Amana Society Bulletin (IA) Ripping through every piano number just like Jerry Lee, Sapieyevski is terrific, and we have to note as musical director, he knocks it out of the park.

(Million Dollar Quartet @ The Old Creamery Theatre)

Iowa Theatre (IA) Sapieyevski captures Lewis's naivete and his apparently boundless energy, hammering the keys of his piano, even playing the piano behind his back.

(Million Dollar Quartet @ The Old Creamery Theatre)

OffoffOnline (NYC) The ensemble, working together in near perfect step, is among the finest you will encounter... Many of the actors also double as musicians, playing an assortment of instruments ranging from drums and piano to trumpet and banjo ... the music in the piece is more than just an afterthought; it is at the core of the play and is performed expertly.

(The Caucasian Chalk Circle @ Theater for the New City)

Queens Chronicle The couples’ freeloading friends, who drive the car and drink all of Sterling’s illegal booze, are the ultimate party crew... Margaret and Bertram Rogers [Marek Sapieyevski] love dancing and drinking... Its message, combined with exaggerated actions, banter-filled dialogue, and occasional banjo instrumentals makes it worth every minute of the two and a half hours the play spans.

(Six Cylinder Love @ Unity Stage/Queens Art Express Festival)

The New York Times True, Rudolph does get his head cut off, which is a downer, but a skit involving Christmas at a professional wrestler's house [featuring Marek Sapieyevski, Leal Vona, Adam P. Murphy] may be the funniest of the year. (Naked Holidays @ Ace of Clubs)

NYTheatre (NYC) Marek Sapieyevski and Paul Krasner play the operative and the clown, respectively, and their scenes together are pretty terrifying. Dobular and company certainly deliver on their promise this year... pushing theatre to the edge fearlessly and perhaps even wantonly... it's unlike anything else that's playing on stage in New York at the moment. (The Godling @ Gene Frankel Theatre)

Theatre is Easy (NYC) One of the biggest surprises of the evening was that the members of the on-stage band were among the best actors on the stage. Not only did the band [Marek Sapieyevski, Al Colla, Anthony Mead, Chris Cornwell] provide music for much of the show, they portray The Beatles, The Monkees, and The Beach Boys in a series of truly hilarious interviews.

(Manson: the Musical! @ Kraine Theatre)

NYTheatre (NYC) Everybody Dies is indeed a comedic tour-de-force and it did leave me feeling mentally assaulted and so much more. The entire cast is sublime; they tackle this piece with ferocious energy... (Everybody Dies @ Robert Moss Theater)

Offoffonline (NYC)...an assassination plot with three inept (but well-played) revolutionaries [featuring Marek Sapieyevski]... It's classic Three Stooges business... (Easy Outs @ Gene Frankel Theatre)

Queens Chronicle Its message, combined with exaggerated actions, banter-filled dialogue, and occasional banjo instrumentals makes it worth every minute of the two and a half hours the play spans.

(Six Cylinder Love @ Unity Stage/Queens Art Express Festival)

Let's Talk Off Broadway The Caucasian Chalk Circle has a vast number of characters and the many actors, except for The Singer, play multiple rolls. The acting is without exception, and without even a moment's lack of focus or concentration (not anywhere, and I was in the first row and in arm's reach of the actors) exceptional: professional, well-trained, moving.

(The Caucasian Chalk Circle @ Theater for the New City)

photos courtesy of Ahron R. Foster, Matthew Kreiner, Unity Stage Co., EndTimes Productions, Melissa Ciesla, Moses De Los Santos, and Queens Chronicle