What people said about what I'd done
Sometimes other people write about things I have done. If I think what they said makes me look good, well - here it is. If I don’t, I ignore what they wrote and hope it goes away. ̌
Shakespeare Theatre, DC
Jonno Roberts’s coldly efficient Iago - a Shakespearean psychopath if there ever was one - is ingeniously insidious... he plays Iago as a cool customer that only fleetingly gets to revel in his diabolical excesses... a strapping, handsome Iago more fixated on getting the job done than seducing us.
THE WASHINGTON POST
From the moment Jonno Roberts first appears on the nearly empty stage, the audience's entire attention is his. Menacing, manipulative, and at times raging, he controls the stage, keeping an entire audience on the edge of their seats
THE WEEKLY STANDARD
Roberts' Iago is absolutely mesmerizing
DC METRO THEATRE ARTS
a masterpiece of malevolence.
Jonno Roberts is the best thing about the show, bloody hands down.
WASHINGTON CITY PAPER
Jonno Roberts gurgles like a lava pit just in the way he pronounces Othello's ethnicity as "MOO-er." This "honest" Iago strikes home with greater truth and power than any of the dozen I've seen before. I felt it not only in my own heart but in the vibe of the Washington, D.C., theater audience. We see Iago's plan picking up speed. We see the train wreck coming. And we watch.
Goodman Theatre, Chicago
Aggressively raunchy, excruciatingly violent... this blistering modern-dress production brings alive the morally disordered universe of the play with a ferocity unmatched by any other production I’ve seen
THE NEW YORK TIMES
This is a world where the charismatic villain Edmund (Jonno Roberts, in a performance of terrific clarity) holds sway, even for much of the evening overshadowing Lear himself, despite the stout power brought to the role by Stacy Keach
Jonno Roberts' deftly underplayed Edmund is, aptly, a nightmare to watch
Roberts is perfectly insidious
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
DALLAS THEATRE CENTRE
Mr. Roberts shows us a Petruchio who thinks as fast as he talks. This virile madcap really is like the mighty wind he talks about, which blows so hard it puts the fire right out.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Much ado about nothing
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston
Roberts is equal parts Kenneth Branagh and Ted Danson... he and (Georgia Hatzis) have such an easy way with the language, not to mention with each other, that it's easy to sit back and enjoy their Shakespearean shenanigans, both physical and verbal...it is a joy to listen to him seeking perfection.
Cocky and charismatic, he commands the stage with a superb sense of comic assurance.