“Emotionally riveting, Power on Earth is a one-man show featuring an actor gifted not only with exceptional range and depth, but with clear-eyed passion and intelligence as well. Van leer writes, directs, and performs this masterful, rousing one-man tribute...nothing can prepare one for the power and emotionality that Van Leer delivers..”
Daily Variety, Los Angeles, CA
"His voice was versatile, making me think he was the Rich Little of R&B and Rock; his talent on the piano was riveting and the speed at which he changed voices, characters, and costumes was nothing short of amazing."
Donna F. Slaton
Pennyrile Plus, Madisonville, KY
“Deadline Feature Film is clear where it stands, but it wisely leaves any preaching to one of its most intriguing characters, Rev. Young (Darryl Van Leer). The scene where Young asks for justice during a sermon is quite powerful, thanks to the writing and Van Leer’s performance of it...Van Leer’s character provide the Deadline’s conscience and its triumph-over-adversity heart.”
Art Now Nashville, Nashville, TN
“To be young, black, and destined to legend hood are the premises of this one man show, yet Van Leer adds the element of being gifted . . . The synergy recreated by Van Leer’s unerring persona does entertain with loyalty in this potent and poignant odyssey.”
Drama-Logue, Los Angeles, CA
“His powerful performance, use of physical space and intense, emotional outbursts at moments left the audience in a stunned silence...Van Leer is one of the more versatile performers in America, bringing history’s towering figures to life on stage, to teach and entertain people.”
Pasadena Now, Pasadena, CA
“His performance was very dramatic; at times the only sound to be heard was that of his powerful voice piercing the collective silence.”
“And as he began to invoke the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his “Drum Major” speech, this reporter began to understand why “Power on Earth” has been getting rave reviews around the country. ...For his dedication, Van Leer has been nominated for five national awards, including honors from the NAACP. Obviously a labor of love, Van Leer puts all of himself into his art."
Entertainment Editor Los Angeles Sentinel