What the Critics Have to Say...
"[Irving's] Disco Jesus is blessed with a wonderful, spirited cadre of supporting actor/musicians feature a groovy combination of local vets and fresh faces." Washington City Paper, Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk, 2013
"All performers sing and act...to full ability. Kedren Spencer and [Hicks] as back-up singers do well with the characterizations. ...Spencer brings all the attitude that a jaded vocalist needs." MD Theatre Guide, Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk, 2013
"The dueling songs 'Black Boys,' 'White Boys' were a particular joy... the tribe’s [white] females... and the black females (Eben K Logan, Ines Nassare, Jade Jones, Kedren Spencer) did such a fabulous, sexy job with their respective numbers..." MD Theatre Guide, HAIR, 2014
"The voices selected to play these roles are sensational...Spencer has an extremely powerful voice, which she teams up with Mary (Felicia Curry)... The two have an emotional showdown, being the most stunning and emotionally charged number of the piece." DC Metro Theatre Arts, Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk, 2013
"A wonderfully satisfying decision was making the street urchins (Carla Martinez, Elexis Morton and Kedren Spencer) more central to the story. This trio of triple threats shows that kindness trumps evil... Their talent and sisterhood made me green with envy." Theater Mirror, Little Shop of Horrors, 2019
"Carla Martinez, Elexis Morton and Kedren Spencer are marvelous as a 60's style girl group... [they] play Chiffon, Crystal and Ronnette respectively, a trio very reminiscent of The Supremes of Motown fame...They are marvelous in their glamorous costumes..." NewportRI.com, Little Shop of Horrors, 2019
"These [women] embody and bear the emotional legacy of the men’s political machinations — grief, rage, and vengeance that the cast portrays across a range of expression. ...King Edward’s widow Queen Elizabeth (Kedren Spencer) unleashes a wild, incredulous anger and fear for her children."
Portland Pheonix, Richard III, 2018
"As Olivia, [Kedren Spencer] beautifully portrays a young woman roused from grief over the deaths of her father and brother by the mysterious Cesario, the disguised Viola. Her passion for Cesario is equaled only by her disdain for Orsino. Spencer is a powerhouse of emotion that fits the character like a finely sculpted bodice."
Bangor Daily News, Twelfth Night, 2018
"Tony’s intensity is amplified by the smartly lower-pitched work of the characters he plays around and against. In Spencer’s hands, Margot is gracious and vulnerable but grounded in a quiet inner strength; Spencer lets us see how stoically Margot has internalized the accommodation of Tony’s eccentricities." The Portland Phoenix, Dial 'M' for Murder, 2018
Her Margot is a woman trapped by the times, social expectations and the web of lies Tony has spun around her. Spencer gives a touching performance.
Bangor Daily News, Dial 'M' for Murder, 2018
"[The similarly-dynamic Kedren Spencer] is once again superb as Bottom, delivering bombastic soliloquies with presence and clarity and provoking side-splitting laughter in her scenes as the donkey." The Bradenton Times, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2017
"...The vibrant Kedren Spencer as Nikki Bottom, [who] wants to play every role. ...Spencer bellows and whinnies with a natural effervescence." The Herald Tribune, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2017
"Kedren Spencer as Nikki Bottom stops the show cold with her first bray wearing the mule's head...she is gloriously funny every second she is in front of us." Talkin' Broadway, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2017
"Kedren Spencer is bray-out-loud hilarious as “Nikki Bottom,” the asinine actor who temporarily winds up with an ass’ head." Your Observer, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2017