Small Membership

 

Small Membership is one of the 28 shows to check out at the Fringe Festival!”

                                                       - TimeOut New York


Small Membership counters with one of the most nuanced meditations on body image pressures and sexuality standards imposed on men. … Brilliantly biting dark humor pierces the play… Della Ventura eschews the cheap laughs and brings so much vulnerability and candor to Matt.”

                                     - Emily Shire, The Daily Beast


“He’s crafted a brutally honest meditation… there’s a menacing, disturbing undertow that churns just beneath the funny. And it’s a wonder to behold. …Mark’s sensitive performance is as chilling as it is riveting.”

                           - David Kennerley, Gay City News


“With a Stan Laurel squint and grin, Della Ventura once again proves to be adept at portraying affable teddy bears who are intelligent, funny and engaging.”

          - Bill Hirschman, Florida Theatre On Stage


“…Della Ventura… has the happy demeanor that makes him instantly likeable on stage. … His smoothness belies his age.”

                                  - Roger Martin, MiamiArtZine


“Boldly and Brutally Honest! … It’s a man’s play that women will love!”

                           - Ron Levitt, Florida Media News/                                                        ENV Magazine

Brothers Beckett

 “Della Ventura’s Doug is simply an inspired creation: a goofball savant who seems dimwitted about social niceties, but is surprisingly perceptive and empathetic about emotional matters.”

          - Bill Hirschman, Florida Theatre On Stage


“Della Ventura, whose Doug is a caring friend, a nut case and a recurring sight gag, pretty much gallops off with the show, earning the loudest applause and craziest cheers.”

                     - Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald


“And if you're standing up for Sirois, you'd better be jumping on your chairs for Della Ventura. He's an actor, who, like Sirois, is a master of comic timing. But more than that, once you see him on stage you want to be his best friend. I guess that's called stage presence. A gift from the gods, indeed.”

                                  - Roger Martin, MiamiArtZine

roomies

 “I can guarantee you one thing when you see a play written by Mark Della Ventura; you'll get the truth, feelings be damned… It's an ingenious play about love, lust, ambition and lies, all the staples, and the first half is ankle deep in wickedly funny jokes. …makes you wonder how one as young as Mark Della Ventura… gained this level of maturity in his writing.”

                                  - Roger Martin, MiamiArtZine


roomies seems brutally real and honest… Any worthwhile playwright should write about what he knows best, and Della Ventura, who was praised for his honesty for his one-person show earlier this year… has done it again with roomies.”

                           - Ron Levitt, Florida Media News/                                                        ENV Magazine


“…between Della Ventura's brilliantly observed dialogue… roomies has an eavesdropping feel…”

          - Bill Hirschman, Florida Theatre On Stage

The Last Schwartz

 “My eyes often drifted back to Simon, though… We get real Method-style immersion from Della Ventura, who disappears into this part better than he ever has before; it’s a testament to his abilities that even though he does very little onstage, we miss him the moment he leaves it.

                             - John Thomason, Boca Magazine

Coyote on a Fence

 “Both Graham's writing and Della Ventura's masterful performance keep the play from becoming a clear-cut study of guilt and innocence.”

                     - Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald


“Della Ventura (is) fascinating as Bobby.”

                                  - Roger Martin, MiamiArtZine

Bad Jews

 “Quiet Jonah, played in an utterly convincing and naturalistic way by Della Ventura, refuses to engage in the cousin histrionics.”

                     - Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald


“Mark Della Ventura has the least number of lines as Jonah, but he is absolutely just as effective playing the gentle soul who seemingly is a slacker disconnected from everything.”

          - Bill Hirschman, Florida Theatre On Stage