“I went into They, Themself, and Schmerm weirdly expecting Blackwell to attempt to summarize their trans experience but instead, Blackwell opens their story up until we the audience can fit inside with them.”
-Suzette Smith, The Portland Mercury
“…bust-a-gut funny, make-you-cry moving, and one of the most compassionate pieces of theatre I've ever seen.
-Krista Garver, Broadway World Portland
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-Daniel Lyons, Huffington Post
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-Jess Barbagallo, The Brooklyn Rail
"They, Themself, and Schmerm is – to my mind – an affirmation of value attained via an acceptance of a tangled life spent coloring outside the lines. And it is an affirmation that feels important to witness."
"Blackwell is remarkable in their ability to be opinionated and forceful, while being open, conscientious, and curious at the same time."
-Russell Janzen, Medium
"...despite your strict warning that nothing you said should inform our understanding of the LGBT community, your audience emerged from the theater last night with a greater awareness of a sociocultural transformation underway..."
-Amber Power, BOMB Magazine
"Blackwell’s They, Themself and Schmerm sucker punches its way out of the one-person show genre, gifting the audience not only VIP access to the life of a talented trans actor, but also an education."
-Sarah Matusek, New York Theatre Review