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Nice Girl

“Jo is portrayed with fine delicacy by Diane Davis ... Ms. Davis has a fine sense of the tentative rhythms of her characters’ interaction, which is pocked with silences that resonate with feeling.

— Charles Isherwood, The New York Times


Two years ago, Diane Davis made a powerful impression as the obscenely monstrous daughter of a retired couple in The Model Apartment. As the title character in Melissa Ross’s absorbing Nice Girl, she’s equally persuasive—less shocking but subtle and touching—as a very different woman at odds with her elderly mother. Davis pulls off the difficult feat of making shyness dramatically compelling, suggesting wheels of emotion turning behind the mostly placid surface.”

— Adam Feldman, Time Out Magazine

Model Apartment

The play wouldn’t have the impact it does without Diane Davis, as the daughter, who gives as vivid and harrowing a portrayal of mental illness as any I’ve seen onstage. She’s a merciless monster in pink sweatpants: scary, relentless, mesmerizing ...

— Richard Zoglin, Time Magazine


Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

“Diane Davis gives a simply extraordinary performance”

— Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


... a heat-exuding Diane Davis ...

— Heidi Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

American Daughter

delivered with precisely calibrated, escalating fury by Diane Davis during Williamstown Theatre Festival’s handsome, strongly acted production.

— Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

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