"Lapis Blue Blood Red is a near-perfect blend of form and content... A powerful work."
J. Wynn Rousuck, Baltimore Sun
"Cathy Caplan's play wastes no time on strident polemics and feminist hagiography. Lapis Blue Blood Red has the tautness of a Law and Order episode as it moves back and forth between 1612 Rome and 1638 Naples, looking at the circumstances of Artemisia's deflowering and public disgrace, her tense relations with her father, Orazio, and daughter, Prudenza, and the determination, pragmatism and sheer talent that let her earn her own living as a painter."
Wall Street Journal
"...a vivid, challenging production by the Juggernaut Theatre Company. The story has plenty of modern day resonance. The rape trial sounds much like one that might take place now, and the parent-child wars are awfully familiar... Ms. Caplan goes for a 'like father, like daughter' theme, among others. There is a sublime moment when the grown Artemisia finds herself yelling at her father with the exact words her father once used against her."
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Ms. Caplan's script is a nuanced treatment that doesn't attempt to flesh out the existing history so much as set a human story in an historic/artistic framework."
Michael Fressola, Staten Island Advance