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Ripcord, Sidekick Theater 

"Ernest Briggs is winning as the compassionate and lovable nursing aide and aspiring actor Scotty." Arthur Dorman,  Talkin' Broadway

Gloria, Mixed Blood Theatre

"Director Lavina Jadhwani's excellent cast is like a perfectly oiled kaleidoscope in which you never know what might come out of whose mouth...Gloria dazzles with wild relationship contours that end up making perversely uneasy sense in the dehumanizing, if not degrading world of office politics." Lavender Magazine

"The cast gives funny, real, moving performances as these sometimes unlikeable but always very human characters. Gloria is extremely timely and relevant, and will likely encourage many conversations walking out of the theater." Cherry & Spoon, Broadway World

"...Two long suffering older colleagues (Bonnie Allen, Ernest Briggs). When disaster strikes, they find themselves competing to product the definitive tear-jerking book about the tragic losses at a workplace they actually hated." City Pages

Noises Off, Artistry Theatre

"Ernest Briggs as the delicate actor who get's nose bleeds when he see's violence (of which there is much in this play), but of the jokey not-real stage variety." Cherry and Spoon

" The cast completely hold's their own. Ernest Briggs makes Frederick Fellowes so earnest, we are willing to tolerate his dull mind." Talkin' Broadway

"Kudos to Artistry for creating magic and mayhem." Star Tribune

"Theater review: Artistry's "Noises Off" constructs antic comedy from the chaos of a third-rate theater troupe." ---- Lisa Brock, Star Tribune

Redemption, Nimbus Theatre

"A handful of very good performances, especially from leads Ernest Briggs and Ashembaga Jaafaru, who made the play worth watching. As Shawn, Briggs was steady and natural, persisting though Shawn’s life, playing neither hero nor hopeless."  ----  Hailey Colwell, Minnesota Playlist

"Briggs and Thompson both bring quiet gravity to their characters’ present-day circumstances, and they could have been relied upon to tell their stories without the distracting device of flashbacks . . . At the center of the show, Briggs earns our sympathy almost without asking for it. Shawn is frustrated by the stigma he bears as a convicted felon, but he also owns up to his mistakes. Nothing, of course, can bring his victim back or restore the life that Shawn once had. One of the many poignant truths in Redemption is that Shawn might not want that life back anyway." --- Jay Gabler, CityPages

Nacerima, Nimbus Theatre

"Ernest Briggs retells a Disney movie as a Native American legend. In fact, the play's intersections with pop culture are some of the most intriguing points here, as the characters try to find the balance between their own heritage and the pressure to conform that seems to be an essential piece of the culture at large" --- CityPages 2014

"Nacirema still contributes to the greater diversity discussion in ways that only it can, only right now, by combined virtue of its talented creators and its lucky timing."  ---- VitaMN 2014

Red Ink, Mixed Blood Theatre

 "Native American Idol, also penned by Arigon Starr as a parody of the popular television program, features two contestants of questionable talent and dubious ancestry performing ridiculously over-the-top odes to cultural clichés. Hilariously portraying the two contestants are George Keller and Ernest Briggs. Veering from absurdly solemn posturing to tone deaf caterwauling, Keller is matched only by Brigg's ridiculous pairing of inane crooning and robotic dancing. Questions of tribal identification have seldom been so convulsively funny.   Considering his comedic deftness, Ernest Briggs’ solo turn in Darren Renville’s harrowing monologue, My Continual Decline, comes as a revelation. A first-person account of an attempted suicide and the lingering emotional aftermath, My Continual Decline is a startlingly candid depiction of despair. As movingly portrayed by Briggs, it’s a heartbreaking piece of work that won’t soon be forgotten." ---- Brad Richason, Twin Cities Performance Art Examiner 

"Briggs delivers a dark and evocative monologue about a man just released from a mental hospital."  ---- Quinton Skinner, CityPages

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