Eliza Gibson Performs

Writer and Solo Performer

June 16, 2017 - #FringeFemmes Check-Ins

"I was taken by surprise. I did not expect what Eliza brought to the stage....Herself. This is rarely done in an age where big theatre, props and onstage business is the norm." - Constance Strickland

February 27, 2017 - Gay Central Valley Blog

May 11, 2016 - Luna Luna Magazine

March 6, 2015 – Central Valley Buzz with Chuck Leonard

March 1, 2015 – Fresno Beehive Rogue Roundup 

“Eliza Gibson brings a crisp, smooth energy to her well written and extremely well performed And Now, No Flip Flops?! …Gibson’s characters are well articulated and her stage presence is stellar.” – Donald Munro, Fresno Bee

February 13, 2015 – Gay Central Valley Blog 


AUDIENCE REVIEWS for BRAVO 25:

"I was absolutely blown away by this show! This is a MUST SEE! -- a true gem... The dialogue is touching, hilarious, and thought-provoking." - Karl Oswald, Psychology Professor, CSU

"Wonderfully entertaining & thought-provoking. Eliza Gibson is a talent not to be missed. Best one person show I've ever seen. This show is remarkable. Impressive performance. Eliza is fantastic! Smart, funny, provocative and strong. I can’t recommend this enough. " - Todd Valcourt, Hollywood Fringe Festival

"Funny and deep and unique. I was spellbound by Eliza's performance." - Julie, Rogue Festival

"Super show! Loved all Eliza's characters...each character was superbly defined and imaginable. I would see this show again!" - Tommie Martinez, Rogue Festival

"An impressive piece of writing and equally impressive performance. Here, the talented Ms. Gibson, sans props, skillfully portrays multiple, easily distinguishable characters in a therapy session where the therapist is an AI hologram. I especially enjoyed the character Marcia, with her head full of cotton candy and heart of gold. Hilarious. Always interesting, often funny, moving, and very topical, this performance is well worth seeing. Congrats, Ms. Gibson, on creating this very entertaining, original production." - Joh Oakley, Hollywood Fringe Festival

"A dynamic & hilarious performance...." - Jeff, Rogue Festival

"Extremely entertaining and thought-provoking show! Eliza Gibson does a wonderful job embodying several quite distinct characters, shifting seamlessly from character to character, with subtle vocal and physical changes. And she does this without props or costume changes! A solo show well worth seeing." - Steve Budd, Hollywood Fringe Festival

"Bravo 25 is rich with messages and humor about life - which isn't fair, but every day we keep trying. I laughed like crazy!!!!' - Linda, Rogue Festival

"...unique and entertaining. Eliza's performance is very complex and upbeat and has woven within it many life lessons. It's a must see! - Laura, Rogue Festival

"What a truly unique show! Eliza did a great job bringing all of the various characters to life, and with no set or props. Not an easy feat to pull off, but Eliza does so beautifully." - Tonya Jones, Hollywood Fringe Festival

AUDIENCE REVIEWS for And Now, No Flip Flops?!:

"Mark of a good show? Laughter, tears, thunderous applause."

- Catherine Sonquist Forest, SF LGBT Center audience member

“Eliza brings a fresh, spirited look at our most interesting topic: Ourselves! I’ve seen her show twice and it’s a delight! Funny, provocative, poignant, personal.”

– Arje Shaw, Broadway Playwright

“Eliza’s a compelling performer in possession of a sharp wit. She handles a very delicate topic–the dissolution of a marriage–in an honest and, this really is true, entertaining fashion.”

– Bruce Pachtman, Producer, Solo Sundays

"Now that our community finally has the legal right to marry, Eliza's brilliantly performed story about life after lesbian divorce is ironic and timely. Her ability to physically become multiple characters and move between them in unique and unexpected ways is captivating. She shows us with incredible humor and poignancy just how difficult and unbearable grief and heartbreak can be for all of us - queer, questioning, gay and straight - and that somehow, we all do make it to the other side."

- Sherilyn Adams, Executive Director, Larkin Street Youth Services

" Eliza gets to the core of the experience of grief and does it with a fresh, unscripted humor. She takes us through every hilariously failed attempt to cope with a divorce and an upended life until we reach with her a place that is familiar to all of us – trapped. In one moment she yells  'I just want something to change!' And then, astounded, announces 'and then it does.' We are astounded with her. "

- Susan Maxwell, SF Audience member

“As if the tragedy of losing one’s flip flops isn’t compelling (and humorous) enough, Eliza’s performance includes surviving a litany of life’s many other tragedies including divorce, a custody battle over a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and the painful and difficult process of simply moving forward following heartbreak. Eliza deftly manages all of this with no shortage of humor throughout. I was hoping for an encore!”

– Matt Forsman, Rogue Festival audience member

 

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