Iowa / Playwrights Horizons

The New York Times

"... Ms. Shackner, to her immense credit, manages to shape a touching and sympathetic portrait of Becca, the still center in the show's swirling silliness, yearning to escape the complications of her life" -Charles Isherwood

New York Theatre Guide

"Performances, were spot on across the board. Specific bravos out to the young and very talented Jill Shackner..." -Daniel Dunlow


A Charity Case / Theatre Row

Broadway World

"Jill Shackner brilliant as the adopted daughter, 'Deidre.' Not only does she maintain her innocence and youth, but she often times plays the true "mother" of the family by caring for her abused, selfish, drunken mother. Although struggling with her own identity, she is extraordinarily mature and insightful as she cares for her adoptive mother while still on a mission to find her own heritage." -Christina Mancuso


SAFE / 14th Street Y

Theater in the Now

" Shackner's Liz was brazen and bold. She played the best friend as a girl desiring to be the focus, adding an extra conflict to the relationship." -Michael Black

Talkin' Broadway

"Liz, played with exuberant elan by Ms. Shackner, is a pip, but as it turns out, she is the only one who has Nina's back as she is lured into Phillip's careful prepared trap." -Howard Miller

Theater Scene

"The highly animated Jill Shackner perfectly conveys the brashness masking the fragility of Liz.  Ms. Shackner is engagingly feisty yet tender." -Darryl Reilly


Ex Habitus / Corkscrew Theater Festival

The Front Row Center

"The standout in the cast is Jill Shackner’s Holly. She is relaxed and believable at every moment as the domineering, but beguiling, lipstick lesbian who is in control at every turn." -Donna Herman