"Visual artist Warren Stiles' "Metamorphosis in Bronze" features a Sherlock Holmes-like fellow clambering about a small tower of old chairs, using a magnifying glass to examine the antique drawings of insects in various larval stages attached around the tower."
"[T]he intricate visual textures on display . . . through this wonderland offers distinct pleasures."
"[T]he show is greatly enhanced by simple but effective sets by scenic designer G. Warren Stiles . . ."
Theater Scene - Nov 2014
"Set designer G. Warren Stiles’ Big Top representation fabulously creates an authentic looking circus landscape."
"Lerer's production is miraculous, abetted by strong designs by Anna Libbie Grossman (sound), Darielle Shandler (lighting), G. Warren Stiles (set) and Carolyn Toner (costumes)."
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Time Out New York - Sept, 2011
"The entire cast, sprawled across G. Warren Stiles's clever modern set, is commendably clear in both speech and action."
"This young company is not just promising: It's delivering."
TheaterMania - Sept 2011
"Set and props designer G. Warren Stiles has done admirable work..."
"Kudos to the set and scenic designers G. Warren Stiles . . . for a clever mix of venues . . ."
"The behind-the-scenes folks deserve kudos, as well, for their impressive work. The set, three two-story buildings designed by G. Warren Stiles, is clever and well-painted."
"This week we have an interview with scenic designer, draftsman, and photoshop guru…G. Warren Stiles."
Theasy - Oct, 2013
"On a set that looks straight out of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark (I mean that as a compliment), New York Shakespeare Exchange has created an excellent contemporary Othello."
"The beautiful and effective lighting by Daniel Winters, and the dark web-esque cityscape by G. Warren Stiles, both highlight [the theme of innocence and guilt.]"
"A dingy living room set, designed carefully by G. Warren Stiles, reflects Beatrice’s despair: Windows are covered with yellowing newspapers, doorways with frayed curtains instead of doors.
Hope, it seems, has fled from Bea’s home the same way her daughters attempt to do."
Stage & Cinema - Oct, 2012
“Production values are also outstanding across the board, with a sturdy set – featuring the obligatory Romeo and Juliet balcony – by G. Warren Stiles; gorgeous period costumes by Kristine Koury...”
Backstage - Oct, 2012
"Kristine Koury’s impressive period costumes pop beautifully against set designer G. Warren Stiles’s handsome mockup of an Elizabethan stage."
Huffington Post - Oct 2012
"G. Warren Stiles's set is beautifully utilized..."
The Athens News - May, 2009
"[T]he stage steals the Ohio University School of Theater's spring production."
"Set designer Warren Stiles put three steel platforms together and placed hydraulic-powered legs underneath to power a moving stage. . . the movements drive home the magical abilities of the play's protagonist, Prospero."
"When Prospero wants to sit, one section of the stage will quietly pop up. If Prospero's spirit servant wants to dance around, the back section will elevate for a backdrop platform."
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"High praise goes to scenic designer G. Warren Stiles for his fantastic set, and to costume designer Jennifer Salter for capturing the period of the play with timely attire."
"[T]he second act, set mainly as Mike’s posh home, you appreciate the intelligence of the design . . ."
Time Out Chicago - April, 2006
"To meet the wizardlike demands of the paper-generating machine within a modest budget, the Violet Hour team employed crack tech geek G. Warren Stiles (who works regularly with the House Theatre)."
"Peter Beudert remarked that Mr. Stiles' "scenic designs represent a wide variety of style, material use, and scale. Mr. Stiles is an individual of great talent and skill."
The USITT Young Designers and Technicians 2010 Award in Scenic Design will be given to G. Warren Stiles, a graduate student from Ohio University.
Door County Advocate - Sept, 2013
"The cozy feeling of the show is enhanced by the wonderful set of G. Warren Stiles, who recreates a working class kitchen perfectly, right down to the plates on the walls."
"Though scenic designer G. Warren Stiles kept the set simple, it works well, capturing that NYC vibe. Enhancing the set work is masterful lighting by Kent Cubbage, including a detailed representation of light shining from high-rise windows at night."
"G. Warren Stiles must be commended for this sleek perfectly poised set! In fact, the entire design team has created a seamlessly polished aesthetic that allows the audience to focus exclusively on the story."
"Cómo de admiración son tambien la funcional escenografía de [G. Warren Stiles], donde nos recordaba que no solo el mundo se derrumbaba dentro del apartamento de Canjilon sino también a sus alrrededores."
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