Bateman’s very attractive Athena is a snarky gal whose tart indifference to human suffering seems like an apt transcription of the attitude of ancient deities. -LA Weekly
Standouts were Joanna Rose Bateman, who is suitably mercurial and mysterious. Her performance dances on a line between delicacy of feeling and barminess. -Stage Raw
“INSPIRED… calls to mind the fervent years of crisis in the 1960s, when protest was a serious, sometimes deadly confrontation with power… aggressive physical style of dance-based performance… [a] stellar ensemble” — Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes
Joanna Rose Bateman gives us a different flavor of Athena, goddess of wisdom, courage, and inspiration, in that she gives us a goddess as someone who is wry, sardonic and intelligent slightly mocking the misgivings of her human underlings. It is a role Bateman really latches onto as she utilizes very strategic choices. Her voice is flawless, her moments powerful, and her singing voice is formidable. She is captivating.