"At the height of Burke's epic net narrative... we are faced with a seemingly insignificant sound, uttered casually by the wildly mesmerizing Nikki Calonge."
— Ariel Stess, Culturebot on PIONEERS!#GOFORTH
"The deadpan-hilarious Ms. Calonge — a director of ANIMALS...— is one of the best things about 'Chase.'"
— Laura Collins-Hughes, New York Times on Chase: What Matters Most?
"The first character we meet is played virtuosically by ANIMALS core member, Nikki Calonge, a rigorous performer with intense physical commitment. Her striking entrance sets an impressive precedent..."
— Jackie Danziger, Stagebuddy.com on Chase: What Matters Most?
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"...Calonge’s piece is sensual, with four women on stage singing, dancing, relating to themselves and to each other in seamless then shocking transitions."
— Morgan Green, Culturebot on She Counts Her Dresses
"...a tough cookie in the most adorable way..."
— Katarina Hybenova, Bushwick Daily on In the Pony Palace/FOOTBALL
ANIMALS are in Interview Magazine -- read about "The Baroness is the Future"!
— Alexis Soloski, The Village Voice on Black Wizard/Blue Wizard
ANIMALS are Paper Magazine's Beautiful People!
"Nikki Calonge is impressive as the daughter, a mute girl named Birdie whose longing for companionship from someone other than her mother is palpable."
— Martin Denton, nytheatre.com on A Play on War
"Strong work from a committed ensemble—particularly a heartbreaking Nikki Calonge—boosts us from amused disbelief (are those storm troopers in diapers?) into bewildered admiration and delight."
— Helen Shaw, TimeOut NY on A Play on War
"Nikki Calonge as the silent but manic daughter Birdie is endearingly genuine."
— Mitch Montgomery, Backstage on A Play on War
"Calonge masters this character, mixing childlike fantasy with extreme dorkiness."
— Kristin Hoffmann, nytheater.com on The Office and the Metal Blob
"...her ability to give distinctive energy to the wide variety of objects she utilizes, ranging from fans to florescent lights, is certainly one of the reasons why this device is so effective."
— Mitchell Conway, nytheater.com on Death of a Salesman