Highly appealing. Fantastic. Just completely likable. She milks every bit of comedy out of every scene.”

— The Hollywood Reporter

Only Makkena brings something new to the party. Deeper shadows and sharper intelligence.”

— Newsday

SIDE MAN

The superb Wendy Makkena, as the mother Terry,  has the most difficult role in the play. She handles it with precision, control, and dignity. She disintegrates before our eyes, leaving the shattered core of a woman’s hopes. The play becomes an elegy for the life she never had.”

— New York Daily News

Makkena is lovely in the quiet moments of Terry’s youth and old age, before and after her husband’s terrible blankness smothers the gentler aspects of her nature.”

— New York Times

THE WATER CHILDREN

“Wendy Makkena, who also played Megan in New York, embodies this conflicted woman with superb timing.”

- Los Angeles Times

 “Exemplary, splendid, edgy. She has an uncanny talent for finding physical expression for the character.”

 - Drama-Logue

(Matrix Theatre L.A + Playwrights Horizons NYC)

Makkena is a sexpot on the boil!”

— The Birthday Party - Classic Stage Company