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WHITE PEARL

What’s gratifying on this occasion is the convergence on a mainstream Washington stage of so many potent actresses of Asian descent: The unifying adjective for their work, under the direction of Desdemona Chiang, is ferocious. Parasuraman makes of company head Priya a stately fount of arrogance and entitlement.

- Peter Marks, The Washington Post

Each actress is more formidable than the next: Parasuraman has a biting sharpness as Singh, and she plays nicely off Doo.

- DC Theatre Scene

THE WOLVES

- DC Theatre Scene

Parasuraman etched some of the best moments I’ve experienced in theater this year as the indelible #8 in Studio Theatre’s surprisingly moving The Wolves.

The entire cast is solid, but personal favorite moments include [...] any of the priceless utterances of Parasuraman’s #8, the goofy one who makes observations of the gloriously inane kind.

- DC Metro Theater Arts

In addition, put Shanta Parasuraman (#8) on the honor roll.

- Peter Marks, The Washington Post

POINT A TO POINT B

Parasuraman does a stellar job complementing the actors, using an impressive range of instruments to create the various sound effects and melodies throughout the show.

- DC Metro Theater Arts

OTHER LIFE FORMS

Parasuraman has the makings of a fine screwball comedienne.

- Metro Weekly

NOT ENUF LIFETIMES

Shanta Parasuraman gives a quietly powerful turn as Manjit. While she mostly spends the play as an exasperated foil to Ian’s naïve dreamer, she adds needed steadiness as almost the only calm presence inside an emotional powder keg.

- DC Metro Theater Arts

YENTL

Shanta Parasuraman, in multiple roles including playing the guitar, leads off one of the most intense musical numbers in the show, “I Hate Girl Things.” Her voice has just the right level of classical sound and pop modern edge to really set a blaze beneath this tune.

- Theatre Bloom

MS. MARVEL

Parasuraman’s lovely performance as Kamala Khan is by far the best thing about this audio production. Her voice is perfect for the role, and its energy and youthful wonder (and age-appropriate snark) had me glued to my headphones.

- The Mary Sue

ELLA ENCHANTED

Parasuraman was the comedic genius of the show. The entire audience was laughing out loud almost every time she spoke a line. She made Olive hilarious as the greedy sister with no need for pretense. Parasuraman as Olive had no filter and said whatever came into her head, much to our amusement.

- MD Theatre Guide

Daniels, Lewis, and Parasuraman were an excellent trio of awful, but funny, step-family. Parasuraman’s Olive was especially entertaining. She played the role of simpleton so earnestly that she was practically loveable.

- DC Metro Theater Arts