Acclaim for ‘All American Girl’

At the performance I attended, Annika Marks played Kathleen with astonishing skill and assurance, holding the audience spellbound with her command of character and text… Kudos to Ms Marks! (

Graf’s play, the tight direction of Anita Khanzadian, the sound design Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski and the mesmerizing performance of Annika Marks (alternating in the role with Jeanne Syquia) really have you on the edge of your seat… (Bruce Kimmel, Haines His Way)

Still, with Marks (who made a big-screen splash in 2012’s The Sessions and recurs on TV’s The Fosters) giving Katie layers of depth and complexity (in addition to creating multiple supporting characters and turning emotions on a dime when needed), Graf’s play is in such empathetic hands… (That Marks has mastered ninety nonstop minutes of dialog is in itself nothing short of astounding.) (Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA)

This entire evolution is portrayed over 90 minutes with a magnificence of the highest order by the richly talented Annika Marks.  She is required to display numerous voices and accents and demeanors and she delivers flawlessly… This is not an easy task to perform and perform well. Yet with the powerful written words from Wendy Graf, the brilliant performance by Annika Marks and the obviously superb direction by Anita Khanzadian “All American Girl” set the standard for dramatic theatre. (Ron Irwin,

‘All American Girl’ runs through Sunday, July 26 at the Lounge Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Below is a list of Annika’s remaining performances. For ticket information, please visit Brown Paper Tickets.

  • Tue. July 14th (8pm)
  • Thur. July 16th (8pm)
  • Sat. July 18th (8pm)
  • Wed. July 22nd (8pm)
  • Fri. July 24th (8pm)
  • Sun. July 26th (3pm)