Review: Tiny Ninja Theater
TheaterMania, 4/9/03
"There's something irresistibly charming about seeing Shakespeare's works performed by miniature plastic figurines."

Article: Small Actors Make Big Splash
Dramatics, 4/03
"As Yoda says, ‘You do or you do not; there is no try.’"

Review: Theatre Pick for Week of March 4, 3/4/03
"You think you've seen every twist on The Bard’s work humanly possible..."

Article: Fringe Hit Tiny Ninja Theater Returns to NYC
Playbill Online, 2/9/03
"Trevor Bigfoot as Mercutio — whose death scene has to be seen to be believed"

Article: Best of Charleston 2003
The Charleston City Paper, 1/03
"Readers Pick for Best Piccolo Spoleto Event"

Review: Shakespeare in a Shoebox
The Washington Post, 1/11/03
"Once you've seen its Romeo & Juliet, you'll want to come to back for figurine versions of Hamlet or Othello or whatever else." — Peter Marks

Review: Action Figure Genius
The Charleston City Paper, 10/02
"Quick, clever, and chock full of surprises, more than one audience member claimed that it even outperformed the hit interpretation of the Scottish play." — Colleen Reilly

Review: Freeze Frame
Creative Loafing Charlotte, 10/2/02
"I heartily recommend being among the lucky few when Weinstein & Co. return to Charlotte or Piccolo Spoleto." — Perry Tannenbaum
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Review: Tiny Version of Macbeth is Giant Entertainment
The Charlotte Observer, 9/22/02
"Fresh, funny, ingenious and original." — JoAnn Grose

Review: Tiny Ninja Theater
Hairline, 8/02
"Four Stars: Tiny Ninja Theater is a fantastic and unorthodox show which represents what many love about the Edinburgh Festival." — Simon Ferguson

Review: Bard Takes a Flyer
Sunday Herald, 8/25/02
"Four Stars: Shakespeare is as equally at home among the ridiculous, of course." — Tim Abrahams

Review: Tiny Ninja Theater presents Macbeth
The Scotsman, 8/19/02
"Must be seen to be believed. " — Paul Rhodes

Review: Macbeth
Three Weeks, 8/17/02
"If a definition of the Fringe is originality and artistic expression, then this 35 minute abbreviated version of Macbeth, with tiny plastic ninjas as a cast, must surely rank as an ultimate example." — Paul Cochrane

Review: Mr. Smiley Face Macbeth
The Guardian, 8/10/02
"Weinstein plays it dead straight and speaks the text rather better than some classically trained actors I have heard." — Lyn Gardner

Review: Mini-Cawdor Steals Hearts
The List, 8/8/02
"a marvel of theatrical innovation" — Catherine Bromley

Review: No Drams Required
Edinburgh Guide, 8/3/02
"This is the only one I’m recommending to all my friends and the only thing I think I’ll make a return trip to!" — Annabel Ingram

Article: Ninja-cized Bard
Charleston Post & Courier, 6/1/02

Article: Tiny Ninja Theater Returns to Charleston
The State, 5/31/02

Review: Action Figure Genius
The Charleston City Paper, 5/29/02

Review: Tiny Ninjas Take On Shakespeare's Giant Roles
Charleston Post & Courier, 5/29/02

Article: Oh Tiny Romeo
The Charleston City Paper, 5/02

Article: What's The Buzz
The Charleston City Paper, 5/02
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Article: Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day Solo
Time Out New York, 2/14/02
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Review: Massaker im Spielzeugland
Taz Bremen, 1/22/02
the babelfish translation

Article: Best of Charleston 2001
The Charleston City Paper, 1/02
"Best Use of Plastic Figurines in a Performance" jump to the good bits

Article: Shakespeare de Plástico
Revista 2K, 6/22/01
the babelfish translation

Piccolo's Prices Too Steep for Local Festival
The State, 6/10/01
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Spoleto Festival at 25
The New York Times, 6/5/01
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Tiny Ninjas Put Twist on the Bard
Charleston Post & Courier, 6/2/01

Tiny Ninjas Project Big Illusion
The Charleston City Paper, 5/29/01

Review: No Small Jokes, Just Small Actors
Charleston Post & Courier, 5/29/01

Article: Immediate Art
The Charleston City Paper, 5/01
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Article: Serious Shakespeare Takes But An Inch
The Charleston City Paper, 5/01

Review: Sightlines: Tom Waits in the Toilet
The Village Voice, 4/27/01

Article: All Is But Toys
Stage Directions, 3/01
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Article: The Bard's New Band of Merry Men Perform Macbeth
American Theater, 12/00

Article: Off-Off color: Toy Story
Time Out New York, 11/9/00
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Review: Street of Blood, Tiny Ninja Theater presents Macbeth
NEXT Magazine, 9/15/00
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Article: Is That a Ninja That I See Before Me?
Playbill Online, 8/30/00

Review: Oh, Forget the Money, Let's Dress Up and Play
The New York Times, 8/26/00
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Fringe Binge
Time Out New York, 8/24/00
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Review: Fringe Benefits
The Village Voice, 8/23/00
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Review: As The Bard Himself Might Put it..., 8/20/00

Review: Tiny Ninja Macbeth, Finally, Little Green Man, 8/18/00
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Article: Off-Off and Running
Time Out New York, 8/10/00
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village voiceIssue 333: February 14-21

• Stop dragging your heart around and head down to Kick Start My Heart, at the rocking Motor City Bar. Tonight, DJ Elise will spin all the best headbanger ballads. If you can't find Loverboy here, maybe it's time to stop looking.
Motor City Bar, 127 Ludlow between Delancey and Rivington Sts (212 358-1595). 10pm–4am. FREE.

• Think of the Gotham City Improv Theater's How We First Met show as a reconnaissance mission. Audience members will reveal how they hooked up with their better halves, and then their accounts will be used in the troupe's comedic scenes. You may not score a date, but you should get plenty of ideas on how to meet your match.
Gotham City Improv Theater, 158 W 23rd St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-367-8222). 8pm, $7.

• If you're inclined to skip the romance and get straight to the sex, join fellow cynics d'amour at the Wordsmiths Anti–Valentine's Day Massacre. The night will feature readings by authors Rachel Bussel, Ernie Conrick, Joe Maynard, Jen Banbury (who will share her short story "Lapdance") and Tara Litzky (with excerpts from her new book of erotic writing, The Motion of the Ocean). Halcyon, 227 Smith St between Butler and Douglass Sts, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn (718-260-9299). 7:30pm. FREE.

• If the last time you got a kiss was during a game of spin the bottle, then you need help making a love connection—and Romp at Cafè Deville just may be your Chuck Woolery. Start with an aphrodisiac-driven dinner, then get busy at a kissing booth staffed by porn star Pink and members of New York's Bravest. Once your pucker's back, join other guests in touchy-feely games like Pass the Orange and Twister.
Cafè Deville, 103 Third Ave at 13th St (212-477-4500). 10:30pm; dinner (optional) $35, reservations required.

• One of the pleasures of singledom is unmitigated self-indulgence. So hit the Lower East Side's Valentine's Day shopping bazaar, where local boutiques and restaurants—including M shop, David Owens Vintage, Forward, Harris Levy, and Russ & Daughters—will set up shop under one roof to sell their wares. If any guilt should arise, remind yourself that ticket proceeds benefit the Lower East Side Historical Restoration Fund.
Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts, 172 Norfolk St between Houston and Stanton Sts (212-246-6515). 6–10pm, $25.

• Looking to breed—er, find a mate? Then head to the Central Park Zoo's Jungle Love party, where zoo sexpert Dr. Dan Wharton will reveal secret mating rituals (does it matter that his expertise is with gorillas?). Those too evolved to take the doctor's advice can still have fun foraging for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and small talk.
Central Park Zoo, Fifth Ave at 64th St (212-439-6532). 6:30pm; $35, reservations required.

• Seeking someone who's intelligent, but childlike; a bit dangerous, yet a romantic at heart? You may find that mix at the Brooklyn Information and Culture Studio tonight. The Sink or Swim event will feature theatrical and musical performances, including choreographer Elise Knudson's Nest (an aerial duet on a trapeze) and a rendition of Shakespeare's sonnets by the hilarious Tiny Ninja Theatre (a troupe made up of miniature plastic figurines).
Strand Theater, 647 Fulton St, enter on Rockwell St between DeKalb and Fulton Sts, Fort Greene, Brooklyn (718-855-7882, ext 53). 7:30pm, $10.

• Those who prefer courtly love to coarse come-ons are bound to meet like-minded souls at Fiction Love, a showcase of romantic stories and poems from The New Yorker, read by Al Franken, among others.
The Cutting Room, 19 W 24th St between Broadway and Sixth Ave (212-691-1900). 8pm, $15.

• Before you even get his or her name, you'll know the babe in the corner at Rouge: Une Fête Bohème is loving—or at least compassionate, since proceeds from this party benefit God's Love We Deliver. This is no somber affair, though—the decor will conjure Paris and Berlin in the 1920s and '30s (think Moulin Rouge meets Cabaret), and will feature a DJ and live musical performances.
Chambers Hotel, 15 W 56th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-414-0306). 6–9pm; $60, advance tickets $50.

• It may not be the famous Love Ball of years past, but if Susanne Bartsch's Valentine's Day Party is even half the extravaganza of her earlier soirees, you're in for a good time. The doyenne of drinkland debauchery promises three floors of merriment, with music by DJs Robbie D, Troy Pierce and Sister Dimension. Expect Bartsch's renowned all-inclusive crowd, including sculpted go-go boys, the fiercest drag queens and folks just like you.
China Club, 268 W 47th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-398-3800). 10pm–4am, $20.

• Whether you're looking for love or just love to look, nothing beats catching some live music at a local bar. Tonight's March Records Anniversary Showcase features indie bands Kleenex Girl Wonder, Gary Olson, Skating Club and My Favorite, whose music invokes the Style Council and the Psychedelic Furs. With sounds like these, who really needs a hookup?
Brownies, 169 Ave A between 10th and 11th Sts (212-420-8392). 8pm, $10.—Elizabeth Barr

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