Reviews for Carol Cece Anderson - Playwright:

Swan Song of María (A Tragic Fairy Tale) (Black Theatre Workshop, Montreal):

“Beautifully done, melancholy ballad of a play...Carson McCullers and her Ballad of the Sad Café come to mind...The play’s intermingling of arts forms creates an unforgettable ambiance that leaves the audience spellbound...When all elements fuse, it’s a bittersweet joy...A poetic blend of word and image...A gem...Anderson doesn’t preach, she weaves.” 
- Pat Donnelly, The Montreal Gazette

“A new take on Swan Lake spins the fairy tale on its head...Realistic in its depiction of Alzheimer’s...Powerful and heartbreaking.”
- Jessica Mailloux, The Concordian

“Characters prevail in a beautiful tragedy...The play is innovative, fusing language, dance, and music to tell a story.”
- Johanu Botha, The McGill Tribune

“There is much human frailty here...The play achieves a moving portrait of difficult subject matter.”
- Marc Seltzer, Rover Arts

“An ambitious, multidisciplinary work.”
- Neil Boyce, Montreal Mirror

Swan Song of María highlights how far the Black Theatre Workshop has come as a company in the discussion of race.”
- Brett Hooten, The Hour

Beautifully written by Carol Cece Anderson and intricately staged by Mark Cassidy, this play speaks to the human experience in a profound way.
- Adelina Fabiano, Mooney on Theatre

Gritty. Entertaining. Inspired.
- Theatromania

Reviews for Carol Cece Anderson - Actor:

thirsty (National Arts Centre, Ottawa):

“The performances were stellar. Carol Cece Anderson in particular, as Girl, was emotionally charged.”
- The Charlebois Post

“A dream team of onstage talent...Anderson was bloody wonderful as Girl...and I don't think there was a dry eye in the house during her reunion scene with Julia.”
- The Visitorium

“Masterful. Gripping. Compassionate. Riveting cast.”
- Ottawa Citizen

Sistahs (Sugar & Spice, Toronto):

“The all equity cast is uniformly strong with particularly good performances from Nicholls-King as the dying Sandra, and from Anderson, who manages to infuse the daughter’s role with both sunny good humour and dark adolescent angst.”
- H.J. Kirchhoff, The Globe and Mail

Perhaps the best aspect of this emotional and political buffet are the performances, particularly Carol Anderson’s portrayal of Sandra’s daughter Assata. Anderson convincingly captures the twitchy exuberance of a 16-year-old girl caught between cultures and lifestyles.”
- Laura Kosterski, Eye Weekly

Twelfth Night (Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque):

“Both Anderson and Moodie do a great job capturing the highs, lows and confusion that love evokes.”
- Lynn Rees Lambert, Kingston This Week

Irene and Lillian Forever (The Gathering, Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto):

“The two performers are the best part of Irene and Lillian Forever, by Bonnie Farmer. Irene (Tricia Williams) is a fish cleaner in small town Nova Scotia; Lillian (Carol Anderson), her neighbour and sometime friend, is an out-of-work single mother consumed by envy and anger.”
- H.J. Kirchhoff, The Globe and Mail

Black Friday (Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa):

“A gutsy performance was given by Carol Anderson who plays Spike, Terry’s blunt, motorcycle riding, lesbian lover. Anderson’s strong presence often steals the scene from her co-stars.”
- Claudine Parker, The Fulcrum

The Sunshine Boys (Stage West, Mississauga):

Anderson as Willie’s nurse has a natural ability to handle his barbs.”
- Angela Blackburn

A Raisin in the Sun (Hadley Players, Harlem, New York):

“Anderson’s Beneatha Younger is a pretty, lively, and worthy addition to the legacy begun by the late Diana Sands in the role. With her big, wide-set eyes and expressive mouth, Ms. Anderson is visually striking and equally vividly talented.”
- Henry Ladson III, The Black American