Dancing at Lughnasa:

"Two local productions also hold indelible memories of this memory play. Once was not enough for Pamela Moller Kareman's delightful production at The Schoolhouse Theater, with the adorable Quinn Cassavale, the gritty Heather Girardi, the ethereal Lauren Currie Lewis, the always solidly centered Cheryl Orsini and Tessa Zugmeyer, one of my favorite actresses, in a role that earned her that distinction. It was so good in the spring of 2011 that they reprised it with the same cast the following fall, and sold out the run." ("Lasting Memories of Lughnasas Past", Article Link) Peter D. Kramer, October 2, 2015

"BREATHTAKING production, superbly acted...One can only hope for an extension so more audiences might experience its POWER." The Journal News, 2011

"Heather Girardi is an especially compelling Maggie.." David Begelman, NewsTimes, March 17, 2011

"The Schoolhouse cast functions smoothly as a true ensemble. Each of Mr. Friel's characters...comes alive, not as a type but as a complex combination of strengths, weaknesses, repressions, defenses and desires." (Article Link) Anita Gates, The New York Times, March 18,2011

"The tiny stage is so chock full of spellbinding performances, you might wish for 8 pairs of eyes to watch each actor at work. No matter where you cast your glance, you'll see fully formed characters existing in that moment with no sign of artifice, only art." Peter D. Kramer, Lohud, March 11, 2011

The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall:

"As the other Annie, the one in “Rise and Fall,’’ Girardi is solid, especially when Annie starts to see the possibilities embodied in the Tortured Genius."  The Boston Globe, July 27, 2010

 Walking The Volcano:

 “The first quartet of plays represents youth, with Heather Girardi and Christian Pedersen – extraordinary chameleons, both – pitted against each other in a series of fraught situations… “Girl in the Basement” (1973) concerns two romantically entangled but competitive musicians trying to score a recording contract.  Girardi proves a crack Grace Slick imitator, Pederson a really good blues guitarist, and their clashing egos yield easy laughs… Girardi resurfaces-once again, unrecognizable-as a skeevy teen in “The Drum” (2004).” (Article link) Sandy MacDonald, The Boston Globe, July 25, 2009

 “If we awarded Tonys on the Island, costumes by Chelsea McCarthy and hair and wigs by Rita Troy would deserve to stand behind the four actors as they accepted their trophies for the versatile roles they inhabited…tour de force production.” Holly Nadler. Vineyard Gazette, July 24, 2009

 “The actors, Robert Walsh, Marya Lowry, Christian Pedersen and Heather Girardi, have helped originate their roles.  “The director and actors have expressed themselves in moments that have shown me what I meant,” says the playwright.” Holly Nadler, Vineyard Gazette, July 17, 2009

 "The Playhouse’s consistently spectacular array of talent is evident in the cast of “Walking.”  Playing multiple roles the four actors really get to flex their skills. Actors Christian Pedersen and Heather Girardi attack the first four short plays with vigor. They are not afraid to take their characters over the top…We are then transported to the run-down cottage of an aged, tequila-sipping, rag-headed hippy (Mr. Walsh) confronted by his unfamiliar daughter (Heather Girardi), a previous life result.  It is a sad but funny scene." Tony Omer, The Martha’s Vineyard Times, July 23, 2009

Left Bank Bookseller:

 “Lending their talents to this premiere are two actors of depth and substance.  Heather Girardi steps into the role of Sylvia Beach, and Krista Amigone portrays Adrienne Monnier." Michael M Shapiro, The Alternative Press, March 2, 2009

 The Pantyhose Grid

 “When Felicia’s girlfriend (Heather Girardi) arrives-raising her eyebrows and parrying with the gents about their “homosociability” – Cynthia Frank’s script begins to sound a bit more plausibly conversational.” Sophie Fels, Time Out New York, August 21, 2008

 The Children’s Hour:

 “The two women who run the school are Martha Dobie, played by Molly Purves, and Karen Wright, played by Heather Girardi. Both actors bring an honesty and ease to their characters, and when the script demands a dramatic turn, they are never overwhelmed by it.  These actors create characters we care deeply for.”

Anna Marie D’Addarie, The Martha’s Vineyrad Times, June 22, 2006

 The Gentleman Dancing-Master:

 “The cast members all attack their roles with gusto and each is given a moment to really shine in true ensemble spirit.  In fact, several cast members seemed on the verge of laughter themselves at various points in the evening. Their enthusiasm is infectious.” Ron Lasko, Broadway.com, November 27, 2005

 “Another nice touch is the sung interludes in which two “ladies” of the town comment on the action and Heather Girardi and Rachel Botchan make perfectly delightful strumpets.” Kelly Monaghan, Intrepid Traveler, November 27, 2005

 “Director Gus Kaikkonen has facilitated the shifts from place to place on the curtainless Pearl stage by devising brief, charming musical bridges involving a pair of sopranos, Mrs Flounce (Heather Girardi) and Mrs. Flirt (Rachel Botchan) who much to the glee of the audience, spinout sprightly little numbers while the furniture is being shifted in the darkness behind them.” Joseph Hurley, Irish Echo, December 14-20, 2005

 A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

 “The Vineyard Playhouse Production at the Tisbury Amphitheater relies soley on the cast members to carry the show, which they do with tremendous energy.  It didn’t matter that the language was strange. When a character is turned into a donkey and a beautiful queen (Heather Girardi) falls madly in love with him. Its funny no matter what the language.  If you haven’t seen “A Midsummer nIght’s Dream,” treat yourself and your family to this show. If you’ve sent he play before, let this cast take you on their Midsummer ride. You’ll be swept away, gladly.” Anna Marie D’Addarie, The Martha’s Vineyard Times, July 29, 2004


 “(Heather Girardi)’s performance is phenomenal.  Heather is at once sensual and frenzied-juggling the possibilities of love with Hal, the death of her father, and the ruin of her youth, gliding with intensity across a full range: anger, playfulness, and contemplation” Brendan Wattenberg, The Vineyard Gazette, July 20, 2003

 “The dialogue between Ms. Girardi and Mr. Barrow crackles. Like playful cats, she arches her back as he bravely curls in closer. Ultimately the one’s uncertaintly meshes with the other’s self restraint.. Another high point of the production is the flashback in act two when Catherine (Heather Girardi) returns to find her father in a tee shirt on his porch. Together the two actors are by turns droll, excited and terribly sad.” Jessie Royce Hill, The Vineyard Gazette, July 2003

 Merchant Of Venice:

“Show Stoppers: Salerio, played by Diana Hawthorn, and Salanio, played by Heather Girardi, share a happy moment during The Merchant of Venice

 Steven Scarpa, Connecticut Post, June 30, 2002

 A Streetcar Named Desire:

 “Heather Girardi is superior as Stella. Girardi and Matrango generate the chemistry needed to explain the strong attachment Stella and Stanley have for each other.  Her sensual walk into Stanley’s arms after his brutish behavior was poetic and breath-taking in its simplicity; the extended foot spoke volumes.  The trying months Stella had endured during the passage of time from Act II to Act III were revealed on Girardi’s weary face and effectively showed the audience that it was the situation more than the physical weight of her pregnancy. She (Heather Girardi) fittingly shows the frustrations of being forced to choose between her sister and her husband.”                Amy Tagliaferri, The Cape Cod Chronicle, November 7, 2002

 “All the acting performances deserve praise as individual characterizations, particularly Girardi’s.  Girardi and Matrango have a clear chemistry that translates effectively into the highly sexual relationship between the Kowalskis.” Rebecca M. Alvin, The Cape Codder, November 8, 2002

"CAPE REP MASTERS “STREETCAR” - “Devine carefully guides a first-rate cast, drawing strong performances from the three leads, who are perfect physical types for the characters they portray.  Heather Girardi infuses Stella with appealing sensuality and earthiness, and tender compassion for her tortured sister.”

Johanna Crosby, Cape Cod Times, November 4, 2002

 “From the famous moment Stanley yells up to “Stella, Stella!” after a brutal confrontation, to the impassioned monologue by Blanche, when she bares her soul, to the anguished moment when Stella must make a difficult decision, the audience is on the edge of their seats, always in anticipation of the shoe dropping.  This production of Streetcar is an emotional roller coaster and not recommended for the faint of heart, but well worth the exertion. The acting superb..”

Melora B. North, The Barnstable Patriot, November 8, 2002