Reviews / Acting

NORTH FORK a comedy by Mark Dunn​

“Dana Benningfield as Pidge… is the other winner. Ms. Benningfield’s intelligence and delicacy are affecting and real.”  New York Times

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SONG OF GRENDELYN by Russell Davis​

“DANA BENNINGFIELD is an actress of such skill and charm… she seduces her audience.  Ms. Benningfield creates a strong sense of intimacy almost before a word is spoken.”  New York Times

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THE REALIZATION OF EMILY LINDER by Richard Strand

“[The play] supplies several hearty laughs… Dana Benningfield as the easily wounded Margaret, also struggles to contain emotions, hers being anxiety and concern. Her reading of the eulogy’s second draft and its tearful aftermath are the play’s most heartfelt sections and are perfectly delivered.”   New York Times

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​WINTERIZING THE SUMMER HOUSE by Gino DiIorio

“Benningfield is a sublime actor. She does more while listening than most do speaking, and more with a glance than most with a flourish.” Two River Times

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ANGELS AND MINISTERS OF GRACE by Elaine Smith

“Ms. Benningfield delivers a taut, on the verge of snapping performance culminating in a powerful final scene.”  Stage Buddy

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​​PICTURE OURSELVES IN LATVIA by Ross Howard​

​​​”Anna grows from a shy young woman who is nearly unable to speak into a compassionate woman capable of expressing herself.  It is not a simple transformation, but Dana Benningfield accomplishes it beautifully.”   WomanAboutTown.com

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QUESTA by Victor Bumbalo

The cast is terrific…  Maestas and Benningfield are spectacular, and their scenes together are especially powerful.”  Broadway World.com

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THE BEAUTIFUL DARK by Erik Gernand​

“In a tough and complexly defined role, Benningfield gives a stunning performance.” CurtainUp

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IN SEARCH OF RED RIVER DOG by Sandra Perlman​

“”The sense of loss is made more acute because Dana Benningfield and Jeff Farkash have a wonderful chemistry.  Benningfield gets to be even more commendable in the way she displays great devotion to her father. ”  Star-Ledger

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LEMONADE by Mike Folie

“Ben Masur as Jim and Dana Benningfield as Jane are especially appealing and generate a surprising amount of chemistry.  Benningfield is an ideal Jane… ”  Talkin’ Broadway.com

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