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  • Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos:
    28 Oct. 2018
    A two-character play with an intriguing structure. I particularly liked Soltero-Brown's treatment of the sheriff, whose silence says everything.
  • Lindsay Partain:
    8 Apr. 2018
    Soltero-Brown has such a talent for designing plays that hone in on a particular subject without naming it directly and has really brought forward the weight and the anxiety being carried by a local police department. The perfect piece for any theatre looking for unique and thought provoking work. A go-to for anyone working with Protest Plays or Theatre Action Gun Control.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    7 Apr. 2018
    A STATEMENT by Ricardo Soltero-Brown, a monologue with two characters, is an unexpected perspective on gun violence - from a police officer. Without hearing from the sheriff, the one who must make the immediate press statement, the play is more arresting - and the words are pressure, weight on the heart of this other character - and the readers as well, who hope one day they don't have to make their own statement to someone who has lost a loved one to gun violence. Smart choice for a reading or festival on gun reform.
  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    24 Mar. 2018
    I'm always surprised (though at this point, I shouldn't be) how masterfully Soltero-Brown draws his audience in: with his deft hand with rhythm, with his firm grasp of character, with his ability to dive to the heart of an issue even without naming it. A STATEMENT is a haunting and poetic glance at one aspect of gun violence.
  • Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble:
    22 Mar. 2018
    A tough and pointed take on the press statement: the lies, the untruths and the futility. Rings far too true. Clear writing from a unique voice.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    19 Mar. 2018
    A punch to the gut and a call to action, rolled into one. Soltero-Brown's deftly-crafted staging breathes humanity into an all-too familiar set-up — A sheriff reading and responding to and redacting and rewriting — A press statement, after an act of gun violence. Plays like Soltero-Brown's capture something that even the best journalism fails to uncover: the ripples of mourning enveloping a community, the waves of senseless, absurd repetition and the creeping dread that this story could take place anywhere at anytime.