Press and Reviews
Equus | Frenetic Theater
Jim J. Tommaney | Houston Press | 07/28/2014
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"The direction by Logan is excellent, and as I eagerly scanned my program during the intermission to see who had done the brilliant lighting design, I learned that he had contributed this as well. One of the great strengths of this production is the ensemble nature of the acting - Logan has created a unity of tone that is remarkable."
"This revival of Equus has found the heart in a modern dramatic masterpiece, and a staggeringly brilliant portrayal by Kevin Daugherty in the lead makes this must-see theater."
Nyderah Williams | Broadway World | 07/27/2014
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"EQUUS deals with heavy themes, and it is no surprise that the tone of the play is dark, daunting, and sensual. The lighting design by Matthew C. Logan played heavily upon the tone and worked very well with the layers of the play. For such layered play, the stage's set up is simplistic. The stage is equipped with several benches which move around setting the illusion for other places in the story. One of the most interesting visuals is the placement of the horses in their stables."
"Director Matthew C. Logan's production of EQUUS is tense, vexing and oddly profound. It was difficult to pry my eyes away. With such a tribal and ritualistic feel to it, I was torn between wishing that I could pause the show in order to alleviate some of its intensity and speeding the show up in order to see it unfold. It's a play that can prove to be mentally taxing but at the end of the day, the best thing to do when seeing this piece is to completely engage it with an open mind and welcome the thought provoking process that follows. I certainly digested it all the way home."
Nominated for Best Actor, Best Lighting Design
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat |
Don Maines | Houston Chronicle | 02/26/2012
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat hopes to return to the winner’s circle, having tasted victory last year, scoring best choreography among the 45 entries. This year’s production boasts 44 students, a sparkly coat of many colors that weighs more than 20 pounds and an imaginative setting."
" 'It’s a great show to perform for families and little children, and we’re doing it in a very different way than other Josephs,' Logan said, explaining that, without changing a jot or a tittle in the script, the show includes “a story within a story” that’s set in a juvenile detention center. The 'post-modern' version sets a tone that is consistent with the way the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice score plays with different musical styles, from a French calypso to a cowboy hoedown."
Nominated for Best Director, Best Choreography, Best Costumes
Hamlet | Emily Ann Theatre
Charles McClure | The Wimberley View | 2004
“Stunning! Emily Ann’s ‘Hamlet’ is a must see! Director Matthew Logan has assembled a talented cast and equipped them with the single best staging of any Shakespeare I have seen in my four years covering Emily Ann’s annual event.”
“The Shakespeare Under the Stars production comes complete with a surprise curtain call that should not be missed. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
“The story is familiar to anyone who has a love for what is arguably Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy. It is the way Logan presents the material that makes the production so very special. The way he juxtaposes Hamlet’s father with his uncle is brilliant."
“Logan’s blocking is also purposeful and gives the production added clarity. The use of background music is extremely tasteful and appropriate."
"This is a director with a future.”