Variety – A couple of sterling perfs make it easy to stay engaged. Dornfeld’s work is equally sophisticated. Even when Beth tries to remain proper, her richly textured voice signals her hidden feeling, and when she finally finds Laura again, her collapse into longing is electric.
The New York Times – She and almost all else in this production, directed by Leigh Silverman, are pretty fabulous.
Connecticut Post – Autumn Dornfeld and Marin Ireland have to do most of the heavy dramatic lifting; both actresses deliver wonderful performances that shift from comedy to drama and back again
Offoffline.com – The performances are remarkable. Three in particular stand out: Autumn Dornfield’s Beth is a frenzied bundle of repressed desire, struggling to maintain dignity as she discovers a new life in Greenwich Village.
Out Magazine – Dornfeld plays convincingly Beth’s own coming to terms of sexuality, as she unwraps the consequences of jumping into marriage with children and responsibilities.
Showbusiness Weekly – The Beebo Brinker Chronicles boasts a highly talented cast of actors, who move beyond the camp factor to show real emotion
NEIL LABUTE FESTIVAL:
Theater Scene – (play 1 ) Ms. Dornfeld is marvelously wacky as the woman (play 2) -the serene Autumn Dornfeld is moving as the sympathetic mother.
Blogcritics – The play does get at an important aspect of our media-saturated age, and Dornfeld and Thomas both deliver strong performances. Dornfeld’s Arial is especially honest and vivid, every feeling and every dimension of her enthusiasm written unbroken on her face and in her body language
The Easy – All three actors maximize the power and humor of Lewis’s script, which shows the elusiveness of truth in an era of misinformation.
Gizmodo – The strong cast does well: Dornfeld’s Sophie, a harried type-A type who is the closest the play has to a heroine, has moments of greatness, including a scene with a whiteboard that is hard to forget. LINK
New York Theater Review – Ms. Dornfeld’s balanced, diplomatic confrontation with Vic on the subject of the scientist’s too-frequent visits feels just right – as does an awkward dance of seduction she attempts on Oh earlier on. LINK
Surreal Times -Uses a light naturalistic touch in its depiction of contemporary relationships, but pulls no genre punches… Dornfeld, Oh, and Vaughan navigate this later material masterfully.” -LINK
UNDER MIDWESTERN STARS:
Kansas City Star – Autumn Dornfeld plays Rachel, our narrator, who is a toddler when the story begins and grows to college age by the play’s conclusion. Much of the show’s humor is derived from her child’s view of adult problems, and Dornfeld’s simple delivery lends Rachel’s deadpan observations the comedic power of Neil Simon one-liners. She also effectively conveys a kid’s sense of wonder at discovering a new country.
Pitch Magazine – The couple’s daughter, Rachel, dominates the show. She’s played with unaffected cheer by Autumn Dornfield, who resists the kind of squeaky horseplay that often makes adult portrayals of children so grating. Instead, she trusts her own wide, dark eyes and Esther Blumenfeld’s evocative script to communicate.
KC Infozine – The three cast members, all making their Rep debuts, gave fine performances. Dornfeld, surprisingly, was believeable even as a three-year-old. At times there was an Anne Frank quality about her, especially as she listened to her father’s stories.
The Wednesday Sun – The three actors etch their characters carefully and their hard work is rewarded with our affection.
TAMING OF THE SHREW:
Backstage – It’s perplexing that Grosso didn’t cast Dornfeld as Kate. She aces conventional Bianca and goes to town as a highly comic Gremio played as a Brooklyn-Italian codger. She has the looks, indomitable spirit, and acting chops for a superb Kate. The fireworks between her and Butler would likely ignite the stage as Shakespeare intended.
nytheatre.com – Autumn Dornfeld is terrific in several roles including Bianca and Gremio.
INTERMISSION by Will Eno:
The Village Voice – Four lovable actors: Brian Murray, Jane Houdyshell, JJ Kandel, and Autumn Dornfeld
nytheatre.com – JJ Kandel and Autumn Dornfeld are winsome as Jack and Jill.
The New York Times – highlight of the second series
Show Business Weekly – All the members of this talented cast are not only pitch perfect but have remarkable comedic timing.
Backstage – Perfect Harmony is sharp as a blade. The performances are magnificently hilarious. They help to make Perfect Harmony as close to perfect as any Fringe show can be.
TheatreMania – When they harmonize — the two groups together or separately — it’s well-nigh perfection.
THE UNDESERVED on IFC FILMS
Variety – An impressive feature debut. Quite compelling engrossing…convincing performances.
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
Northwest News – Autumn Dornfeld gives a delicate and devastating performance.
Talkin’ Broadway –Autumn Dornfeld possesses pathos and growing dignity as Rose of Sharon.
Seattle Weekly – The production does finish with one tight clutch on your heart. It’s a surpassingly poignant scene, enacted by Dornfeld with a look of almost placid awe.
Variety – The play’s ending, with its Pieta image, is profoundly moving.
THE GRADUATE NATIONAL TOUR
Detroit Press – Strong supporting performances are turned in by Dennis Parlato, as Mr. Robinson, and Autumn Dornfeld as Elaine.
THE TIN PAN ALLEY RAG
All in the supporting cast portray multiple characters, with several strong dramatic and vocal performances, notably Autumn Dornfeld.
The 14-member cast, which doubles and triples roles, is first-rate.