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"Sanders has had all the fixings to have become a star with the right casting in the wrong kind of movies. Consistently inventive and a true original, he brings a swashbuckling indifference to his recalcitrantly lost soul here, and he wraps his line readings in conspicuously conscious wit even as he projects a comically terminal cluelessness with a panicked denial of his own sense of fateful purpose. For this performance alone, The Whiskey Maiden is utterly riveting." - Myron Meisel

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EXIT STRATEGY

"Sanders is slow and methodical in his choices. The hand gestures are sublime, ambling a western motif, and a Ben Johnson style of acting….And, that is only to add to an already remarkable performance." - Joe Straw #9

 

 

SUNNY AFTERNOON

"As Fritz, Darrett Sanders offers damn near the best performance of the year; every line drips with a rich background that the script does not afford."    Stage and Cinema - Tony Frankel

 

"Sanders, who so disappears into the speak-softly-but-carry-a-big-stick “good ol’ boy” Police Captain Fritz that you might want to pinch yourself to believe what you’re seeing is a brilliant actor at work and not the real thing." - Stage Scene LA

 

"Actor, Darrett Sanders, as Captain Fritz, especially shines in this production of Sunny Afternoon and for me, the story is his".

- Colin Mitchell

 

"Darrett Sanders becomes Captain William Fritz so convincingly there's not an instant when you can detect even a hint of acting."

 

 

GENERAL SHERMAN's HOLLOW BODY

"retired Civil War general and total-warfare architect William Tecumseh Sherman (a resplendent Darrett Sanders)."

STAGE RAW - Bill Raden

 

SCREAM OF THE BIKINI

“Darrett Sanders exudes the perfect hammy flair as Gregorio Peck as man-of-the-world Humberto, while nicely deadpanning some of the film’s funniest lines.” - J.B. SPINS

 

WRECK OF THE UNFATHOMABLE

"Sanders exhibits a sozzled charm as the dipsomaniacal Avram,” - VARIETY

 

"But the real find is Darrett Sanders as the alcoholic ship's captain, stumbling around the stage with fearless comic bluster. His slurred line readings provide this misconceived play with its most coherent moments." - LA TIMES

 

 

HAVE YOU SEEN ALICE

"His swaggering Leatherman nearly walks off with the show. " - LA WEEKLY

 

"a spectacularly bizarre Darrett Sanders." - BACKSTAGE

 

KILL ME, DEADLY

“Darrett Sanders is spot-on as the amiable goon Louie.” - VARIETY

 

A BREEZE FROM THE GULF

"He plays Michael as a sensitive youth--innocent, not stupid, as older actors sometimes play youth. And when the older Michael confronts all the family demons, Sanders can turn on a dime in his portrayal of conflicting emotions." - DENVER WESTWORLD

 

 

THE WHISKEY MAIDEN

"It is worth seeing just to witness Darett Sanders do his thing. He is right up there for me when it comes to the best and brightest of LA Theater’s actors and he brings inventiveness, authenticity and a tremendous power to everything he does." -Colin Mitchell / Bitter Lemons

 

 

Sanders has had all the fixings to have become a star with the right casting in the wrong kind of movies. Consistently inventive and a true original, he brings a swashbuckling indifference to his recalcitrantly lost soul here, and he wraps his line readings in conspicuously conscious wit even as he projects a comically terminal cluelessness with a panicked denial of his own sense of fateful purpose. For this performance alone, The Whiskey Maiden is utterly riveting. - Myron Meisel

 

 

RIO HONDO

"As McGraw, Darrett Sanders manages to be incredibly funny without cracking a smile. "  - Arts in LA

 

"Sanders delivers a terrific deadpan performance in the style of the stoic John Wayne-type Western hero, with his character memorably described as "the world's most incompetent pacifist,"  Stage Raw

 

The infallibly on-point Darrett Sanders plays Burt McGraw, a world-weary ex-sheriff and gunslinger who wants to hang up his gun  LA WEEKLY