... “The actors have to be passionate about the person, ” Mr. Jamison said. At a recent performance, Guenevere Donohue was channeling Theresa Byrnes, the painter and performance artist, who clearly made an engaging subject. Ms. Byrnes, as portrayed by Ms. Donohue, is funny and imperturbably passionate about her work, despite suffering from Friedreich’s ataxia, a degenerative disease of the nervous system for which there is no cure. Art, in Ms. Byrnes’s words, is “ about celebrating being alive and understanding being alive. ” The production also aims to do both.
New York Times Theatre Section, 08/17/07