SONG OF A CONVALESCENT AYN RAND GIVING THANKS TO THE GODHEAD
“Crowley’s writing is smart and often gorgeous, his performance (as always) masterfully precise and affecting…The disparate elements of the piece create a dance that’s fascinating to experience, engage with, and contemplate; like some of the best art they don’t try to coalesce into a statement about this or that, but rather set the auditor’s mind ablaze with new ideas and connections.”
– Martin Denton, nytheatre.com (Full review.)
“What would it take to lure Paul Ryan to Off-Broadway? Perhaps Michael Yates Crowley and Michael Rau’s [show].”
– The New York Times
If you only see one free, 85-minute theatrical meditation on migraines and objectivism this year, by all means make it the Song Of A Convalescent Ayn Rand Giving Thanks To The Godhead (In The Lydian Mode)…the piece offers a bit for everyone: financial puppets, an intellectual drag queen (her covers are divine), animal loving nurses, many, many migraines, Beethoven bashing and, of course, Ayn Rand.”
– Gothamist Daily – Featured Recommendation
“An example of that sublime and uncommon marriage of good acting with good material. Written and performed by the excellent Michael Yates Crowley, ‘Righteous Money’ is an ascerbic social commentary and dark comedy…Having toured several cities around the globe, Crowley and director Michael Rau bring it to New York with polish and style. It is funny, engaging, and right on the money.”
– Sloan Rollins, EDGE Magazine
Go see this…a seductive and poetic tour de force.
– New York Theater Review (Full review.)
Full of wit and with a fantastic undercurrent of dark humour, Righteous Money has important things to say.
– The Scotsman | ★★★★ (Full review.)
An unashamedly bitter, sharp and biting satirical attack on the American dream…Crowley pulls no punches.
– Fringe Review | ★★★★ (Full review.)
A nasty piece of work…[the] unique blend of misogyny and self-delusion is delicious to watch.
– What’s On Stage | ★★★★ (Full review.)
Confident and sexy…a blackly humorous snapshot. Crowley, who also wrote the one-man play, delivers a compelling performance.
– METRO | ★★★★
EVANSTON: A RARE COMEDY
Prepare to be rocked…A hilarious, (at times unnervingly on-point) portrait of yearning Evanston citizens whose oblivion proves to be their most dangerous threat. This play definitely deserves an audience.
– Elizabeth O’Neill, The Huffington Post (Full review.)
Not to be missed.
– Joshua Conkel, NYTheatre.com (Full review.)
THE TED HAGGARD MONOLOGUES
Crowley is a witty writer and a precise, committed and sexy performer.
– The New York Blade
A terrific showcase for its author/performer, Michael Yates Crowley, who proves himself to be a deft and charismatic actor and clever and articulate playwright…the monologues are alternately funny, touching, and provocative.
– Martin Denton, nytheatre.com
A very promising debut from a very gifted group of young artists.
– Andy Horowitz, Culturebot