NYTimes  THEATER REVIEW | 'God of Carnage'
By
Aileen Jacobson
Jan 30, 2016
"Nevertheless, the intelligent direction by Richard T. Dolce and the brightly energetic acting bring out the fun — call it schadenfreude — in watching an escalating battle among four accomplished and privileged adults. Problems in both marriages surface, even as mitigating circumstances emerge that make the playground episode seem much less one-sided. The parents behave like playground bullies (or matadors gone wild), throwing tantrums, fists and four-letter words. The subtle warning — or promise — of the decorative bull in Stephen Dobay’s excellent set, which is expertly lighted by Driscoll Otto, is fulfilled."                                                                                          http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/nyregion/review-god-of-carnage-puts-parents-in-a-metaphoric-bull-ring.html?_r=0

 

NYTimes  THEATER REVIEW | 'Miracle on 34th Street'
By
Aileen Jacobson
Nov 27, 2015
"The set by Stephen Dobay, lit by Jimmy Lawlor, is cleverly versatile, and Kathleen Doyle's costume designs add cheer."            http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/nyregion/a-review-of-miracle-on-34th-street-the-musical.html

 

Boston Globe  OPERA REVIEW | 'Sir John in Love'
By
Jeffrey Gantz
May 19, 2015
"Directed by Joshua Major, Odyssey’s is as good a production as you could hope to see. Stephen Dobay’s playful set recalls the one he created for Boston Midsummer Opera’s “Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor” two years ago."                  https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2015/05/19/odyssey-opera-lovable-sir-john-love/YmE3f56ml112rxCgFBYgDP/story.html

 

On Boston Stages
THEATER REVIEW | 'Come Back Little Sheba'
By Rich Fahey

April 14, 2015
"It seems appropriate to mention right from the start the set designed by Stephen Dobay for the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of William Inge’s “Come Back, Little Sheba” at the Calderwood Pavilion of the Boston Center for the Arts because it is a perfect marriage of design with the vision of director David Cromer."
https://onbostonstages.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/design-sets-stage-for-harrowing-little-sheba/

 

Perez Hilton
THEATER REVIEW | 'Under My Skin'
Perez Reviews: Under My Skin
By PEREZ HILTON

May 16, 2014
"...the scenic design by Stephen Dobay was awesome!!!"
http://perezhilton.com/2014-05-16-under-my-skin-review#.U3o7GVhdU-M
 

The New York Times
THEATER REVIEW | 'Adult'
These Two Leap to Judgment (Not That You Should, Too)
By BEN BRANTLEY

February 3, 2014
"Home, for Stanley, is an apartment over the not very busy gun shop he owns in Reading, Pa... rendered with exhaustive sociological detail by Stephen Dobay..."
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/theater/adult-by-christina-masciotti-at-abrons-arts-center.html?_r=0
 

TheaterMania
THEATER REVIEW | 'The Cottage'
Sandy Rustin's drawing-room farce is a 90-minute laugh riot.
By DAVID GORDON

November 20, 2013
"The physical production is also top-notch, with a jaw-dropping living-room set by Stephen K. Dobay..."
http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/reviews/11-2013/the-cottage_66695.html

 

Boston Globe
OPERA REVIEW | 'The Italian Girl in Algiers'
Strong singing, inventive set boost 'Italian Girl in Algiers
By MATTHEW GUERRIERI

July 29, 2011
"There was, still, a fair amount to like about the production. Stephen Dobay’s pop-up-book Persian set and Karen Perlow’s pastel-box lighting kept the eyes entertained.
http://articles.boston.com/2011-07-29/ae/29830117_1_italian-girl-algiers-lindoro


Washington Post
THEATER REVIEW | 'Bus Stop'
William Inge's 'Bus Stop' at Olney Theatre Center
By NELSON PRESELY

February 25, 2010
"They're keeping the coffee warm at Olney Theatre Center, where William Inge's "Bus Stop" is getting a glowing production courtesy of director Austin Pendleton...
Some of these folks might get a little something going in this Hopper-esque diner (appealingly designed by Stephen Dobay)."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/performing-arts/bus-stop,1157800/critic-review.html


New York Press
THEATER REVIEW | 'The Pillowman'
ASTORIA SHOWS MANHATTAN HOW IT'S DONE
A production of 'The Pillowman' blows the rest out of the water
By MARK PEIKERT

November 10, 2009
"Every set designer for Off-Off-Broadway should drop what he’s doing and attend a performance of Astoria Performing Arts Center’s production of The Pillowman, which features a brilliant, all-purpose set from designer Stephen K. Dobay. Actually, everyone should drop what he’s doing for a subway ride to Queens, because it seems that shivery, riveting theater has abandoned Manhattan to take up residence in the other boroughs."
http://www.nypress.com/article-20582-astoria-shows-manhattan-how-its-done.html


Queens Gazette
THEATER REVIEW | 'The Pillowman'
‘The Pillowman’ Is World Class Theater From APAC
By GEORGINA YOUNG-ELLIS

November 18, 2009
"This is as much as can be safely revealed going in, because it is important not to reveal this show’s secrets. The plot twists are so surprising that one would not want them spoiled. Staying instead with what makes this show so satisfying, besides the acting, I would start with the set, designed by Stephen K. Dobay. It is stark, upon first inspection, yet it is beautiful in its simplicity and symmetry: the grays, greens and blues invoking an interrogation room in a police station. This set also has surprises for the audience, ingeniously hidden until needed."
http://www.qgazette.com/news/2009-11-18/Features/The_Pillowman_Is_World_Class_Theater_From_APAC.html