Director, Actor, and Sometimes Gardener
 "Whether one is wholly changed by this experience, or is simply inspired by the genuine artistry of the play, 'Necessary Targets' aids in our understanding of war. Through the sensitive stage direction of  David Wolber  and the honest performances of the play's seven actresses, 'Necessary Targets' is a vital masterpiece." -  Lynn Hasselbarth, Michigan Daily

Necessary Targets by Eve Ensler

Performance Network Theatre
Ann Arbor, MI
2003

Michigan Premiere

 "Whether one is wholly changed by this experience, or is simply inspired by the genuine artistry of the play, 'Necessary Targets' aids in our understanding of war. Through the sensitive stage direction of  David Wolber  and the honest performances of the play's seven actresses, 'Necessary Targets' is a vital masterpiece." -  Lynn Hasselbarth, Michigan Daily

"Whether one is wholly changed by this experience, or is simply inspired by the genuine artistry of the play, 'Necessary Targets' aids in our understanding of war. Through the sensitive stage direction of David Wolber and the honest performances of the play's seven actresses, 'Necessary Targets' is a vital masterpiece." - Lynn Hasselbarth, Michigan Daily

 "There are moments of terrifying poignancy in this drama about Bosnian war refugees. Directed cleanly and simply by  David Wolber , it's a story about the aftershocks of war from a woman's perspective" - Sonia Kovacs, Ann Arbor Observer

"There are moments of terrifying poignancy in this drama about Bosnian war refugees. Directed cleanly and simply by David Wolber, it's a story about the aftershocks of war from a woman's perspective" - Sonia Kovacs, Ann Arbor Observer

 "'Necessary Targets' touches deep within your soul. And the Performance Network's latest production features seven superb performances by a dynamic ensemble of seven amazing actresses. ...ith David Wolber's excellent direction, they surely are believably staged and powerfully presented!"  -Don Calamia, Between the Lines

"'Necessary Targets' touches deep within your soul. And the Performance Network's latest production features seven superb performances by a dynamic ensemble of seven amazing actresses. ...ith David Wolber's excellent direction, they surely are believably staged and powerfully presented!" -Don Calamia, Between the Lines

  Necessary Targets  by Eve Ensler directed by David Wolber  Melissa - Carla Milarch* J.S. - Jan Radcliff* Jelena - Wendy Hiller Azra - Shirley Benyas* Nuna - Rebecca Delcomyn Lata - Terry Heck* Senda - Robyn Heller  set design - Monika Essen costume design - Colleen Ryan-Peters lighting design - Daniel C. Walker props master - Annie Palmer sound design - Carla Milarch stage manager - Joseph Zettelmaier asst. stage manager - Jen Letherer

Necessary Targets
by Eve Ensler
directed by David Wolber

Melissa - Carla Milarch*
J.S. - Jan Radcliff*
Jelena - Wendy Hiller
Azra - Shirley Benyas*
Nuna - Rebecca Delcomyn
Lata - Terry Heck*
Senda - Robyn Heller

set design - Monika Essen
costume design - Colleen Ryan-Peters
lighting design - Daniel C. Walker
props master - Annie Palmer
sound design - Carla Milarch
stage manager - Joseph Zettelmaier
asst. stage manager - Jen Letherer

 "Four out of four stars! 'Necessary Targets' -- this production is the first outside New York -- is set in a refugee camp in barely postwar Bosnia, but it could be barely postwar anywhere. Armed conflict is as fresh as an untreated wound and devastation is ubiquitous: in Monika Essen's scenic design, which suggests the stone arches of ancient Roman ruins; in costume designer Colleen Ryan-Peters' well-worn garments; in the violence-shocked performances directed by  David Wolber ." -  Martin F. Kohn, Detroit Free Press

"Four out of four stars! 'Necessary Targets' -- this production is the first outside New York -- is set in a refugee camp in barely postwar Bosnia, but it could be barely postwar anywhere. Armed conflict is as fresh as an untreated wound and devastation is ubiquitous: in Monika Essen's scenic design, which suggests the stone arches of ancient Roman ruins; in costume designer Colleen Ryan-Peters' well-worn garments; in the violence-shocked performances directed by David Wolber." - Martin F. Kohn, Detroit Free Press