Feature on the Theatre Communications Group blog – Radical Joy: The Essence of Engagement by Marya Sea Kaminski – TCG, 2016.
…Of course I said yes, we must. Yes. I want that. Selfishly, I want that to be the next lesson theatre teaches me – how to truly bring people together, not just savvy season subscribers and passionate artists, but all the people I’ve come to know and cherish in this city… This work has led me through an odyssey of meetings at coffee shops, city offices, and nonprofit multipurpose rooms brimming with file boxes and kids’ bicycles. I’ve sought out conversations with veterans, immigrants, folks recovering from homelessness and addiction, people working daily with the differently abled, seniors, and small kids, trying to get a strong sense of who inhabits this region and how we might create a meaningful intersection with them. This process has led me into sweet, undiscovered corners of this town and back…”
Shaun Scott Screens his New Movie, with a Twitter Twist – City Arts Magazine, Tony Kay, 2014.
…Marya Sea Kaminski likewise delivers sterling work as Meryl’s therapist (her dialogue-free scene, listening to an NPR-style broadcast while she breaks down emotionally, is the movie’s most powerful moment).”
Genre Bender: A Melting Pot of the Performing Arts – Seattledances.com, Ciara McCormack, 2014.
In the most rollicking success of the night, Kaminski and Mitchell played a delightfully dystopian couple putting on a happy face for their party guests and ever-present camera crew. With make-up and hair crews at the ready, the couple struggled to maintain their perfect image, turning insults into jokes and fondly twinkling their fingers at each other with plastered smiles. Even as their spectacle inevitably devolved into increasingly violent outbursts of pent-up anger and resentment, they recovered themselves with banter dripping with self-aware sarcasm: “Come, let’s be superficial,” Kaminiski quipped after a monologue revealing her discontent. Marvelously, they highlighted exactly what makes such a life seem both sinister and glamorously amusing.”
Preview: City Art’s Genre Bender – The Stranger, Brendan Kiley, 2014.
Other Desert Cities’: A Family’s Personal, and Political, Pain -The Seattle Times, Misha Berson, 2013
Ordinary Madness: Podcast Interview between Steve Barker and MSK about Riddled – Ordinary Madness, 2012
Best of 2012 in Seattle Arts -Seattle Metropolitan Magazine; Laura Dannen, Seth Sommerfeld and Sheila Farr; 2012
Best performance by a Seattle actress – Marya Sea Kaminski in Riddled at Richard Hugo House. It wasn’t a traditional theater, and it was far from a traditional show (whiskey shots and PBR were served, and every audience member handled an unloaded M1 carbine before entering). But as the writer and star of the rock musical—which wove memoir with stories of Bonnie and Clyde—Kaminski was electrifying: a Debbie Harry with a gun fetish and a dark past…”
Please See Riddled Before it Closes -Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Laura Dannen, 2012
In her new rock musical Riddled, Kaminski walks the line between fact and fiction, weaving painful childhood memories with the tale of Bonnie and Clyde. She growls into the mic, swivels her hips, whispers stories about shooting dogs; you can’t take your eyes off her…”
2010 Stranger Theater Genius Marya Sea Kaminski -The Stranger, Brendan Kiley, 2010
Convictions Infuse Local Star Marya Sea Kaminski’s “Road to Mecca” Role -Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, 2009
She possesses an impressive acting range… and the instincts and experience of an all-around theater hand who also writes and directs plays, plus producing cred as a member of Washington Ensemble Theatre. In Seattle Repertory Theatre’s potent 2007 production of the biographical play My Name is Rachel Corrie, Kaminski radiated a perfectly balanced melding of youthful idealism, bravado and vulnerability…”
Portrait of Marya Sea Kaminski – The Seattle Channel, 2008
Genius Shortlist: Theater -The Stranger, Brendan Kiley, 2008
Electric and mercurial, Marya Sea Kaminski galvanizes audiences whether she’s playing an innocent little girl with disturbing fantasies (Mr. Marmalade)… or Hedda-fucking-Gabler (blahblahblahBANG). She’s also one of the smartest directors in the city (Finer Noble Gases, Museum Play) and a heart-wrenching writer.”
2007 Spotlight Award: Marya Sea Kaminski -Seattle Magazine, Jasmine Moir, 2007
…one of the city’s most dynamic performers… Kaminski manages to both stand out and make those around her shine.”