PRODUCTION GALLERY

 

WAR HORSE

THE HARD PROBLEM

THE WEIR

CURIOUS INCIDENT

AN IDEAL HUSBAND

CHIMERICA

LABOUR OF LOVE

CRY IT OUT

A TOUCH OF THE POET

THE WANDERERS

...MORE

 
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WAR HORSE

BROADWAY: Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center

“The Tony Award winning hit play” – NYTimes ↗ 

 
THE HARD PROBLEM

Studio Theatre, directed by Matt Torney

“Hilary has the human sparks of hope and joy and sadness, radiantly captured by actress Tessa Klein….Klein is the ace in  Matt Torney’s… production….As played by Klein…Hilary owns her ideas down to her soul. Fueled by a fervent curiosity that Klein registers in inspired smiles and restrained tears, Hilary grapples with both science and faith…“The Hard Problem” pays worthwhile dividends”

 The Washington Post ↗

“Klein is the universal exception; everyone she touches comes alive”

– Broadway World ↗

“Klein is gorgeously truthful as Hilary”

– MD Theatre Guide ↗

The Hard Problem
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THE WEIR

Irish Repertory Theatre, directed by Ciaran O'Reilly

​“Tessa Klein, as Valerie...elicits the deepest emotions. Her sense of loss is profound”

The New York Times 

 

“A riveting and raw turn by Tessa Klein”

– NY1 

“When Klein, in an excellent performance as Valerie...in this first rate revival”

– Huffington Post 

“Klein is spooky good- believable and natural at every moment”

 NY Daily News 

“The Weir is carefully structured to build up to Valerie's big scene, and Ms. Klein knows how to deliver the payoff. Even during the first part of the play your eyes keep flicking to her, and you wont be able to look away once she takes center stage. Her colleagues are all strong, but it's Ms. Klein you'll be thinking about the next day” 

– The Wall Street Journal 

 

 

 

“The exception is Klein, who does aching justice to Valerie's story in an account of tragedy so poignant that it makes the men shut up. In an Irish play, that qualifies as a miracle.”

– New York Post

 
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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

RoundHouse Theatre, directed by Ryan Rilette & Jared Mezzocchi

“(a) Visually vibrant, emotionally absorbing production…Tessa Klein is an endearing source of encouragement” 

–The Washington Post 

“Teacher Siobhan is…warmly portrayed by Tessa Klein” 

– DC Theatre Scene

 
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AN IDEAL HUSBAND

Shakespeare Theatre Company, directed by Keith Baxter

“The first thing that strikes you about the current Shakespeare Theatre Company production of this play is its sheer, drop-dead gorgeousness”

– DC Theatre scene

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CHIMERICA

Studio Theatre, American Premiere, directed by David Muse.

“Tessa Klein’s brash but subtle performance…she carries herself with a mirthful dignity that’s cool and breezy

DCTheatreScene ↗

 

“Tessa Klein proves exemplary”

– The Washington Post ↗

(Klein is)…“a thoroughly modern vixen ”

– DCMetroArts​ 

“Tessa Klein is currently giving a performance of epic proportions” 

– MD Theatre guide ↗ (an interview)

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LABOUR OF LOVE

Olney Theatre, American Premiere, directed by Leora Morris

“The persuasive actors include Tessa Klein as David’s upscale lawyer wife (who disappears for a long stretch of the play but gets a gasp when she comes back).”

– The Washington Post ↗

 

“Klein does a memorable job as Elizabeth, the undermining wife…Her caustic banter with Coffey is magnificently catty” 

– DC Metro Arts ↗

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CRY IT OUT

Studio Theatre, directed by Joanie Schultz

“In Studio Theatre’s colorfully acted production, the least seen mother- Adrienne, the rich one played by Tessa Klein- Is the one with the most surprising claim on your attention. Metzler, who writes this Long Island set play of new motherhood from her own recent experience, makes Adrienne seem icy and terribly aloof until Klein strides in relatively late and delivers a blistering speech that pricks your conscience and pins back the audience’s ears. Cry it out indeed”

– The Washington Post ↗

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A TOUCH OF THE POET

14th St Theatre, directed by Alex Lippard

“She was outstanding in ("Philadelphia Here I come") and is extraordinary in this...She goes on the short list of regional theater actors worth traveling to see”

The Wall Street Journal ↗ 

“Klein marvelously combines pert sauciness with innocent vulnerability...She's wondrous indeed”

– Backstage 
 

“Tessa Klein does a good job with the difficult role of Sara, who is cruel and tender and full of ambition”

– The New York Times

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THE WANDERERS

 Theater J, directed by Amber McGinnis

 

“Top to Bottom, this is as fine and perfect a piece of theater as I’ve seen in many a year”

–DC Theatre Scene ↗ 

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...AND MORE

ARGONAUTIKA 
McCarter Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, directed by Mary Zimmerman

“Lustrous beauty, good humor...a priceless scene where Hera and Athena pay a visit to a beglittered Aphrodite (Tessa Klein), who outdoes Kimora Lee Simons in the fabulosity department”

– Washington Times

Argonautika, Berkeley Repertory Theatre

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directed by Jay Craven

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PROMISE

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, directed by John Tilinger 

“Klein is ideal as the mermaid like Promise. Her presence onstage is powerful as she entrances the audience with her uncanny other worldliness”

– Cape Cod Chronicle 

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THE TROJAN WOMEN

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, directed by Diana Van Fossen

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PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME!

Irish Repertory Theatre, directed by Ciaran O’Reilly

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THE CALL

Theater J, directed by Shirley Serotsky

“Tessa Klein takes a star turn as Annie”

– MD Theatre Guide

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THE RISE AND FALL OF ANNIE HALL

Theater J, world premiere directed by Shirley Serotsky

“Endearingly cheeky  production
...Annie...is the appealing Tessa Klein”

Washington Post ↗

“Laugh out loud funny...I don't think I've seen a 'late night' discussion more real than the one (between) Henry and his girlfriend Annie, the engaging Tessa Klein”

– DCist