BUYER & CELLAR
WINNER 2015 Desert Theatre League Award
Best Actor in a Comedy
"Collins turns in a terrific performance in this energetic exercise…Twisting his face and modifying his voice, Collins slips in and out of Barbra effortlessly…Collins maintains his intimate connection with the audience, even while undergoing his character's own personal trauma. He possesses an unquenchable supply of energy, both physical and intellectual." - LA Times
Laguna Beach Playhouse - Laguna Beach, CA - 2016
"If they’d let Emerson Collins be nominated for all the male and female characters he portrays, he could win Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress awards." - Desert Sun
"Only a versatile actor can successfully negotiate this show's schizophrenic goofiness. Mr. Collins, a boyish-looking veteran of stage, film, and television as both an actor and producer, is certainly versatile, as well as energetic.
Emerson Collins succeeds in getting the audience to suspend disbelief to the point that I often did not notice that there was only one individual on stage. The bon mots fly, and Mr. Collins delivers them perfectly."
- Broadway World
"The execution is as brilliant as the idea. Collins moves in and out of characters as if he's changing coats. There's a plethora of laughs, but Collins also mines the drama." - Desert Sun
"Emerson Collins as Alex is first-rate…Collins needn’t worry about his career in real life. He has pulled off being a one-man band with aplomb, assuring himself many more rounds of standing ovations."
- Laguna Beach Indy
Coyote Stageworks - Palm Springs, CA
Regional Theatre Premiere - 2015
"Collins immediately grabs the audience and never lets us go. He keeps everyone on the edge of their seats with his rapid-fire delivery, instantly morphing from character to character - with no props, wigs or costume changes, do you mind. For almost two hours, without intermission, he bounces, slides, flops, struts, flirts, sashays and even dances.
The brilliance is breathtaking.
Emerson has a masterful command of facial expressions, amazing body language and - so rare for many actors - a fantastic use of gestures. Like in hula, his hands tell the story. It’s fun; it’s fascinating; it’s overwhelming to watch him work." - Coachella Valley Independent
"Emerson Collins is truly adorable. He’s witty, personable and very engaging. Collins ability to transform into Barbara for the dialogues with himself, was very funny and performed with obvious skill. He made me laugh and truly enjoy that fictional relationship."
- Coachella Valley Weekly