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  • Ellen Koivisto:
    15 Dec. 2018
    There's a theatrical image at the end that's haunting, a demonstration of violence that is somehow more real and stronger than anything that movies can do, no matter how much gore they manufacture. There's a tension in this play between no time at all and endless time, and that tension serves the subject matter very well. The subject matter? School shootings, the endless roll call of dead students and teachers, and the moments after the shooting is done.
  • George Sapio:
    28 Nov. 2018
    A particularly ghastly journey. When privilege and shock combine and they must face a place where death has already been. Great short work for two actors.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    27 Apr. 2018
    The last line of this play always shakes me -- it's a moment of subtle, beautiful transformation, and a call to action. As in so many of her other plays, ROUNDS PER SECOND asks us to add something new into our thoughts and conversation around a topic: in this case, Burbano asks us to look closely at the point where privilege and cultural heritage/country of origin intersect with gun violence. Burbano gives us no easy answers; she guides us into asking the right kinds of questions.
  • Micki Shelton:
    22 Mar. 2018
    Starkly real and mysterious at the same time, and there's no one interpretation, which keeps you thinking about the play after it so quickly ends. So few words, yet we understand so much about each character. For all its power, it is ultimately a tender piece.
  • Tiffany Antone:
    14 Mar. 2018
    Highly effective and moving piece - powerful storytelling!
  • Ricardo Soltero-Brown:
    16 Feb. 2018
    Burbano makes a hard, stiff drink out of this play. She straight pours you a double. Two characters find themselves extending, resisting, resigning, and reaching out to each other. The brutal and urgent metaphor that Burbano creates regarding those who really deal with the mess and aftermath of a school shooting is swift, stark, stunning, and humbling.