Costa gives notes during a dress rehearsal for “Cabaret”

She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff – Davidson College

“Director Ann Marie Costa and her youthful, likeable cast have read the Maraczek Parfumerie employee handbook: Everything they do is calculated to please.” –The Charlotte Observer

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner – Davidson College

“…[Ann Marie Costa is] a textbook lesson in the importance of directors with vision.” –The Charlotte Observer

“…director Ann Marie Costa gets incredible, threshold-of-revelation performances from nearly all of her gifted cast.”–Creative Loafing, Charlotte

Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein – Davidson College

“The ‘Tradition,’ ‘To Life,’ and ‘Dream’ ensembles are all spectacular […] Fiddler on the Roof isn’t merely a cultural touchstone. It’s a masterful chronicle of a bygone world on the brink of modernity, destined to disappear.”–Creative Loafing, Charlotte

Lady Windemere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde – Washington University

“Ann Marie Costa’s direction is consistently right-on: the tempo is brisk but varies enough to keep us attentive. Her interpretations of motive and her refusal to explain everything are wonderfully tasteful pieces of theatrical reasoning.” –Riverfront Times

Desire Under the Elms by Eugene O’Neill and Françoise Morvan – Washington University

“Ann Marie Costa has assembled a remarkably strong cast and directed them with great feeling. Costa moves the play from its initial crude buffoonery to a pointed and moving conclusion with a sure sense of pace and use of action.” –Harry Weber

Strider by Mark Rozovsky, Robert Kalfin, S. Vetkin, and Steve Brown – University of Pittsburgh

“[…] the energetic, organic life that “Strider” displays on stage suggests that the most important guiding hand has been that of director Ann Marie Costa.” –Pittsburgh Post-Gazette