Raves for Second Wind


  • Vigilance “Second Wind Productions has a winner of a show in Vigilance a gripping drama about friendship, modern living, revenge and justice. (Leslie Katz, San Francisco Examiner ) “If you care about new theatre, you will certainly find that this is a company and a playwright to watch.” (Charles Kruger, / TheatreStorm / Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle)
  • The Gravedigger’s Tango “A cool literary thriller… Second Wind’s presentation boasts food for thought on many levels… fascinating philosophical themes and characters with passion.” (Leslie Katz, San Francisco Examiner ) “Walker’s keen sensitivity to relationships and the powerful manner in which he excavates issues like mortality and euthanasia ground the play in the realm of the distinctly modern.” (Nirmala Nataraj, SF Bay Guardian)
  • A Beautiful Home for the Incurable “A zany, well-crafted hit: terrifically delineated off-the-wall characters, perfectly portrayed by competent, emotionally-present actors, funny dialogue, and an empathetic hero you care about.” (Linda Ayres-Frederick, SF Bay Times)
  • Master Harold… and the Boys “One of the most affecting dramas of the last 50 years, done right.” (Michael Scott Moore, SF Weekly ) E-Pick (The SF Weekly) “An altogether impressive treatment that shows small theater at its best… unswervingly honest and wrenching.” (Robert Avila, SF Bay Guardian)
  • The Stone Trilogy “Ian Walker’s Trilogy is stunning… and much more. A riveting, emotional journey. It’s rare to find such fine theatre in a small place.” (Wanda Sabir, SF Bay View )
  • Ghost in the Light “An unheralded little gem… sumptuous… handsomely mounted. Terrific writing. ” (Douglas Gordy, The Slant ) Hot Ticket (The San Francisco Bay Times)
  • The Blood Knot: “Intelligent… lively… devastating. Director Mark Jenkins has staged a remarkable show.” (Kate Boyd, The Colorado Daily) “Riveting. Stunningly poignant. Near flawless.” “Four Stars.” (Sandra Dillard-Rosen, The Denver Post) “Delightful… an emotional roller coaster ride.” (Dianne Zuckerman, The Boulder Daily Camera)
  • Ceremonies in Dark Old Men: “Merits more than passing mention in print.” “Directed with searching clarity.”( The Rocky Mountain News)
  • Sizwe Bansi Is Dead: “Recipient of the C.U. Boulder Outreach Award to tour Colorado representing outstanding arts affiliated with the University of Colorado. “Surpassed expections….” (Eulipions Cultural Center, Denver).