Anne Stockton

Actor | Writer | SAG-AFTRA | AEA

Press

THE SPEED QUEEN

Women Center Stage Festival at the Culture Project

both satisfying and frightening …she’s captured Marjorie’s innocence and insanity
—Stewart O’Nan   (author of the novel THE SPEED QUEEN)

Performed by the remarkable Anne Stockton …this is a daring piece of theater. Marjorie is a fascinating creation …Austin Pendleton has directed the play with a keen understanding of the humanity within the monster
—The Siegel Column – TheaterMania.com

Stockton’s adaptation of Stewart O’Nan’s novel is spot-on …the story is fascinating …her accent and physicalization is everything you’d expect from a woman bent on saving her life down to the last few minutes …there is a great story here.  
—NY THEATRE.com

THE SPEED QUEEN

New Jersey Rep

Few encounters are as rewarding as an audience with the ‘Queen’
—Peter Filichia – THE STAR LEDGER

…the performer-playwright is the show, attacking the material with laser focus and a knowing sense of the currents that course beneath the most “ordinary” American lives. If “The Speed Queen” is any indicator, a Stockton presentation detailing her real-life career experiences in psychiatry and law enforcement would be a hot and harrowing ticket.
—Tom Chesek – ASBURY PARK PRESS

The Speed Queen may trigger memories of the films I Want to Live, the story of Barbara Graham (with Susan Hayward), the first woman to die in an electric chair, and Monster, about serial killer Aileen Wournos (Charlize Theron). But The Speed Queen stands apart from these ill-fated women’s stories for its unapologetic resolve to not encourage our empathy and without casting a rosy glow around its anti-heroine.
—Simon Saltzman – CURTAIN UP

She brings variety, vigor, and conviction to her portrayal …an entertaining and fast paced ride
—Bob Rendell – TALKIN’ BROADWAY.COM

THE SPEED QUEEN

Midtown International Theatre Festival – Winner Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show

Compelling and engaging …a solid portrayal of a desensitized society and wasted youth.
—Rachel Royan – SHOW BUSINESS

She portrays this decadent and destructive character with humanity and dignity …She becomes a tragic victim that we can empathize and root for. Wholly enjoyable and rather thrilling – left me wanting to know more – I feel lucky to have seen this production and I’m glad there is a book.
—Li Murillo – MNN – HIGH DRAMA

I WON’T BE IN ON MONDAY

Off the Wall Productions – Carnegie, PA

From a script standpoint, the play is nearly flawless, and Stockton’s progression from a self-possessed yet visibly unbalanced woman is extraordinarily subtle. …Stockton’s performance is resilient and unwavering…
—Eva Phillips – PITTSBURGH IN THE ROUND

Stockton presents Nikki’s unraveling under pressure with sensitivity and subtlety: she’s made a study of people like Nikki, and she gets the details right.
—Wendy Arons – THE PITTSBURGH TATLER

…an intense character study …there are some powerful moments to her performance.
—Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli – ‘BURGH VIVANT)