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Top 5 Pick, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Daily Record

**** "Effortlessly honest and wonderfully cathartic...this is that rare play that many people can connect with, regardless of sex or nationality."  
                                                         --Ciara Knowles, Three Weeks 


**** "Stewart is vibrant...reminiscent of a young Doris Day at times."
 --Alethia Stentiford,FringeReview.Com 
 
"Deeply poignant humour by an accomplished and endearing performer." 
                      --Yasmin Suliaman, Fest


"Poignant...intriguing...I congratulate Denise Stewart on writing such a touching play"
                                                      -- Ed Malin, NYTheatre.com

"Intriguing and successful....wonderfully funny."  
                                                   --David Roberts, Theatre Reviews, Ltd.

“Brilliantly written and performed…Stewart is fearless…the whole thing is raw and exposing, but so brilliantly spiced with hilarity that the audience is able to joyfully take the entire journey with Stewart without turning it into a pity-party.”

                                                    --Mary Burruss, Cville Weekly



"It's smart, funny, inventive and brilliantly performed.  One of the best one-woman shows I've ever seen.  Maybe THE best." 
                                                    --Jenny Hubbard, author, Paper Covers Rock

The Salisbury Post, April 26, 2012, "Dirty Barbie Retuns to Salisburyby Katie Scarvey

The University of Virginia Magazine, Feb. 13, 2012"Barbie Breaks Bad" by Caitlin Kindervatter-Clark 
Cville Weekly, Dec. 6, 2011 "Review: Dirty Barbie and other girlhood tales" by Mary Burruss
Psychology Today, The Psychology of Slow, "Dirty Barbie and Other Dreams" by Christine Louise Hohlbaum 
Virginia Playwrights ForumDirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales
The Lynchburg News & Advance, April 5, 2011, "Confessions of a Dirty Barbie" by Casey Gillis
C-ville Weekly, April 5, 2011, "Youth in Fast Forward" by Andrew Cedermark
The Salisbury Post, March 20, 2011 "Dirty Barbie and the Secrets Lives of Little Girls" by Katie Scarvey
C-ville Weekly, December 7, 2012, "Checking in with Denise Stewart"  

“Wildly funny, yet as outrageous as the humor sometimes is, the play is never inauthentic; every moment is earned and rings of truth.  The serious moments are never sentimental, but are quite moving, and the transitions from comedy to drama are seamless and sometimes amazing.”
                                                --Doug Grissom, Offstage Theatre
"Denise Stewart’s one-woman show, Dirty Barbie, is a tour de force. It is simultaneously hilarious, sad, reflective, and a walk through our own lives.
Only an extraordinarily talented actor can stand on stage alone with minimal props and hold an audience in its hands...Denise Stewart belongs to that very small and elite group." --David Post, contributor, Salisbury Post
  "Stewart has done the hard work.  DeeDee Stewart is Dirty Barbie, another way of saying Every Girl."  --D.D. Delauney, Thinking Dog Reviews