Around the World in 80 Days
       
     
Lunatics & Actors
       
     
Hot 'N' Throbbing
       
     
Off the Kings Road
       
     
What of the Night
       
     
Seven Seductions of Taylor Swift
       
     
How I Learned to Drive
       
     
In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play
       
     
Taming of the Shrew
       
     
Lord Blackberry's Apocalypse
       
     
Cloud 9
       
     
Around the World in 80 Days
       
     
Around the World in 80 Days

directed by Allison Bibicoff

Matrix Theatre

Lunatics & Actors
       
     
Lunatics & Actors

directed by Jeremy Aluma - Four Clowns

"The charismatic Thaddeus Shafer commands the stage as Dr. Duchenne du Boulogne as he alternately charms the audience and controls his three straightjacketed Lunatics."

- Broadway World

Hot 'N' Throbbing
       
     
Hot 'N' Throbbing

directed by Carly D. Weckstein - Illyrian Players in association w Watts Village Theater Company

"Among the ensemble Thaddeus Shafer as Charlene’s violent alcoholic husband Clyde shines through."

- STAGE RAW

"Focused, often funny, finally horrible and heartbreaking. It's not easy to be part of this moden -- and, alas, timeless -- tragedy. But it's worth it. If we don't do this with our theatre, what are we doing?

- THEATRE GHOST

Off the Kings Road
       
     
Off the Kings Road

directed by Amy Madigan - The Odyssey

"Solid Thaddeus Shafer, notable for his excellent recent work with the Illyrian Players."

-LOS ANGELES TIMES

What of the Night
       
     
What of the Night

*Nominated for Best Performance by an Ensemble, Ovation Awards

directed by Caitlin Hart - The Vagrancy

"As Ray, Shafer is electric, with a chilling sexuality built on palpable despair."

-STAGE RAW

Seven Seductions of Taylor Swift
       
     
Seven Seductions of Taylor Swift

*Nominated for Best Solo Performance, Hollywood Fringe Festival

dir. Amin El Gamal

New York International Fringe Festival

Hollywood Fringe Festival

"Who could resist?"

-NEW YORK POST

"Sweet & sour."

-NEW YORK TIMES

"It is a masterful performance precisely because it's a show that refuses to take itself seriously, but at the same time is more insightful than you might expect."

-CHARGED.FM

"While Shafer has built a name for pursuing more serious roles... he excels within this laugh-inducing comedy"

-THEATRE IS EASY

 

How I Learned to Drive
       
     
How I Learned to Drive

*Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Stage Raw Awards.

dir. Carly Weckstein

Illyrian Players

"Weckstein's staging is firmly founded on the remarkable talents of Shafer, whose knife-edged portrayal of Peck strikes a profoundly unsettling balance between sympathetic compassion, and the hint of something "off" just beneath the surface."

-STAGE RAW

"He delicately crafts a man who has barely survived... Shafer always shows us, subtly, that Peck’s genuine love and his specious assurances deceive him ... By the end, he has taken us far from easy judgment and socially approved hatred to a much different, more painful place."

-THEATRE GHOST

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play
       
     
In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play

dir. Alexis Jacknow

Theatre Union

 

Taming of the Shrew
       
     
Taming of the Shrew

dir. Carly Weckstein

Illyrian Players

Lord Blackberry's Apocalypse
       
     
Lord Blackberry's Apocalypse

dir. Caitlin Bower

Illyrian Players

"lead by Shafer's tortured, riveting performance."

-LA WEEKLY

Cloud 9
       
     
Cloud 9

dir. Carly Weckstein

Illyrian Players

"pitch-perfect ensemble... delivers both the play's riotous burlesque and its potent poignancy with equal aplomb."

-LA WEEKLY