Shayna Blass

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Guitan’s first-rate performance is matched by Shayna Blass as Maxine’s soldier sister, Willamena “Billie” Hunter. Blass conveys Billie’s anger with visceral force.
— Baltimore Sun
Ms. Blass plays Magdalene sometimes with fire, sometimes with stubborn resistance, sometimes with simple love.
— -as Mary 2 in Passion Play | DC Metro Theatre Arts

Breakout Performance Award 2014 for Yentl in MD Theatre Guide

"By the time the Washington, D.C., theater scene’s 2014-2015 season comes to a close, Shayna Blass might take top honors as its MVP." - You Should Know Interview for Washington Jewish Week

Shayna Blass imbues her three Marys Magdelene with soulful conviction
— as Mary 2 in Passion Play | Washington Post
The story has enough charm and this Yentl, played by a convincingly gender-blurring Shayna Blass, enough presence to stand on their own.
— as Yentl in Yentl | Washington Post
Blass captivates in the title role, playing the character’s fiery conviction and frustrated confusion with equal panache; she manages to be utterly convincing
— Washingtonian Magazine
Shayna Blass embodies a young person’s passion kept within the impossible constraints of social custom, conventional propriety, and religious law...Blass’s performance is extraordinarily nuanced.
— as Yentl in Yentl | DC Metro Theatre Arts
Blass, as the title character, gives a revolutionary performance...Mastering what it means to hide ones’ self inside of a constructed fictitious figment, Blass gives the performance of the season in this role.
— As Yentl in Yentl | TheatreBloom
Blass’s fidgety, sarcastic Izzy, clad in quirky bohemian attire, enlivens scenes and provides welcome comic relief while rounding out the picture of frustrating family dynamics.
— As Izzy in Rabbit Hole | Washington Post