Gould’s Bernie, with her childlike speech and actions, is lovable.
–Samuel L. Leiter, Theater Pizzazz
BERNIE (STEPHANIE GOULD), ALTERNATELY DOCILE AND DEMANDING, RUDE AND SWEET, STUBBORN AND ACCOMMODATING, SETS THE PACE OF THE VINCOLOS’ EXISTENCE…THE CAST ESCHEWS ACTORLY FIREWORKS, STARTING WITH MS. GOULD, WHO HERSELF HAS A MILD FORM OF CEREBRAL PALSY AND DOES NOT SHY FROM BERNIE’S DIFFICULT SIDE.
—–Elisabeth Vincentelli –THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Playing the developmentally challenged title character Bernie, Stephanie Gould captures the innocence and charm of this young woman, sometimes with broad strokes, but always with sincerity and commitment. —Christopher Caz, TheaterScene.net
On Nicu’s Spoon Theater Company’s production of Shakespeare’s Richard III:
Stephanie Gould as Duchess of York and as Duke of Norfolk shined insight into two different roles, one female and one male, two different disabilities, two different physicalities, two different brains, all without being overt, flashy, over the top or anything other than real and in the moment. Each character was true and real and highly defined. Her very disciplined work ethic and considerable talent shone through every moment onstage
—Director, Stephanie Barton-Farcas, of Nicu’s Spoon Theater Company.