Director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Syracuse University, 2006

 “When a new, untenured faculty director premieres a show you know it pretty well has to knock your eyes out. That is what Lisa Anne Porter does with William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her Dream is a feast, filled with high and low jinks, spooky supernaturalism, laugh-out-loud spoof and joyous eroticism. Although there are 22 standout performances, it’s the overall conception that pulls you out of your seat… For all the razzmatazz in the production values, director Porter always honors the dialogue first… Porter’s handling of a student ensemble is precisely timed perfection.”

James MacKillip, Syracuse New Times, February 2006

 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, directed by Lisa Anne Porter, is sumptuous, a sweeping, action-filled show that fully catches the play’s light comic spirit along with its darker side—a fusion of waking and dream that leaves the characters teetering between reason and fantasy.”

Neil Novelli, The Post-Standard, February 2006