"Manich was mainly concerned with exploring the protagonists’ inner worlds rather than delving into other issues such as power, politics and war. Her light directorial touch ensured she succeeded, keeping us riveted to the emotional concerns of the characters." [-The Australian]

"Ms. Manich’s staging was imaginative, freely mingling modern and antiquarian touches in the sets and costumes." [-New York Times]

Samson et Dalila 2016 (photo by Shane Bevel)

"Crystal Manich's lively staging meshes pathos and bathos with quirky touches." [-New York Times]