"Laura Baranik captures Nina's coltish enthusiasm for life and her intense feeling for Trigorin; when she returns a broken woman, she is, intriguingly, both tougher, in her understanding of the world and her failed career, and more fragile, in her utter heartbreak.”
— Lighting and Sound America
"Their performances shine thanks in part to strong performances from every other member of the principal cast — Laura Baranik offers a polished take as the doomed Desdemona, eschewing a straightforward take on the character for one that incorporates seductiveness and sass."
— Boulder Daily Camera
“Boris believes that doe-eyed sycophant Nina (believably emotionally fragile Laura Baranik) truly loves and understands him.”
- Theater Pizzazz
“In her early scenes, Baranik as Nina comes across as slightly more sophisticated than the standard Ninas. As directed by Tucker, her performance in Konstantin’s pretentious play-within-the-play is particularly amusing. She also executes Nina’s fourth-act return [...] with finesse, not something always accomplished.”