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Praise for REM

praise for IVORIES

"Ivories is a unique and intriguing tragicomedy-thriller hybrid, with a fantastic team that has clearly put so much love and care into the production." ★★★★★ Lost in Theatreland


"This show brings horror, chiller with some touches of humour, but most of all what a great theatre show that we loved." ★★★ MoreishTV

"A playwright to keep an eye on for SURE! Ivories has it all: tears, trauma, sexual tension, ghosts, laughs & the understanding that nothing (and no one) is ever as they appear to me. The cast is stunning. The script is stunning." ★★★ Hailey Green


"An absolutely amazing show for fans of horror and LGBT+ theatre. The masterful writing along with the actors' chemistry kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time." ★★★ Grace Laughton

"Horror fans know the real deal when we see it, and Riley Elton McCarthy's tightly wound exploration of haunting grief is a refreshing case in point." ★★★ The Scotsman


"Southern Bedfellows has the integrity and raw passion of a resistance movement." ★★★★★ CPHPost

"I let myself be sucked into a story about finding one's identity, deep friendship and choosing oneself first. This experience made such an impression on me that I dreamed about gender identity all night." ★★★★★ POVInternational

features about REM​ and their work

BroadwayWorld: "THE LESBIAN PLAY is a war cry for the "more" that queer people deserve, a demand for action, and a celebration of the lesbian, bisexual, and trans voices that need to be heard." The Lesbian Play will play Limited Engagement Off-Broadway

Marymount Manhattan College: "This year will be a pivotal one for McCarthy as they make their off-Broadway debut with The Lesbian Play at the Triad Theater in June." Alumni at Work

Playbill: "The Lesbian Play, with a revised version of the script, will head to Off-Broadway's The Triad Theater in June 2023 for its first fully-staged production." Basement Light Productions to host industry workshop of The Lesbian Play

Up and Coming Weekly: "Alongside these classics, the theater will be showcasing a brand new work, “Ivories,” from up-and-coming playwright Riley Elton McCarthy." Gilbert announces milestone 30th anniversary season

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