The Nora Theatre Company production of Saving Kitty  at Central Square Theater is so beautifully directed, acted, and presented that you could mistake the play for Noël Coward.

-Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe

Marisa's writing reminds me of Gurney on steroids.

-Gordon Clapp (Greg Medavoy, NYPD Blue) 


Press about World Premiere of VENUS RISING at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, January 30 - February 17

Theater Review: Northern Stage’s ‘Venus Rising’ Powerful, Challenging…and Funny

Theater Review: Elderly mother scandalizes daughter in ‘Venus Rising'

When Julie, married mother of three, unexpectedly leaves her husband and moves in with her mother Cora, she’s shocked at what she finds in her childhood home. Insults, galoshes, and English muffins fly as the women fight for control of Cora’s life and Julie comes to grips with her own mid-life crisis. Venus Rising is a hilarious and deeply perceptive story of aging gracefully – or sometimes not so gracefully – and how we try to care for one another in the face of life’s challenges. Smith brings to bear her signature brand of humor and acuteness of language to leave us laughing and crying all at once. Directed by Jess Chayes. CLICK HERE for more information.


Marisa Smith is an award-winning American playwright. Read her full biography HERE.