“Emily Hinkler portrays not only Magda, but, through the course of their conversation, other characters in the play. At times she is a scolding mother, at others a suspicious landlord, and she shows great flexibility as she shifts through these roles. Not only her virtuosity but her sensitivity shines through in this performance. It would be easy to write Magda off as foolish and naive, a thoughtless follower, but it’s not that simple; we see in her a woman who truly cares about her sister, truly cares about everyone, but is overwhelmed by how quickly and irreparably her world is shattering around her.”

-James E. Trainor III, critic from the Iowa Theatre Blog, review for My Sister

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“The petite and perky Hinkler is all wide-eyed innocence, equal parts embarrassed and afraid. Her character finds an inner strength that allows her to handle her ordeal with a grace beyond her years.”

-Diana Nollen, critic from The Gazette, review for the adult version of Out of Bounds

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–Read below for additional sentiments–

“It is now ‘official’ – you are my favorite 20-something actress, permanently replacing Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway.  Your performance in half-sick of shadows was nothing short of amazing.  In fact, you would have thought the script was written specifically for you.  Acting is truly what you are born to do, and your ‘love of the art’ was so evident in how you interpreted your role.  I encourage you to continue following your passion.  One thing I know for sure is that it will produce a lifetime of blessings for you… and those who get the pleasure of watching!”

-David L. Gould, University of Iowa Associate Director for Professional Student Development, on half-sick of shadows

“Some people- only a few people put everything into their work. You put it all in there. Never stop doing that.”

-Anonymous, on half-sick of shadows


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