"Karissa Barber impressed mightily in her award-winning performance in "Silent Sky" at Tampa Rep."
-Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
"Struck by the subtlety of the performance."
-Richard Stephens, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
“Karissa Barber is haunting as Fantine. Take a handkerchief to this performance — if Barber's gut-wrenching "I Dreamed a Dream" doesn't start tears welling, Fantine's death scene will.”
-Time Out magazine
"Karissa is a consummate professional, always early, prepared, and ready to work. She is a wonderfully attentive listener onstage, giving her fellow actors all she has."
-Emilia Sargent, Producing Artistic Director/CEO of Tampa Rep
"She is an extraordinarily gifted person whose heart comes out on the stage with her."
-Katrina Ploof, Artistic Director at Ocala Civic Theatre
"She has a beautiful speaking and singing voice, good presence and physical movement, understands how to find the character from the text and translate that into action and she understands storytelling and her place in the story as an actress.”
-Mark Harfield, Theatre Program Director at Polk State College