Edge San Francisco
"Incidentally, this is Bellomo’s first post-college acting role. Naturally, we have a critical obligation to trash her -- for her own good, of course, to toughen her up the long and winding road ahead in life. But she’s actually rather good and squeezes a lot of range out of the material, so we have to let her off the hook. The Critics Guild will fine us, but we’ll take the hit."
San Francisco Magazine
"Tess Bellomo, an actress who wasn’t even born when the show first opened, steps into the part Busch originally wrote for himself in a new Bay Area production this month. Bellomo doesn’t think the show’s success is strange at all. She’s got it all figured out."
San Francisco Examiner
"This surprising play is best viewed as a contest among the actors to be the best female-impersonator. Top awards go to Tess Bellomo, Robert Molossi and Hayley Nystrom. Charles Busch, the author, was a recognized master of the art."
" This is a powerful statement for anyone who’s been traditionally underrepresented, and something that resonates with filmmaker, Tess Bellomo, co-creator of the popular web series, Liked. “Just to recognize the female voice gives other women a chance to be heard and inspired that we can all speak up. Especially through art, it’s important right now,” says Bellomo.
"Tess Bellomo and Hannah Bear are the creators, producers, writers and actresses behind Liked, a comedy web series that explores the Millennial generation’s obsession with social media and desperation to feel accepted. Bellomo and Bear explore these cultural norms through the story of Savannah, a relationship blogger who fabricates all details about her love life in order to feel a sense of success. Once her dedicated followers ask her to substantiate her claims, with the help of her cynical roommate, Taylor, Savannah needs to quickly discover how far she is willing to go to be liked. Bellomo and Bear are currently in the middle of filming their second season, adding writer Ellie Monahan to the team. See them on YouTube here."