"It was a deep pleasure, Cynthia.  You're terrific!"

Austin Pendleton ~ Actor, Writer, Director

Cynthia Shaw | New York City

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"Every story Shaw tells rings with authenticity and honesty.  That is a prerequisite for any autobiographical performance, to be sure, but Shaw has a beautiful way of recapturing her own youthful exuberance that keeps the work light yet sincere."

 

Alex Miller

AllAboutSolo.com

Reviews

"Of course, determination is nothing without good obstacles to overcome, and Shaw's story has plenty...the biggest sell...is Shaw's beautiful playing and knack for whimsical storytelling.  If you're looking for an uplifting affirmation of the rewards of hard work, look no further than "Velvet Determination."

 

Matthew Bartholomew 

AllAboutSolo.com

"Shaw as the sole performer earnestly tells her story, full of a quiet energy, interspersing her narrative with snippets of piano playing.  She introduces us to the many people who had a part in inspiring her...and describes her anxieties over being a worthy pianist.  Shaw...clearly knows her way around the keys, and she shows us what a little perseverance can accomplish."

 

Cayleigh Boniger 

Pittsburgh in the Round

"During her journey, Shaw encountered a plethora of obstacles.  Some of those obstacles were frightening.  Some were humorous.  All became the inspiration for 'Velvet Determination.'"

 

Luke Lyons, The Pueblo Chieftain

Articles

DC Theatre Scene

All About Solo Artist Interview

All About Solo "Women Solo Voices"

Broadway World

“When Cynthia Shaw sits down at the piano and casually busts out Bach’s Allegro from Italian Concerto, you know Velvet Determination isn’t your average Fringe show. Her story is compelling…[her] tenacity in moving forward after failure is inspiring…[and her] mastery of classical piano is impressive…The moments in which Shaw is most vulnerable are really impactful.”  

                   

Hilary Sutton, DC Metro Theater Arts

Pittsburgh Current

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pueblo Chieftain

Radio Interview

KCME - Colorado Springs

Keith Simon on Culture Zone - Cynthia Shaw - Millibo Performance
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