"a master class in physical acting"
"ever-delicious comic timing"
"superbly calibrated performance"
CRIMES OF THE HEART
Good Theater, January 2023
"The cast proves to be a fine-tuned ensemble, all managing the Southern dialect with fluid skill. Kat Moraros makes the oldest sister, Lenny, a study in sadly missed opportunities, timid, repressed, and yet brimming with unfulfilled hopes, dreams, and desires."
"Timing is brisk; emotions turn on a dime, and there is ample compassion for the very damaged, yet touchingly vulnerable characters."
- BroadwayWorld Maine, January 14, 2023
"The sororal trinity at the heart of Good Theater’s production is pure gold. Moraros, Turner, and Irish, all formidable young actors in their own rights, do phenomenal work conjuring both individual women and the dynamic, irrepressible organism that is the Sisters Magrath."
"As the stoic, responsible oldest, Moraros’ Lenny lets us see both the love that fuels her caretaking and her resentment for long doing most of that caretaking herself. Watch her face as she tries to hold in all her irritation or disappointment, then as she breaks down like a young wounded girl. Watch the faux-restraint and flicker of a bitter smile as she asks who’s eaten a tiny bite out of each of her birthday chocolates; later, watch her revert completely to childhood form as she screams at the culprit — Meg."
"Moraros, Turner, and Irish enact these sisterly complexities with wonderful rapport, great nuance, and supreme comic timing. They let us see the dual petulance and empathy that the intimacy of sisters entails — especially given the shared childhood trauma of their mother’s suicide. These actors make beautifully convincing work of the sisters’ shifting alliances, their polyphony as they shout over and past each other, and their quicksilver slips from irritation to rage to screeching hilarity, then back again."
- Portland Phoenix, January 18, 2023
"Seeing the three exceptional actors... lighting up these rich roles is impressive. They bring a sense of sisterhood, albeit sometimes awkwardly and angrily expressed, through the exposition of each character’s sometimes harrowing journey to and through the two days in 1974 in which the play takes place."
"Moraros’ frustrated worrier Lenny, Turners’ emotionally quick-changing Meg, and Irish’s libidinous mess Babe all present riveting moments in the spotlight as well as in smaller exchanges full of laughs and tears."
- Portland Press Herald, January 18, 2023
Fenix Theatre Company, July 2022
"...the delightful Moraros... is a powerhouse of energy as the spirited Ariel. She’s a treat to watch as she flawlessly spews out her lines while flittering about with the unceasing energy of an overcaffeinated sprite."
- Portland Press Herald, July 16, 2022
"The production has some physical comedy fun with magic: Ariel, an ebullient delight in the hands of Moraros, has men lunging after spectral voices..."
- Portland Phoenix, July 13, 2022
Dramatic Repertory Company, April 2022
"Moraros gives a superbly calibrated performance as her professional cheer becomes confusion, irritation, offense, and a sense of warming discovery in the spinster sisters’ home.... There’s a remarkable tensile strength in both script and performances as the play pushes the limits of stylization, then draws back to the bare and the bone."
- Portland Phoenix, April 6, 2022
"Cross and Moraros turn up the heat on Agatha and Emilie’s growing attraction while planning a new addition to the household."
- Portland Press Herald, April 4, 2022
Fenix Theatre Company, December 2021
"As Olivia, Moraros initially conveys an immaculate haughtiness, but once Viola/Cesario enters the picture, Olivia proceeds with her own melting. Their initial meeting, too, is beautifully staged: as Turner’s feisty, sunny Viola speaks to Maria, thinking her the lady of the house, Olivia watches 'him,' her face softening by the second. A lovely charged moment catches Olivia’s libidinous glance at 'Cesario’s' hand lightly resting on the hilt of his sword. And in no time, Olivia is gushing, simpering, and giggling with shameless mellifluousness. "
- Portland Phoenix, December 15, 2021
- Portland Press Herald, December 10, 2021
COMEDY OF ERRORS
Fenix Theatre Company, July 2021