REVIEWS

BEHIND THE SHEET

New York Times (Critic's Pick)

Fan Zhang (sound) — matches the eloquent understatement of Ms. Simpson’s script. The production is punctuated by haunting silhouettes of women reaching out in pain and a sequence that presents them as anatomical specimens, gathered to be observed and analyzed. 

 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/theater/behind-the-sheet-review.html

Front Row Center

Fan Zhang, immerse the theater in sound, one moment flickering like gaslight, another booming like the fires of hell.

https://thefrontrowcenter.com/2019/01/behind-the-sheet/

 

Samuel L. Leiter

Fan Zhang creates a brilliant soundscape of heavily amplified percussion and thrumming effects.These sounds mark key transitions to interrupt the generally naturalistic proceedings with rhythmic, stylized movements

https://slleiter.blogspot.com/2019/01/153-2018-2019-review-behind-sheet-seen.html

 

Timeout

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/behind-the-sheet

 

Theatre Mania

https://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/reviews/behind-the-sheet-review_87543.html

 

New York Stage Review

http://nystagereview.com/2019/01/17/behind-the-sheet-charly-evon-simpson-smart-on-womens-problems/

A KID LIKE RISHI

New York Times (Critic's Pick)

The smart sound design is by Fan Zhang, who also composed the production’s tension-filled underscore.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/02/theater/a-kid-like-rishi-review.html

Theatre Pizzazz

Fan Zhang (Sound Designer/Composer)  enact the Maas’ vision of the spare, unadorned, documentary style.

https://www.theaterpizzazz.com/a-kid-like-rishi/

Talkin Broadway

https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/ob/06_01_22.html

Theater Scene

http://www.theaterscene.net/plays/offbway-plays/a-kid-like-rishi/joel-benjamin/

New York Theater Guide

 https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/reviews/at-the-wedding-off-broadway-review

Theater Mania

Fan Zhang's sound simulate an evening in which large segments are lost in a haze of blackout inebriation

https://www.theatermania.com/shows/new-york-city-theater/a-kid-like-rishi_385257

AT THE WEDDING

MOLLY SWEENEY

THE TRAIL OF CATONSVILLE NINE

PARIS

New York Times (Critic's Pick)

The eclectic playlist (sound by Fan Zhang) is exactly the kind you’d want to dance to 

 https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/21/theater/at-the-wedding-review.html

Talkin Broadway

 https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/ob/03_21_22.html

New York Stage Review

https://nystagereview.com/2022/03/21/at-the-wedding-of-canapes-and-cannibals/

New York Theater Guide

 https://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/reviews/at-the-wedding-off-broadway-review

Theater Mania

Fan Zhang's sound simulate an evening in which large segments are lost in a haze of blackout inebriation

https://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/reviews/review-at-the-wedding-bryna-turner-lct3_93524.html

TIME OUT

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/at-the-wedding

The Wall Street Journal

https://www.wsj.com/articles/molly-sweeney-review-an-eye-opening-experience-11571943463

 

Theatre Mania

‘It's hard to leave Molly Sweeney without wondering how much would be gained by seeing the play again with eyes closed

https://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/reviews/molly-sweeney-keen-company_90060.html

 

Light and Sound America

 Fan Zhang’s sound design in on target.

http://www.lightingandsoundamerica.com/news/story.asp?ID=-MB38LM"

 

DC METRO

 A simple evocative design suggests the locale, natural sounds of the region (sound by Fan Zhang), times of day ,and distinctive personalities and status of the characters, while allowing Friel’s words, in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2019/11/01/keen-company-brings-profound-empathy-and-true-vision-to-molly-sweeney-at-theatre-row/

 

The EPOCH Times

Fan Zhang’s sound design play key roles in helping involve the audience in the tale. https://www.theepochtimes.com/theater-review-molly-sweeney_3129013.html?welcomeuser=1

 

American Theatre

https://www.americantheatre.org/2019/10/15/molly-sweeney-through-new-eyes/

 

Talkin Broadway

 https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/ob/10_23_19a.html

 

New York stage review

 http://nystagereview.com/2019/10/23/molly-sweeney-brian-friels-drama-about-sight-has-vision/

New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/theater/the-trial-of-the-catonsville-nine-the-courtroom.html

 

TIMEOUT

 https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/the-trial-of-the-catonsville-nine

 

Theatre Mania

Sound designer Fan Zhang gives us a couple of minutes to contemplate that question. After a particularly dramatic confrontation between the prosecutor and defendant George Mische, Huynh places a record …..The moment comes as blessed relief.

https://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/reviews/the-trial-of-the-catonsville-nine-america-priests_87737.html

 

Theater is Easy

Thanks to riveting sound design by Fan Zhang, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine is much more than a nostalgic look back

http://www.theasy.com/Reviews/2019/T/thetrialofthecatonsvillenine.php

GEEKS 

Fan Zhang uses the sound design to bring us back to the war. The helicopters overhead, the music is somewhere between Apocalypse Now and Platoon. Both set the mood for this play that is very deep and dark.

https://vocal.media/geeks/the-trial-of-the-catonsville-nine

VULTURE

Fan Zhang’s sound, has this cinematic precision

 https://www.vulture.com/2020/01/scary-stuff-paris-and-the-woman-in-black.html

 

New York Stage Review

http://nystagereview.com/2020/01/21/paris-black-invisibility-in-a-white-world/https://www.vulture.com/2020/01/scary-stuff-paris-and-the-woman-in-black.html

 

New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/theater/paris-play-review.html

 

THEATRE IS EASY

Other design elements are just as delightfully jarring: lighting designer Oona Curley snaps lights on and off, contrasting with the low-level melancholy of Fan Zhang’s Christmas song-tinged sound designhttp://www.theasy.com/Reviews/2020/P/paris.php

 

TIMEOUT

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/paris-1

 

THEATRE PIZZAZZ

 http://www.theaterpizzazz.com/paris/

 

THEATRE MANIA

https://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/reviews/paris-eboni-booth-atlantic-theater_90468.html