Video Clips & Testimonials


I am Zelda

-Thank you for kicking off the fall programming season with such a marvelous production. I echo the audience's reaction: from the scenery to the professional level of the performance, we truly enjoyed a spectacular show here at Fort Lee. Your mastery of the character as well as the fabulous costume and set design was well appreciated by our patrons who are limited in their travel to New York!


-Olga Kuharets 

Former Program Coordinator, Fort Lee Public Library, NJ 



"Your performance of Zelda was so compelling that I read more about her life online...I strongly feel that your play is phenomenal - you captured her conflicted, gifted, and biochemically unbalanced life... I know that you must have not only explored her life but also immersed yourself into Zelda's experiences in order to have conveyed as much as you did. Today is Day Two and Zelda continues to haunt me." -audience member, performance at the Brick Library in NJ

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Teas in Time

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Reactions from an audience member...

"Marshfield public library had the pleasure of hosting Rita Parisi (aka "Mrs. Gordon") of Waterfall Productions for two of her tea-time programs: "Summertime Tea" in July 2016 and "Edwardian Christmas Tea" in December 2017. Both were resounding successes with our patrons, and attendance was 35 and 50 people respectively. We were transported back in time to 1908 by an authentically-costumed Mrs. Gordon, who educated us on the style, times and occupations of the turn of the twentieth century. We delighted in the opportunity to serve an elaborate tea and sweets to our patrons to accompany the program, and a good time was had by all. The talented Rita Parisi's presentations are so entertaining and informative. Highly recommended!"  

-Chris Woods  

Adult Programming Marshfield Public Library MA

Women of '76

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Gothic Tales by Candlelight


 "Rita Parisi's presentation of Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight is transporting. She enters the room as Sarah Orne Jewett in period dress, silently evoking Jewett's time and place. She speaks as Jewett, the storyteller, and as Jewett's characters, and is so true, so effortless in her delivery that Rita is, in turn, each of them. Against a simple backdrop and so few props, what Rita does is no less than magical, no less mysterious and mystical than Jewett's work itself."


    -Susan Odencrantz, Audience

      Cape Elizabeth ME Library



"I am very happy and grateful for your efforts to portray the life and memoirs of my grand aunt, The Princess of Oman and Zanzibar Sayyida Salamah bint Said bin Sultan Al Busaid later Frau Emily Reute...I wish you every success in bringing my grand aunt to the stage."


-Hamoud K Al Said, great grandson of Sultan Ali bin Said of Zanzibar, the elder brother of  Princess Salamah


"Rita Parisi, as the Arabian Princess of Zanzibar, created a fascinating performance for our Middlesex Institute of Lifelong Education. We not only time travelled through history and different countries and cultures but we also entered the mind and heart of this beautiful princess  who crossed so many borders. Thank you for bringing her memoir to life. We hope to have you return  to MILE with another production next year. "


-Augusta Gonzalez  

Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education CT