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  • Lee Lawing:
    19 Aug. 2018
    Simplicity is sometimes the key to the most powerful writing. Soltero bestows on us one of the most haunting short plays I’ve read. I pause out of respect for his masterful tale.
  • Emily Hageman:
    28 Jul. 2018
    Remarkable, gut-wrenching, poetic. This play says so much without saying anything at all. There is so much emotion, but there is none at the same time. What a horrifyingly accurate portrayal of what's happening in America--we feel so much about these terrible crimes, but we never do anything. We just repeat. Soltero-Brown is a voice for this generation and he understands people better than they understand themselves.
  • Claudia Haas:
    29 Apr. 2018
    "Repeat." One of the most heart-wrenching stage directions in any play. Soltero-Brown lays bare the results of the gun culture in the U.S.A. The play's simplicity highlights what we and the characters are left with - grief. Again and again. On repeat. And when you read it repeatedly, it's hard not to cry.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    27 Apr. 2018
    I've read this play now many, many times, and it never ceases to rip my heart to shreds. Soltero-Brown gives us movement, poetry, and deep, deep grief in every moment of this play. GRIEF shines a light on the seemingly unending cycle of gun violence, and the souls it leaves in its wake.
  • Sharai Bohannon:
    25 Apr. 2018
    I'm gutted. This is the type of script that makes you hold your loved ones closer and feel the need to change the world now instead of later. Someone please produce this in Chicago!!
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    6 Apr. 2018
    A simple concept brought to devastating effects. Soltero-Brown uses the most basic of dialogues to expose what has become normal in our society, and with few words demonstrate why this normalcy might be the worst thing about it.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    12 Mar. 2018
    A play that can go on until the end of time, a template for designers and directors that allows for multiple interpretations and production concepts. A play written in response to the Pulse shooting in FL, USA, but it's play for any country, any culture dealing with gun violence. Heartbreaking. A smart choice for any festival or stage reading on gun control.
  • Rachel Bykowski:
    3 Mar. 2018
    A play about the painful cycle of gun violence. The ending shows that this cycle can go on forever. The sparse dialogue symbolizes there are no words...maybe we are out of them. Thankfully, Soltero-Brown found a way to portray the the frustration, confusion, and pain with this play.
  • Tiffany Antone:
    25 Feb. 2018
    The most heartbreaking part of this piece is the “repeat as needed”. Powerful message, born of pain. Very moving.
  • Jessie Salsbury:
    18 Feb. 2018
    What is incredible about Grief is the structure and the possibilities, as another (Rachael Carnes) has commented. In this short play, we see worry, we see others coming into the circle, and we see a repeat of the cycle. I wanted to read it just based on the description "The play is a four-page template and may be repeated as needed." A well done work, but how terrible is it that we have a template of pain that we may use for current and future tragedies? An inventive idea that can be modified/reborn with each new performance.

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