CAROLINE, OR CHANGE | THE TANTRUM THEATER
"...Michael Lincoln's mercurial lighting blends with Jason Ardizzone-West's magical-realistic scenic design to illuminate diverse locales, from the floating Moon to Noah's upstairs bed. Vivid but nuanced, "Caroline, Or Change" isn't for every taste but a must-see for sophisticated theatergoers and opera fans. Those who believe in the power of art to open hearts might end up wondering how much better off Columbus - and America - might be if everyone could get to know Caroline."
-The Columbus Dispatch
WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE | THE PUBLIC THEATER
"...That Chekhovian sense of time fading even as we inhabit it thrums through both the talk and the silences. This is all the truer because the team of designers here - Susan Hilferty and Jason Ardizzone-West (set), Jennifer Tipton (lighting) and Scott Lehrer and Will Pickens (sound) - have made the Gabriels' kitchen into what feels like a warm corner of never-ending security. And yet we're abidingly aware that this house may well be demolished within the year."
-New York Times
"Again, in contrast to all the election racket outside, watching this group move around the cozy space - designed with unfussy authenticity by Susan Hilferty and Jason Ardizzone-West - making shepherd's pie, pouring a beer or glazing cookies, is quite therapeutic."
-The Hollywood Reporter
WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? | THE PUBLIC THEATER
"Designed by Susan Hilferty and Jason Ardizzone-West, with lighting by Jennifer Tipton and sound by Scott Lehrer and Will Pickens, the kitchen set is first seen as an anonymous space. Then the cast members arrive, bearing plates of food and boxes of papers and photographs. In a twinkling, the kitchen assumes a richly detailed personality, the kind a room acquires over many years. And yet it has all materialized so fast. Which suggests it could disappear just as quickly."
-New York Times
HUNGRY | THE PUBLIC THEATER
"As befits a work with the title “Hungry,” food is prepared — ardently and aromatically — in the wonderful new play written and directed by Richard Nelson, which opened on Friday night at the Public Theater. Yet it is unlikely that the ratatouille and apple crumble on offer will satisfy the appetites of the five women and one man assembled in a snug kitchen in Rhinebeck, N.Y...."
-New York Times
"The design team — Susan Hilferty (sets and costume), Jason Ardizzone-West (sets), Jennifer Tipton (lighting), and Scott Lehrer and Will Pickens (sound) — creates a recognizable kitchen atmosphere in a middle-class family home. There are no walls, but we know exactly what everything looks like...."
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY | NATIONAL TOUR
"Lovingly and beautifully designed - could the fashions of the 1920s have been more alluringly eye-popping than those created by William Ivey Long for Bullets Over Broadway? - with superb sets by Jason Ardizzone-West, lighting design by Donald Holder (recreated on tour by Carolyn Wong) and close to impeccable sound design by Shannon Slaton, Bullets Over Broadway has the luxe feel of a top-flight tour..."
"The tour boasts the Broadway production's spectacular costumes by William Ivey Long, as well as Jason Ardizzone-West's ingenious new production design spanning the show's many locales, swank or seedy."
"The show still sparkles with William Ivey Long's magnificent period costumes, with lush sets and dazzling lighting by Jason Ardizzone-West and Carolyn Wong..."
-Chicago Theatre Review
SINGLE WIDE | NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
"The trailer park is a dysfunctional family and it is unlikely anyone would be able to escape their 'Microwave Life.' This setting (brilliant design by Jason Ardizzone-West) is a trope (here an extended metaphor) for all life's situations where people feel stuck, disenfranchised, betrayed, cheated, ignored, discounted, discouraged, or marginalized in any way..."
TIGERS BE STILL | PARTLY CLOUDY PEOPLE
"A special note should go to set designer Jason Ardizzone-West. In a tight space, he came up with some clever solutions to showing multiple locations with the simple use of Venetian blinds and adorable props..."
-New York Theater Review