“Great serendipitous pleasure! Very, very funny! This is farce, and
Owen Thompson resourcefully stages it as such.”
-The New York Post (Clive Barnes) - The London Cuckolds
"Enthralling! Red -directed with masterly brushstrokes by Schoolhouse Theater Artistic Director Owen Thompson- is thrilling, mind-
expanding theater that plumbs the human condition
with vibrant dramaturgy, acting, and stagecraft!"
-BroadwayWorld (Bruce Apar) - Red
“For sheer exuberant ribaldry, it would be hard to find something to top the Protean Theatre Company’s production of The London Cuckolds. Strikingly modern and
wildly funny, the cast of thirteen, under Owen Thompson’s direction,
brings enormous energy and infectious joy to this subversive tale.”
-The New York Times (D.J.R. Bruckner) – The London Cuckolds
"Triumphant! Great Theater! Hats off to Owen Thompson for
lighting up the Schoolhouse Theater once again!"
-Christopher Rothko -Red
Red won Nine 2023 Rockland/Westchester BroadwayWorld
Awards including Best Director and Best Play
The Tempest was nominated for the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Revival of a Play
"A storm of a show, like none you've ever seen! This Tempest is a totally
immersive experience and a thrilling one at that! Director Owen Thompson has pulled out all the stops in an effort to
provide a memorable experience and he succeeds in
spades! Action is everywhere and one is filled with
wonder from start to finish!"
-Queens Chronicle (Mark Lord) -The Tempest
"This show is farce in the extreme: humor tumbles like an avalanche
and expert director Owen Thompson points the cast in the
right direction to keep all the snowflakes falling!"
-WeAreGreenBay.com (Warren Gerds) -The Nerd
“Skillful direction by Owen Thompson and first-rate comic acting make George Bernard Shaw's Fictitious History an intelligent and witty
evening of theatre.”
-TimeOut New York (Matt Stewart) - Fictitious History
"Hilarious! Riotous good fun! A high-energy piece of great silliness, ably carried off! One of the funniest things I've seen in years!"
-CurtainUp (Dolores Whiskeyman) -The Doctor in Spite of Himself
“The Doctor in Spite of Himself has a wise friend in director-adapter
Owen Thompson. This production is laugh-aloud funny and
more. It’s a clever postmodern burlesque. If Molière’s
ghost is standing in the back of this theatre, he’s
-BackStage (Glenda Frank) - The Doctor in Spite of Himself
“This colorful and splendid rendition will leave you laughing all night
long! A wonderful way to spend an evening.”
-The Theatre Mirror (Tony Annicone) – The Mikado
The Mikado won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for
Outstanding Director of a Musical
“Extraordinary drama…starkly directed by Owen Thompson.”
-New York Newsday (Steve Parks) - How I Learned to Drive
"When it is done properly, Charles Ludlam's takeoff on Victorian melodrama
is an absolute gas. Happily, the Seven Angels production offers deft
direction by Owen Thompson and top-drawer performances.
Bolstered by first class sets, sounds, lighting, and costumes,
this version (and I've seen a few) is about as good as it gets!"
-The Newtown Bee (Julie Stern) -The Mystery of Irma Vep
"Timeless! First-rate! A memorable attraction, as relevant today as 400 years ago, exemplified by the intergenerational and multi- ethnic
cast under the tight direction of Owen Thompson!"
-Queens Chronicle (Mark Lord) -Measure for Measure
"A rich and satisfying surprise for theatre-goers! Owen Thompson and
his company are to be commended for mounting a rare GBS gem!"
-The Irish Echo (Joe Hurley) -Great Catherine
"An excellent, elegant revival! Positive and life-affirming: see it!"
-Hi! Drama (Mark Savitt) -Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
“For my taste, Owen Thompson has done more than expected. He’s
taken a summer stock standard of days gone by and made it fresh
without propping it up with cosmetics and nostalgia. Van Druten
deserves such care and clarity, and he magically receives it here.”
-The New Haven Advocate (Christopher Arnott) – Bell, Book, and Candle
"Inventive and Enchanting! See it if you're delighted by a troupe of traveling players capable of upstaging the high-profile parkland productions of Shakespeare by the Public Theatre!"
-Show-Score -All's Well That Ends Well
"Lunt and Fontanne: the Celestials of Broadway is a charmer!
A love letter to the stage for lucky San Antonio audiences!"
-mysanantonio.com (Deborah Martin) -Lunt and Fontanne
"Director Owen Thompson allows both Chekhov and Simon to make themselves felt: a night of high-caliber comedy, well worth your time!"
-The New Haven Advocate (Christopher Arnott) - The Good Doctor
“Owen Thompson has worked magic in directing his large and
lively cast through a maze of frantic comings and goings!"
-The Meriden Record Journal (Michelle Dickey) - A Flea in Her Ear
'"Fabulous! Endearing! The direction by Owen Thompson
was tight and solid!"
-The Ridglea Report (Tom Nissley) - Lettice and Lovage
"Elegant, well-paced direction by Schoolhouse Artistic Director Owen Thompson! Brainy and Confident!"
-BroadwayWorld (Bruce Apar) -3-Way Stop