MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE EXCHANGE, 2017
"Much Ado About Nothing boasts a look that’s as dynamic as its cast, especially the high-tech lounge-style set design by Jason Lajka and the costumes by Elivia Bovenzi. Not many designers would be bold enough to combine the blindingly bright colors in the characters’ ensembles the way she does (Teal suit, blue shoes, and chunky purple jewelry, anyone?)...it fits the mood of this production very well."
-Jed Ryan, Huffington Post
"Elivia Bovenzi’s costumes are the most colorful clothes I’ve seen in a Shakespeare production... Each character has their own scheme: Beatrice wears bright orange, while Leonato wears green, and Claudio blue. Benedick has a hot pink dress shirt along with blue camo-fatigues. Borachio and Don John’s gilded, bedazzled denim uniforms are likewise striking. The bright colors, lighting, and electronica soundtrack flush the room with energy that propels the laughs."
-Tommy Partl, New York Theater Guide
The Rape of Lucrece
NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE EXCHANGE 2016
"...Elivia Bovenzi's costumes (as always) are extraordinary. With the feel of a professional company's work, her vivid Romanesque designs are unique, beautifully hued and complementary and should be considered for whatever awards are in the offing."
-JK Clarke, Theater Pizzazz
NEW YORK SHAKESPEARE EXCHANGE 2015
"Elivia Bovenzi's handsome costume design enhances character, too, dressing Tamora in black leather pants and Lavinia in ballerina's tulle. The burlap-look disguises that Tamora and her sons wear, posing as visitations from hell, are inspired and actually witty. Heaven knows these people could use a few laughs"
-Anita Gates, The New York Times