REVIEWS

THE TEMPEST

Midsommer Flight, July-August 2019

"There are... some clever visually staged moments that complement the fantasy-infused action of the play; in particular, all the scenes with the nimble and totally engaging Moraros as Trinculo."
                 - Splash Magazine, July 23, 2019    

"Midsommer Flight’s 'The Tempest' puts a great emphasis on fully lived characters. The classic comedic trio in the play, Caliban (Richard J. Eisloeffel), Trinculo (Kat Moraros), and Stephano (Tom McGrath) showcase this throughout their various shenanigans."
                 - Rescripted.org, July 29, 2019 

"...there are strong performances from Richard J. Eisloeffel as Caliban... and from Kat Moraros and Tom McGrath as Trinculo and Stephano, the drunken servants who join forces with Caliban to try to overthrow Prospero."

                  - The Chicago Reader, July 24, 2019

"Tom McGrath and Kat Moraros are the perfect injection of humor as Stephano and Trinculo, two increasingly drunk royal servants, washed ashore." 

                  - Windy City Times, July 10, 2019

Stage and Cinema, July 8, 2019

MURDER MYSTERY COMPANY

Chicago, 2016-2019

"The interaction was amazing. The acting was exceptional. I will be booking again, and requesting the group I had. Not sure it could get any better. GREAT CAST. All of my group were great! However, If I have to pick one [standout] it would be my bride." 

                  - Yvonne M., Til Death Do Us Part, as Bridezilla Summer McDonald, February 2019

 

"Chris and Kat were absolutely fantastic. The event they put on for our store was better than anything we expected and the customers had an amazing time. We will most DEFINITELY be requesting Chris and Kat again. Come back. Stay longer. In fact, stay a week. We will feed you and you can board in the above-store apartment. Not in a we-are-going-to-abduct you way, but in a we want to laugh again kind of way. My only concern is that you will run out of story themes and options, and that we will have to do repeats!! Chris and Kat were the perfect combo, and they both made the entire night unforgettable."

                 - Dylan C., Crime & Punishment, as 20's Songstress Amanda Lay, February 2019

"Thanks again for a fun-packed who-dun-it murder mystery show. You are GREAT and so talented! You kept us actively engaged in the suspense throughout the show. Keep up the excellent work. You are a natural comedic! Thanks again for coming. You made all my preparation well worth the excitement."

                  - Cheryl E., Midnight at the Masquerade, solo show

"We had so much fun! The actors were so interactive and made the night very memorable. They stayed in character the whole time. Both of our actors were great. They made even the shyest of our group come out of their shell."

                  - Mary D. of a two-actor private show

THE OTHER PLACE

Good Theater, March 2015

"A notable performance is delivered by Kat Moraros as she triples in three distinct roles. She tackles the challenge of playing three radically distinct characters and invests each of her portrayals with an endearing charm. She is a pleasure to watch. She first appears as the kindly psychiatrist trying to ascertain the cause and extent of Juliana’s distress. Then she transitions into Laura, Juliana’s estranged daughter, the very lynchpin of her mother’s psychosis. Finally, she is the innocent stranger forced to cope with the bizarre and incongruous behavior of the demented Juliana."
              - Journal Tribune

"Allen’s cast makes bracing work of White’s fragmented script, which is itself deftly executed. Pacing is so swift and smooth between times and places that we’re kept slightly unsettled, forced to regain our footing, and such leaps are theatrical manna. Allen’s direction also offers beautiful grace notes of physicality and tone: Language itself becomes alarmingly tenuous, shaky, as mouths clamp down on words, open searchingly for them, stutter or moan wordlessly in their absence."
                 -Portland Phoenix

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

Mad Horse Theatre Company, October 2014

"Kat Moraros is downright perfection in the role of Catherine. A strong, young woman finding her place in the world, struggling to cross the bridge to adult independence without seeming ungrateful to the extended family members who helped raise her. Ms. Moraros exploits the emotions her character is inhabiting with full body, facial, and vocal interpretation. I have seen Ms. Moraros' work more than once in the past few years and this is performance certainly is a crowning achievement."           
                -Portland Daily Sun
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"Moraros poses a contrast as she soars high and birdlike with Catherine’s exuberance, but then grounds her for her growing ambivalence, as when she smiles and twitches uncertainly at Eddie’s remark that she looks like a 'Madonna type.' Later, she is startlingly affecting in her breakdown scene, as she crumbles under the absurdity of having to cut Eddie out of her life."              - The Portland Phoenix

"Kat Moraros is positively radiant as Catherine, girlish and womanly by turns, vulnerable and emotionally volatile."                          - Broadwayworld.com

AS YOU LIKE IT

Fenix Theatre Company, July-August 2014

"Moraros really took her meaty role, one of Shakespeare’s strongest female characters, and ran with it for an impressive star turn. Rosalind poses as a man for most of the play and Moraros had no problem jumping the divide between her character’s attempt to portray her idea of what she thinks a man will do and say and the strong but love-struck young woman beneath the disguise. She was great fun to watch as she physically and emotionally transformed from forthright to weak-kneed as she sought to control her passion."            
                   - The Portland Press Herald

TRIBES

Portland Stage Company, March-April 2014

2013 PORTLAND PHOENIX THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS

Reviewer Megan Grumbling's Picks

"...two performers in three of my favorite individual performances: First, Kat Moraros, as a [four] year-old in an imaginary dysfunctional relationship with a coke-head in the PortFringe (and, later, Mad Horse) offering Mr. Marmalade, was hilarious and almost disturbingly believable; and as a love/lust-lorn maiden in Mad Horse’s School for Lies, her perfectly-timed comedy built from the subtlest of twitches to a big, luxurious, wanton tantrum."           

                 -The Portland Phoenix

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES

Mad Horse Theatre Company, September 2013

"...as Eliante, the marvelous Moraros builds her ever-delicious comic timing from the subtlest of twitches to a big, luxurious, wanton tantrum — and what she does with the word “wallow” in her mouth is simply sumptuous."       

                  -The Portland Phoenix          

TITUS ANDRONICUS

Mad Horse Theatre Company, June 2013

"Impressive not only for her depth of character, Kat Moraros' Lavinia is a master class in physical acting; she spends ¾ of the show with her teeth firmly clenched, and her fists in gloves rendering her hands (that, as I mentioned, have been severed) completely useless."               
                -BroadwayWorld.com

 

"...this act sets into motion a horrific succession of vengeances, including the rape and amputation of Titus's daughter Lavinia (Kat Moraros, beautifully)..."               

                -The Portland Phoenix

SPRING AWAKENING

Mad Horse Theatre Company, May 2011

"Wendla and Ilse, an older, promiscuous artist's model (Kat Moraros, with enticing dynamism), exalt in and are aroused by chaos..."             
                -The Portland Phoenix

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

Acorn Productions, February 2011

"Kat Moraros, as Lulu, giggled her way into becoming perhaps the most sympathetic character in the play."       

                 -Portland Press Herald

"Domestic life in the boarding house continues to deteriorate eerily into whiskey, children's games, casual lust with the bright-eyed, wide-mouthed Lulu (Kat Moraros, who trills with sensual suggestion), and increasingly consuming bouts of nostalgia."                   -The Portland Phoenix

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION

Mad Horse Theatre Company, October 2010

"...their Groton-and-Harvard kids — the excellent Kat Moraros, Evan Dalzell, and Nathan Speckman — are particularly hyperbolic in their surly condemnations of their parents."            

                -The Portland Phoenix

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