NORA: A DOLL'S HOUSE BY STEF SMITH AFTER HENRIK IBSEN at City Lights Theater Company
"The skills of each principal performer are the spine of the production. Goldstein's visceral arrival to her crucible pays off with a calming honesty."
THE GAME'S AFOOT: OR, HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS at City Lights Theater Company
"And the magical surprises are saved for the comic work of City Lights newcomer Goldstein as the intrepidly slimy Daria, who delivers on some legit jump scares, implementing those with horrid glee."
"Standout performances include Gabriella Goldstein (who takes the role of Daria and embraces the character's fatal dramatic bent with such evident delight that her energy is contagious)."
THE BIRDS at Altadena Playhouse
"We meet novelist Diane played by the gifted actor Gabriella Goldstein who has taken refuge in the rustic home."
"Goldstein gives an emotional performance that at times makes her as evil as the Birds trying to kill her."
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at Los Altos Stage Company
"Germaine (as is the woman in Picasso's painting of the Lapin Agile) is both thoughtful and insightful as well as beautiful and sexy, with Gabriella Goldstein excellently portraying the combination."
"Gabriella Goldstein, as Germaine, is a force of comedic timing and reaction, ramping up to a stellar monologue as she lambasts Picasso for his, shall we say, irreparable treatment of the fairer sex."
THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Palo Alto Players
". . . a strong core of performers who can reach the heights of the drama, led by a smart, passionate turn by Gabriella Goldstein as Olympe."
- Bay Area Plays
A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Palo Alto Players
"Ms. Grier (Goldstein) . . . fills the room with a palpable intensity that comes in waves of determination, bargaining, plotting, loving, groveling, and veracity. Ms. Grier delivers her dialogue . . . with a commanding eloquence that makes Mr. Hnath's lines sing with rhythm and intensity."
- Marc Gonzalez, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle
"With a huge line load at Nora, Gabriella Grier (Goldstein) makes her words sizzle throughout the play."
"Nora (elegant, forceful Gabriella Grier (Goldstein)) explains... a sensitive production with outstanding acting--Bravo!"
"Gabriella Grier (Goldstein) powerfully and passionately makes Nora's case . . . Both Gabriella Grier (Goldstein) and Judith Miller are extraordinarily splendid in their separate portrayals of two women who have very different outlooks. . . a perfectly cast set of actors"
METAMORPHOSES at The Pear Theatre
"standouts include Gabriella Goldstein"
- The Mercury News and East Bay Times