PRESS

PREGNANCY PACT (2019)


"One of the greatest successes of Pregnancy Pact has to be the quality of its selected performers and in particular their musical range. It is nothing, if not inspiring to be in a room with so many talented singers who work so wonderfully together ... Each of the six women add an intense depth of talent to the stage complimented with their own particular uniqueness to punctuate their characters’ ambitions that is a joy to behold. The fact they never divert from the characters’ personas they establish is a hallmark of their professionalism."
- Robert Tuomi, Eyes On Windsor 


FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2018)

 

"The talent of the cast is overwhelming. They act, sing, play multiple instruments, dance and even perform puppetry. Forget being triple threats — some of this crew are quintuple threats, and they are solid performers on all fronts ... All have lovely voices and a strong stage presence. Mazurik’s performance of Far From The Home I Love was especially moving."

- Heather Persson, Star Phoenix

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL (2018)

 

"[I]t was the ensemble that truly impressed ... The wackiness of some of those characters allowed [some] to really stand out, [like] Jenny Weisz and Anna Mazurik as younger versions of Fiona who teamed with Blackburn on the sad and sweet I Know It’s Today. The large ensemble numbers like Story of my Life, Morning Person and Freak Flag were some of the most fun moments in the show."

- Tim Switzer, Regina Leader-Post

 

DISPLACED (2015, 2017, 2018)

 

"[S]ome of the most beautiful movement work we’ve seen in a while. Each choreographed step, turn and pirouette feels like a burst of pure emotion, expressing the full extent of [the characters'] thoughts where words would never be enough. And even when they do speak, the accents are handled with aplomb, wholly believable and played for realism." 

- Bakchormeeboy

 

"The three actors, Jacqueline Block (Mary), Emma Laishram (Dara) and Anna Mazurik (Sofia) worked seamlessly together on opening night, making their timed movements look natural and effort-free. The three actually play multiple parts, from immigration authorities to employers and friends of the three women. These transitions were so impressive and convincing that you often forgot there were only three performers on stage."

- Cam Fuller, Star Phoenix

 

"It’s captivating to watch Anna Mazurik (from Saskatoon), Katie Moore and Emma Laishram become these women. Their telling of these fictional women is more vulnerable and honest than some of the autobiographical shows you’ll see at this year’s fringe."

- Stephanie McKay, Star Phoenix 

 

"This story and the performances from it were beautiful and heartbreaking ... It was breathtaking to watch the seemingly simple choreography of three women struggle through household chores turn into a beautiful rhythm and dance. The way the actresses wove in and out of each other’s stories without skipping a beat was incredible, breaking your heart with one character and restoring your faith with another. The level of support you could feel from the stage was palpable, they were lifting each other up through their performances and because of that they all shone incredibly brightly." 

- Cara Warnar, Ominocity

 

"Each actress must hold down the major role in her own storyline as well as multiple supporting roles in the other storylines. They all demonstrate the ability to slip back and forth between these roles with incredible ease ... Anna Mazurik plays Sofia with despondency and quiet rage. Much of the character rests on her relationship with her dead husband's violin, which she can't even play, and Mazurik embodies the pain and longing in that relationship very well."

- Blair Woynarski, The Prairie Groundling

 

THE TINWIFE (2017)

 

"The Tinwife at the centre of the story is Wendy Miller (Anna Mazurik), a housewife who wears a dress and pearls while dusting and ironing ... For local theatre fans, it’s a treat in itself seeing actors familiar for their stage work shine on the screen. Mazurik, who makes you think of Betty Draper from Mad Men, is flawless"

- Cam Fuller, Star Phoenix

 

"A special mention needs to be given to the stand-out performances of Anna Mazurik (Wendy) and Anna Seibel (Juliet). All too often the sterling work of independent filmmakers is let down by the quality of acting, but not here. Mazurik is excellent as the initially bemused, then horrified, and finally resigned housewife who finds herself in a nightmare ... their and the rest of the female ensemble provide and emotional punch in an end scene that I haven’t experienced in quite some time."

- Stuart Anderson, 5D

 

"Anna Mazurik is great as Wendy, the woman at the center of all the drama. In an unexpected series of events she is informed that she isn't human but is in fact an android. Mazurik gives an affecting performance as she comes to grip with her new reality while never once revealing what she truly is."

- Ernie Trinidad, Movie Reviewer

 

RICHARD III (2017)

 

"[The actors] convey the ancient words with notable clarity and there were standouts aplenty, like Anna Mazurik whom we first see as Lady Anne, full of fire and grief, newly widowed and finding herself fighting off an unexpected suitor in Richard, her husband’s killer. Later, she’s a reluctant assassin of the king’s brother George (Joshua Beaudry) and, just to prove she can do anything, she reappears as Richard’s spirited (and doomed) nephew."

- Cam Fuller, Star Phoenix 

 

OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD (2014)

 

"Recovering some of that fiery stage presence she evinced in 'Better Living', she lights up the stage with her acid-tongued snark. She is a creature of natural grace that has been hobbled by life... [She] succeed[s] in bringing urgency and believability to Morden's emotional climax. And in one scene at the top of Act II, where Morden delivers a monologue consisting of a string of incomprehensible British slang, [she] make[s] make the message perfectly clear to the audience." 

- Blair Woynarski, The Prairie Groundling

 

BETTER LIVING (2013)

 

"Anna Mazurik is dynamite as Elizabeth, the oldest daughter. She struts her lawyery confidence early on, but demonstrates a real fire ... She has a lot of control over her own stage presence, whether burning bright or smouldering quietly, and she handles a range of emotions deftly."

- Blair Woynarski, The Prairie Groundling

 

SPECIAL MENTIONS (2018)

 

"[Highlights from the theatre community:] Individually, Anna Mazurik was in everything, a real shooting star."

- Cam Fuller, Star Phoenix

 

"Anna Mazurik [has] quickly become a force in local theatre, appearing in Displaced at Live Five last season, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and, very recently, Dominion at GTNT. She won outstanding emerging artist at this fall’s SATAwards.

'Anna is the kind of actor who takes as much work as she can, she works very hard and she’s just naturally gifted at it,' says [Rod] Macpherson."

- Cam Fuller, Star Phoenix