Architecting is layered, onion skin-like, with literary and political references to Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel Gone With the Wind and therefore to the American Civil War and the period of Reconstruction that followed the conflict. It explores themes of nation building and feminism, as well as introducing characters such as a contemporary anarchist architect and a Presidential grandchild.
—Jackie McGlone, The Scotsman, July 31, 2008, full article
For anyone who has had it up to their Fox-scarred eyeballs with faith-based politics…Director Rachel Chavkin has a prescription…Particularly in the Heartland wants you to love thy frickin’ neighbor…the spirited TEAM soon explodes into the unexpected: They create people real enough to sustain an in-character audience Q&A and compassionate enough to infect a blase public with their openheartedness. Simultaneously intelligent, rueful, celebratory, delightful and devastatingly sad, the show actually lives up to its ambitions. If after Heartland we can’t put the “us” back in “U.S.,” we’ll no longer have Kansas to blame.
—Time Out New York, March 8, 2007, full article
Explosive youthful energy…sheer intelligence…sense of history…radical theatrical vision…the TEAM are not afraid to invoke the values and ideas that make the liberal dream of America worth fighting for: and it’s that willingness to express idealism and hope, as well as cynicism and despair, that gives their work its special richness, and its political edge…the current American crisis has driven the TEAM to new heights of controlled madness.
— Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, August 11, 2006, full article