The Talls, Second Stage

Christa Scott-Reed steals the show as the unhappy mother of a bright, slightly nerdy 17 year old…Scott-Reed is the show’s biggest asset as an achingly sad mother…quietly emotional.

– The New York Post

The Talls, Second Stage

The Talls, Second Stage

Both [the costs of social conformity and the process of sexual awakening] are embodied in the show’s most arresting performance, Christa Scott-Reed’s turn as Anne…Scott-Reed makes Anne an appropriately maternal taskmaster in her opening scenes, then proceeds to unravel with skill and subtlety.

– Backstage

The Talls, Second Stage

The Talls, Second Stage

In one of the last scenes, Isabelle finally has a heart-to-heart with the tightly wound Anne –  brilliantly embodied by Scott-Reed – and these few minutes are more compelling than any before or after.

– Theatremania

CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce, FPA at the Pearl Theatre & National Tour

CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce, FPA at the Pearl Theatre & National Tour

The three fine actors, jumping from character to character with the ease of acrobats, do full justice to Lewis’ text.  Scott-Reed is devastating as the grief-stricken mother, but the ease with which she handles much different characters gives the true measure of her skill….the performances are first-rate.

– D.C. Theatre Scene

 

CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce, FPA at the Pearl Theatre & National Tour

CS Lewis’ The Great Divorce, FPA at the Pearl Theatre & National Tour

The format gives the talented actors lots to do, and each of them rises superbly to the challenge.  Scott-Reed gives a particularly insightful, unnerving rendition of a ruthless social climber who drove her husband to a nervous breakdown, and whose idea of heaven is having him back under her thumb.

– D.C. Metro Theatre Arts

On Golden Pond, Buck’s County Playhouse

On Golden Pond, Buck’s County Playhouse

On Golden Pond features the finest performances I’ve seen on stage this season… Keir Dullea’s exceptional performance…depicts a throwback, yes, but also an emblem – if not an icon – of a past generation. As his long-suffering wife and daughter, Mia Dillon and Christa Scott-Reed contribute performances of equal magnitude. Dillon glows with adoration and matronly care, and Scott-Reed tempers the backlash from her hurt with slivers of vulnerability.

– Philadelphia Inquirer