Reviews of Axial Production

About 'Nectar'

Craig Lucas, Obie-award winning playwright, New York Film Critics award-winning screenwriter as well as an actor and director of stage and screen, says:

 “In Katie Baldwin Eng’s marvelous play Nectar, love, longing & sex lead to their inevitable destination as in life... Seldom has a writer so trusted the logic and veracity of her dream. There is enough in Nectar to occupy a fleet of Jungian analysts for lifetimes. Devouring passion and irrevocable loss join hands with the urgency of young lovers seizing their only chance to do what lovers must do. Nectar insists upon itself with that same drive. How does Two become One? That is the eternal question.”  

Josh Hecht, Drama Desk award-winning director & artistic director of Profile Theatre, calls Nectar,

 "A magical, poignant, funny new play, full of a wistful, even nostalgic sense of romance and loss while also holding space for a hopeful future."  

About KBE


Katie's most recent play All That Glitters has been made into a soon to be released short film American Daddy, directed by Yaara Sumeruk and starring Meg MacCary and Jen Taher.  Her award-winning play Nectar will have its premiere at Axial Theatre in November 2017.  Passage of Dreams, with composer Jeff Tang, was developed at Minneapolis’ Playlabs, premiered at Minneapolis' Theater Latte Da, and was reviewed as “a deeply evocative piece that ebbs and flows between the commonplace and the transcendent with uncommon grace.” Her musical adaptation, with composer James Rubio,  of George Macdonald’s story The Day Boy and The Night Girl,  was a finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award, received a workshop production at Indiana University's Premiere Musicals and premiered at Spirit of Broadway in CT. DISORDER: A Mother-Daughter Vaudeville, with composer Gihieh Lee and lyricist Julianne Wick Davis, was part of William Finn's Musical Theater Lab at Barrington Stage Company. Her work has also been seen at The Bridewell Theater in London, New Georges, City Center, HERE Arts Center, and Dixon Place, among others. She has a BA in religious studies from Brown University and an MFA from NYU's Musical Theater Writing Program. She was 2010 Dramatist Guild Fellow.