Reviews

Review of the Seymour Sisters workshop performance by Brandy Todt

"A confrontational, emotional, yet humorous trip down memory lane. Not a play to miss; be prepared to laugh, but also to cry. Many from the audience said they eagerly await Carole Vasta Folley’s next play."
- The Vermont Journal, August 18, 2016

"Girls Nite Out Finds Laughs with Play Alumni Pie" by Brent Hallenbeck

"Alumnie Pie, a crowd-pleasing two hours of theater...the characters in Alumni Pie are reunited, and it feels so good."
- The Burlington Free Press, October 1, 2015

"Five Plays to Remember" by Brent Hallenbeck

"Vermont is filled with talented playwrights, and that includes Carole Vasta Folley, who crafted this tender, often laugh-out-loud ode to the bonds of female friendship. Vasta Folley managed to create a play that's sentimental and smart - not an easy combination to pull off."
- The Burlington Free Press, December 19, 2013

"An Original Play Produced by Girls Nite Out Puts the Focus on Ewe" by Pamela Polston

"Carole Vasta Folley is a funny lady. And she makes other people funny. Just watch The Family of Ewe and see if you don't LOL. But it's more than that; this is a play written by a woman for women (and one male wtih a tiny part), and so TFOE exhibits a full spectrum of the feminine and feminist: roller-coaster emotions, relationship dynamics, middle-aged-grrl-power solidarity, insecurity and empowerment."
- Seven Days Vermont, October 9 2013

"A Flock of Friends" by Brent Hallenbeck

“Style and great humor - it’s a fast-paced, fun tour through the tribulations of togetherness.”
- The Burlington Free Press, October 6, 2013

"A Stiff Dose" by Elisabeth Crean

“Succeeds wonderfully at devising a brace of charming, believable characters that have us laughing with them and caring about them . . . abounds in fresh ideas, well-crafted repartee, and touching scenes . . . Pronouncing Glenn represents a remarkable achievement.”
- The Burlington Free Press, October 1, 2008

"Forum Comes as Advertised: A Funny Thing" by Brent Hallenbeck

"Director Carole Vasta Folley does the right thing here, as she rings every last chortle, the very last shard of chuckle, out of a play that practically begs for you to laugh your toga off.”
- The Burlington Free Press, November 10, 2005

"Midwives a Spellbinding Drama" by Lisa McCormack

“Carole Vasta Folley has directed a play that's as emotionally powerful and riveting as the novel that inspired it.”
- The Stowe Reporter, October 28, 2004

"Funny Things Happen in Players' Forum" by Evelyn Werner Frey

"Add Vasta's direction and the magic of her production team, and you get so much more - wit in every aspect of the set, costumes, props, and special effects, a totally different view of what turned out to be quite endearing characters. Vasta's visual jokes, unexpected and clever anachronisms in costumes and props, have become a trademark of her productions."
- The Stowe Reporter, August 2, 2001

"Fiddler on the Roof a Must See" by A.B. Duke

"Energy, artistry, professionalism. Under the direction of Carole Vasta, it is like seeing and hearing it for the first time."
- The Stowe Reporter, August 3, 2000