"This Wide Night" Reviews & Photos, Speck of Light, Winter 2016
"From the second she arrives at Marie’s flat, it’s clear that Lorraine has no idea how to function in free society — and Ms. Dirksen perfectly captures her barely concealed terror......the performance allows us to see how desperate she is to recreate that scenario in Marie’s Lilliputian flat. Later there is the revelation that Lorraine is a mother, hoping to reconnect with her son. When this connection does not go as planned, the play reaches its climax. Ms. Dirksen wrests every drop of emotion from the scene, though without a hint of mawkishness or sentimentality."