One Red Flower 

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“ ‘Red Flower’ grows into a profound journey…Ken Sawyer directs with a good eye for the visually poignant moment. More, he keeps the episodic structure and powerful emotions from slopping over into melodrama.” 
PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE​



“…well-paced and varied, covering a range of combat experiences from moments that are exuberant…to those that are poignant and distressing…(Sawyer) creates a sense of connection among the men and enhances the dramatic tension, no small task for an evening of single person narratives woven together.”
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE​



“…(One Red Flower) has exceptional professional polish. Director Ken Sawyer has staged it superbly.”
PULP MAGAZINE​



“Paris Barclay was ‘overwhelmed’ with Carnegie Mellon's dress rehearsal of his musical, ‘One Red Flower: Letters from 'Nam,’ which opened last night. It had been staged before, but, he said, ‘never at this level.’ A professional production near Boston ‘may have spent more money, but it's never looked better than here -- it's technically A-level, with some unbelievable, thrilling moments.’ …The director here is Ken Sawyer, a young award-winner from Los Angeles, ‘the first director who's actually gotten it.’”
PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE (interview with Paris Barclay)

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