Taming of the Shrew

"The Kate-Petruchio romance plays fresher in the Water Works version, where Anne Marie Damman and Mitchell Koory find common ground much earlier than actors in most productions. Despite Petruchio's harsh methods, Kate sees in her suitor a way to get away from her father and sister and a tradition-bound world in which she doesn’t belong.

As Petruchio starves her and keeps her from sleep, she is willing to play his game, at least to a point. If her new husband wants to insist that the sun is really the moon or that a passing man is really a woman, she can comply — with the understanding that both know that they are in a farce." ~John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, Aug. 3, 2017


A Kiss at Christmastide (audiobook)

"Within her dialogue presentation, Ms. Damman turned Pippa from betrayed victim to survivor. Like an antique landscape come to life, the delivery added essence to an already magical romance." ~Isha Coleman, Audible review, Jan. 22, 2017


Confessions of a Predatory Lender (audiobook)

"A fine story well told. Anne Marie Damman's fine diction and subtle voice characterizations are the best icing on this story cake. Her pacing is perfect. She is a 5+ in my book, or should I say in my audio file?" ~Dennis Fleming, Audible review Oct. 16, 2013


Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo

"...In the coolly prim and bored domestic Ann, Damman proves a splendid partner for Peter; as they talk openly about every aspect of their marriage, possibly for the first time, she starts hitting notes of salaciousness that are both thrilling and humorous." ~Carolyn Hayes, The Rogue Critic, Detroit, Feb. 25, 2010


The Last Five Years

"...Yet the real gem here is Damman; not only does she live up to the more challenging — and intriguing — task of devolving the story, but she relatably exposes us to Cathy's simultaneous devotion and self-doubt with blistering candor." ~Carolyn Hayes, The Rogue Critic, Detroit, Jan. 4, 2010


The Diary of Anne Frank

"...Anne, Anne Marie Damman, is touchingly believable as the flighty early teen."  ~Robert Bethune, Encore Michigan, Feb. 18, 2009

"Anne Frank was played by Anne Marie Damman... with her energy, constant enthusiasm and dancing about, even with so little space to move in her tiny attic refuge.  This certainly must have been Anne Frank in the flesh." ~Ruth Crystal-Zaromp, The Monitor, Feb. 2009