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Leo Hubbard, The Little Foxes
Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Feb. - Mar. 2019

“One of the best-acted productions in recent memory, this ensemble of actors is the finest assembled in several seasons… Ciszewski once again shows why he’s one of the most promising young actors on the Boston theater scene.” - digBoston

“An all-star cast… Weaselly Leo [is] captured dead-on by Michael John Ciszewski.” - Joyce’s Choices

“A stellar cast… After portraying a swaggering, conceited Smee in Hub Theatre Company of Boston’s Peter and the Starcatcher last year, Ciszewski brings his quite fittingly scene-chewing charisma to the smarmy Leo Hubbard.” - The Sleepless Critic

“There’s top-notch acting all around… Ciszewski nicely captures the dandy attitude of Leo.” - Edge Media Boston

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Smee, Peter and the Starcatcher
Hub Theatre Company of Boston, Nov. 2018

The true joy of the show falls to the comical relief in the form of the iconic Captain Hook and his flamboyant underling Smee, played by Michael John Ciszewski. Their performances were outstandingly animated and vibrant, true to their foppish origins, and consistently stole the show with subtle adult jokes and boisterous monologues that left the audience in both a state of shock and laughter.” - The Suffolk Journal

“Truly special... a lovely treat! Smee and Black Stache really stole the show as they tip-toe between a comedic duo and a very, very gay couple.” - The Tech

Black Stache and Smee are deliciously campy as the villainous pirates... They manage to get their teeth into every set piece in sight (and maybe even a few backstage) yet never become irritating. Even their most stale jokes and puns manage to elicit laughs.” - Edge Media Network

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Titania, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Apollinaire Theatre Company, July 2018

“I love everything about this production, and that includes its first-rate cast... The genders of Oberon and Titania have been flipped for this production (if fairies have genders at all)—Michael John Ciszewski is a delicious Titania, the fairy queen who has been reimagined as, well, a big queen.” - digBoston

Michael John Ciszewski’s preening Titania is among the few I have ever seen who refuses the role of passive victim. This queen has more enough enchanted pizazz to throttle Oberon, which she does on a couple of occasions.” - ArtsFus

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Chorus, Antigone
Flat Earth Theatre, March 2018

“I hope that Elbert Joseph, Emily Elmore, and Michael John Ciszewski–who performed masterfully in both spoken English and American Sign Language–feel very proud of the contributions they are making to the theatre community with their bold and intricate interpretation of a Greek Chorus.” - New England Theatre Geek

“A sinuously entrancing chorus [consisting of] Elbert Joseph, Michael John Ciszewski, and Emily Elmore - The Boston Globe