By twisting herself inside out, commenting
on the absurdities of life, Nina Wise shows us how
twisted and funny and loveable we all are. She is a metaphysical
vaudevillian for the new millennium.
—Bob Morris, NY Times
Performance artists come and go and often
disappear to no one’s sorrow. But Nina Wise is something else
again. She shapes theater pieces that are thoroughly grounded in theatrical
design, rhythmic flow, intellectual commitment and emotional depth.
…affecting persona and consummate abilities
as an actress who clearly blends human research and critical intuition
into her work. She is able to plumb our depths and express our needs
accurately and lovingly… a talent even rarer in performance
art than in the movies.
Nina Wise joins great talent with spiritual
understanding. No one else I know so intimately joins the sublime
and the absurd, surface and depth, the high and the low. Her range
Nina Wise is like the Jules Pfeiffer dancer
come to life. She says in public what I'm thinking and feeling but
musn't reveal. After the audience experiences her performance
art, we can't stop talking about her. We care about what she cares
about. And we care about her.
—Maxine Hong Kingston
“No mere talking head, Wise possesses
a supple physique, prodigious energy and nerve with which to render
the shapes and souls of things. Lovingkindness abounds in her work.
She makes art as fresh as the day’s headlines,”
“You leave a Nina Wise performance uplifted,
as if you’ve seen something fresh, moving and above all, deeply