FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"You got TV, you got cable, you're alright."

"We are now living in the end times."

"I have 30 sons."

"It's an intimate thing to stick a needle in your arm."

"We can never get our innocence back."
SELENA, GA PAULA, WI MAYOR DAN, AZ AARON, WA HEIDI, LA

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: VOICES :::: [ LISTEN TO THE VIDEO ]

READ THE SYNOPSIS :::: [ THE "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" STORY ]

FOR THE PRESS :::: [ PRESS INFO ]

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READ THE REVIEWS

THE NEW YORK REVIEWS ARE IN for Eliza Jane Schneider’s smash one-woman show FREEDOM OF SPEECH

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"ASTONISHING TRANSFORMATIONS!" - Bruce Weber, The New York Times

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"If Lily Tomlin and Anna Deavere Smith were to merge their talents, the result might be something like Eliza Jane Schneider’s Freedom of Speech, a dramatic tour of America and also a tour de force… A wondrous harmony of American voices pouring from a one-woman choir." - Adam Feldman, Broadway.com

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"CAPTIVATING! A vivid aural photo album of America." - Brian Scott Lipton, New York Post

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"Ms. Schneider’s talent amazes." - Rinne Groft, The New York Sun

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"Schneider is a very talented woman; engaging, multi-faceted, and a seasoned performer with a lot of chutzpah. Freedom of Speech is a production not to miss!" - Pamela Butler, nytheatre.com

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And here's what the critics have to say about Eliza Jane's "ROAD TRIP" -- Winner, 1996 drama Logue Critic's Award, and "USA 911":

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"Virtuosic! Schneider’s everymen and everywomen are opinionated, touching, and amazingly diverse. A vivid oral history of American life. The most stunning moment of the show, when Schneider averts the attack of a vicious homeless man with an operatic aria, is pure poetry, a soaring metaphoric counterpoint to the play’s recurrent themes of human desperation and the redemptive powers of art"
- Kathleen Foley, L.A. Times

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"Amazing . . . wild, audacious, powerful, funny, poignant. The next Lily Tomlin!"
- Venice Magazine

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"Schneider is an astonishing physical mimic, and eerily adroit at capturing accents and speech patterns from various regions of the country."- L.A. Reader

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"Riveting, Brilliant, Dazzling . . . " - Wisconsin State Journal

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"Wildly funny! Genuinely poignant. Watch out Anna Deavere Smith, Eliza Schneider just might do your act better than you do!" "- Backstage West

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