Abortion Road Trip
"Driver [is played by] a warm, winning Renae Erichsen-Teal..."
- Amanda Erickson, The Washington Post
"Rounding out the main cast is the excellent Renae Erichsen-Teal as the Driver, or Kate. Erichsen-Teal brings a lovely, earthy and grounded feel, providing counterpoint to her two passengers. Even while ever-facing forward (which in a way is an apt metaphor for her character arc), she manages to bring warmth and experience, supporting and guiding in small measure through this momentary intersection."
- Jon Jon Johnson, DC Theatre Scene
"The real scene stealer is Capital Fringe veteran Renae Erichsen-Teal as the quiet but strong taxi driver known only as “Driver.” Erichsen-Teal brings an intelligence and a joy to the character. The heart of the play lies with this subtle character and her relationship with her wife Taylor."
- Stephanie House, MD Theatre Guide
"Much of Kate's emotional journey plays out only on Erichsen-Teal's expressive face as she reacts to the uncomfortable conversations and provocations coming from the backseat."
- Mark Lieberman, DCst
A versatile Renae Erichsen-Teal does profound justice to the double-casting choice of Queen and Belarius. Showcasing similarities in their personalities, Erichsen-Teal plays both women as strong characters show persevere and thrive regardless of their circumstance, one in a vein of malice and corruption, the other with a humbled reverence for survival. Erichsen-Teal’s Queen is unsavory, two-faced at the best of times, and delivered with a full emotional body when it comes to displaying her cunning nature in asides to the audience. Her Belarius is a much more noble creature, despite her banishment, and seeing her flip from one to the other is a reward in itself.
- Amanda N. Gunther, Theatre Bloom
The DOMA Diaries
"Renae Erichsen-Teal portrays the character of Janice in the second coupling which is a lesbian relationship (complete with children) with her partner Sophie (actress Nell Quinn-Gibney). Playwright West writes with complexity about the hurdles and obstacles such a couple must face when they are faced with losing their children and denied the chance to marry. The impending onslaught of sickness and consequent health insurance rights is devastatingly portrayed by Erichsen-Teal."
-David Friscic, DCMTA