Comments from creators, critics, and collaborators
Oleanna (play by David Mamet)
“I know I have said this a lot already but you were wonderful last night. I still cannot stop thinking about the moments you found, the new things you tried on stage that worked so beautifully, and your chemistry overall. You did your job beautifully! I hope this experience was as rewarding for you as it was for me. I genuinely hope that I get to work with you in the future. You were easy to direct and you found so many layers to this character. I am so proud of our production. I appreciate you greatly. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”
Natalie Beckman, director of Oleanna – April 24, 2022
Casanoir (parody short of Casablanca)
"Thank you for being an absolute mensch on set. You kept those first two days so grounded and I am eternally grateful for that. A brilliantly funny performance. Amazing. It was my pleasure and honor to work with you. Keep it up! Looking forward to seeing you on the next one."
JT Schindler, director of Casanoir – August 2, 2021
Blood Beach (chapter of the anthology feature How Dark They Prey)
"Blood Beach is looking quite extraordinary and we must compliment your excellent performance as a true highlight! You are quite scary as Leon and unraveled the character perfectly for the audience! It is very exciting. Your scene while explaining the cult was absolutely stellar and terrifying! What a great scene for you!"
Jamison LoCascio, writer/director of Blood Beach – June 15, 2021
The Silenced (short film)
"...we can't thank you enough for your time and dedication. Your friendliness, workability, and talent made this film possible and we could not have asked for anyone else to play Sheriff Nicholas."
Tara Tyndall, producer of The Silenced - May 18, 2021
Camille's Game (short film)
"...you took this character, this person who was, to me, all but real, and made him your own. How lucky was I as a director to have actors like you, who asked questions, who close read the script, picked up the nuances I never even pointed out? You asked me at the end of that first day if you gave me what I needed. The answer was an unequivocal, enthusiastic yes. Thank you for helping me on this journey, and I truly hope our paths cross again."
Nick Hawdon, writer/director of Camille's Game - March 1, 2021
Trillo & Suede (web series)
"Marc Lubbers played the role of Rabbi Shmutsik Pupik in Season 2 of my multi-award-winning Trillo & Suede web series. He played the role perfectly, bringing the character to life in a way that even I had not quite imagined. He was also a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with Marc again."
Jonathan Geffner, writer/creator/executive prouder/lead actor of Trillo & Suede - March 16, 2021
BWW Review: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Gamut Theatre Group
by Andrea Stephenson, Mar. 1, 2020
Marc Lubbers and Clark Nicholson portray brothers Mayor Peter Stockmann and Doctor Thomas Stockmann. Both actors deliver show-stopping performances in their roles. Their interactions with one another are genuine and emotional-highlighting the tension of brother against brother. Both characters are complex and require a level of finesse to prevent them from becoming too over-the-top. Lubbers and Nicholson are definitely up to the task, delivering performances that keep the audience engaged and on the edge of their seats.
BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Theatre Harrisburg
by Allison Rambler, Nov. 14, 2017
Lubbers quickly gains his momentum in the role of [Pseudolus], and embodies the mischievous nature of his character. He is intelligent, cunning, and full of an easy showmanship that makes him perfect for the role as puppet master...Lubbers often highlights the manipulative side to his character but still maintains a sense of likability; we want to see him victorious no matter how morally questionable his actions might be, and this the mark of a versatile actor.
Lubbers's character choices make the free-spirited nature of his character very well known. He employs a variety of facial expressions and large physical movements in order to make his performance successful, and this helps facilitate Pseudolus's endless confidence. His character can whip out a lie at the drop of a hat, and Lubbers's portrayal of Pseudolus leaves the audience almost in awe at his ability to weave a tale out of nothing. Lubbers is clearly comfortable onstage, and possesses a more than adequate understanding of the comedic timing necessary for farce. Additionally, Lubbers exercises strong vocal talent, especially in numbers such as "Comedy Tonight," "Free," and "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid."