The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
“Adams, Berkman, and Hall determined together to invite Steve H. Broadnax III to direct the production.”
“Director Steven H. Broadnax’s production at People’s Light & Theatre Company provides a dingy-looking two-bed room designed by Tony Cisek, but its very realism is what makes it seem abstract.”
“The direction by Steve H. Broadnax III builds power gradually, delicately balancing comedy and drama.”
“Bowman Wright as Dr. King and Patrese D. McClain as Camae, under the no-holds-barred direction of Steve H. Broadnax III, are fully committed to Hall’s inventive take on the subject.”
“Broadnax's production of The Mountaintop is a potent brew of strong storytelling, compelling characters, and historical insight.”
“Steve H. Broadnax III's direction illuminates the parallels between King's era and today's political and racial climate.”
“Broadnax's staging grounds these early ideas and then seamlessly handles the transition from realism to the supernatural, aided by the superb production team at People's Light.”
The First Noel, Classical Theatre of Harlem
“Steve H. Broadnax III (Dominique Morisseau’s Blood at the Root) serves as director and Brian Harlan Brooks (Motown: The Musical) is choreographer.”
“The creative team [brilliantly] mixes musical genres to tell a story of family and hope that deepens our commitment to fostering musical innovation and to presenting works that engage our entire community and resonates across generations.”
"Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, this is a memory musical, with the grown-up Noel (Ashley Ware Jenkins) returning to the brownstone where she grew up."
"Under the nuanced direction of Steve H. Broadnax, The First Noel has the perfect balance of drama and light-hearted cheer that are the foundations of the most treasured holiday classics. It’ll break your heart, then have you rejoicing in applause five minutes later."
"Leading the artistic team is director Steve H. Broadnax III. Broadnax, an associate professor of theatre at Pennsylvania State University whose work has been featured at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, also has showcased at The Kennedy Center with his award-winning The Hip Hop Project. The original play, which has toured nationally, was conceived, directed and choreographed by Broadnax."
"There wasn’t a single moment that wasn’t fully charged and entertaining. This cast and production by the Classical Theatre of Harlem makes a strong case that The First Noel should be on the boards for many Christmases to come."
"The raw staging (by Steve H. Broadnax III), on an expansively gritty set by Daniel Robinson (accentuated with costumes by Rachel Dozier-Ezell and lighting by Alan C. Edwards), is tightly in tune with the material."
-4 out of 5 stars
Blood at the Root
"This stellar production does challenge the audience to have honest conversations about race and privilege and the fact that these issues won’t go away if we avoid the discussion."
"Still, even if some of the cast members in Steve H Broadnax III's fast-paced production are years past their high-school days, each of them eloquently expresses his or her character's point of view, making devastatingly clear that this situation has no easy solutions -- the more divisions sown, the more misery for all"