THE CRITICS RAVE
RASHEEDA SPEAKING Lisa Fairchild and M. Denise Lee…are more than capable of carrying this show…The character arc of Ileen VanMeter demonstrates Fairchild’s extraordinary acting ability as she gains the audience’s trust and sympathy early but ends up being the voice of the fear and paranoia.  Both performances are remarkable and should not be missed.                                                                                                                                                                                     -Jeremy William Osbourne, The Column Fairchild and Lee do a masterful job…                                                                                   -Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News   …powerful production…Fairchild turns in excellent performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Punch Shaw, Fort Worth Star Telegram   …nerve-jangling production…Fairchild ratchets up tone and intensity at startling moments seeming to match the sudden leaps of Ileen’s fear and anger.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -Jan Farrington, Theater Jones DEER The primary strength of the play is Mark’s dialog, which is crisp and real throughout…aided enormously by the excellent work of Davies and Fairchild, veteran performers who are always a rich joy to watch. -Punch Shaw, Fort Worth Star Telegram Stage West’s Deer is a brilliant bizarre ride…Lisa Fairchild…et al deserve considerable recognition for navigating this harrowing, tumultuous descent. -Christopher Soden, sharpcritic.com   THE TAMING (FW Weekly 2015 Female Performance of the Year) Her frustrations…gave Fairchild lots of opportunity to explore her emotional range, as well as some physical comedy.  She took on the personality of James Madison…flip-flop in character motivation and Fairchild made this shift very smoothly… -Charlie Bowles, The Column PERSUASION Fairchild has a great sense of humor.  She knew when to milk her lines for laughts and when to take a more serious tone.  -Nicole Mulupi, The Column Online  DEAR LIAR Lisa Fairchild as Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the elegant leading lady she portrays with spunk and a bit of coquettish glee…She seems to be constantly in motion and is evidently comfortable with her stage, whether she is standing, sitting, stooping or lying on it…The heart-wrenching melancholy with which Fairchild expresses anguish over her son is also arresting. -Rachel Elizabeth Khoriander, The Column Lisa Fairchild brings knowing intelligence and confidence to a woman well aware of her power over Shaw at the start.  Gliding to and from her writing desk in an elegant period dress…body language evolves with their relationship. -Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News  PRECIOUS LITTLE (DALLAS OBSERVER’S TOP TEN SHOWS OF 2015) “Fairchild slips seamlessly in and out of various personae, using vocal shifts and subtle silhouette changes…all done with split-second timing.”                                                  -Elaine Liner, Dallas Observer “…drawn to the emotional depths of passionate, quiet characters Lisa Fairchild portrays…”   -Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News “…performance keeps you sorting through the emotionally charged, interwoven themes as you leave the theater.”  -Martha Heimberg, Theater Jones MY NAME IS ASHER LEV “…Fairchild…riveting as Asher Lev’s mother but also she’s in multiple other roles that offer a backdrop to this tale.”  -Ben Tinsley, Texas Jewish Post The acting sparkles…Fairchild exudes the crushing fatalism of her mother character.”  -Punch Shaw, Fort Worth Star Telegram “Lisa Fairchild had the ability to play each female part differently in small ways that made them interesting and unique.  As mother, Revkeh (sic)…shifted into Anna Schaeffer, the sophisticated New York gallery owner…Later, Fairchild became a model…softer, more sexy and yet very confident of her body….It was amazing how Fairchild made these costume changes and slipped so comfortably into each new personality.”  -Charlie Bowles, John Garcia’s THE COLUMN “Fairchild’s evocative portrayal as Asher’s mother makes the anguish of a woman…palpable. Seamlessly, she becomes Asher’s impatient art dealer and a worldly model.” -Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News STELLA AND LOU “Fairchild is a charming, courageous Stella, her lovely face at once reflecting her experienced nurse confidence and womanly vulnerability.  In small gestures and sudden rushes of urgent speech, she makes her case for Lou’s heart and wins the audience with her sturdy optimism.” -Martha Heimberg, Theater Jones “…nuanced performance from Fairchild…best work…”  -Mark Lowry, Star Telegram “Stella is a complex character and Fairchild grasped that nicely. Facial expressions from Fairchild varied from sweet demur smiles to wide-eyed gasps as Stella gauges if the risk they are taking is worth it…Fairchild was excellent in this role and had me crying with Stella at the end.”  -Angela Newby, John Garcia’s The Column NOISES OFF “Lisa Fairchild, as Dotty Otley,…is the hinges on which the doors hang—that is in the middle of the action.  Her backstage and onstage roles seem exhausting, and Fairchild is believable on both counts.” -Shari Goldstein Stern, Katy Trail/White Rock Weekly Aging star Dotty Otley (Lisa Fairchild who has a way with daftness)…” -Manuel Mendoza, Dallas Morning News GOD OF CARNAGE (Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Top 10 Shows of 2013, Theater Jones Best Ensemble 2013,  2014 Column Awards Finalist for Best Production of a Play ) And Fairchild…creates her own fragile manic intensity. When she reverts to temper tantrums, she creates some of the most humorous moments of the show…absolute gold.” -Kris Noteboom, Theater Jones “Fairchild’s character has the most range in the cast and she handles every twist adroitly.” -Punch Shaw, Star Telegram BECKY’S NEW CAR “Fairchild played Becky openly with nothing hidden or reserved…Her interaction with the audience was graciously light and easy, showing great improvisation skills…”   (This critic’s choice for best actress of the year 2011) -Mary Clark, John Garcia’s THE COLUMN “Fairchild wins over the audience…” -Mark Lowry, Theater Jones “It’s a testament to the charms of pixie, Sandy Duncan-esque Lisa Fairchild.” -Lance Lusk, D Magazine THE TRAVELING LADY “Sitter Mavis (a wonderfully expressive Lisa Fairchild)…is terrific.” -Lance Lusk, D Magazine HUMBLE BOY “Lisa Fairchild’s turn as Mercy was a positive riot, including her special Grace, which stopped the show in the Second Act.” -Joseph Melnicoff, BroadwayWorld.com