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  • Rachael Carnes:
    16 Feb. 2019
    A wrenching reminder, a call to action, poetic and resonant, powerful and true. How astonishing to consider how many more incidents of mass gun violence have happened since this play was written. So many, so commonplace, that our hearts and minds barely register them anymore. This play can help to change that.
  • Lee Lawing:
    9 Sep. 2018
    Gut-wrenching tribute to victims of gun-violence. Burbano captures that confusion and uncertainty of losing a loved-one so well in her ten minute play and the last line is one of sheer poetry!
  • Ricardo Soltero-Brown:
    29 Jun. 2018
    The monologue about laughing is one of the best pieces of writing I’ve had the honor to come across in a long time, how abominable the circumstances that engendered it. This is truly heartbreaking work. From the moment Andie walks in, the play tells you a sin has occurred, an offense against god. This is an astonishing play, a work that pits its characters against morality of an ethereal, intangible kind. This is pure drama bred from real death and tragedy.
  • Paul Vintner:
    28 Jun. 2018
    There is a startling relevancy to this devastating short play. The shooting referred to in THE RING happened in January 2011. I am writing this recommendation merely hours after yet another shooting occurred in Baltimore (and I just happened upon this by chance—I had no idea about the subject of the piece.) It feels like mass shootings are so commonplace in the United States these days, they don't even shock us anymore. In fact, we expect them. We must continue to create, perform, and use art like this to fight for a change.
  • Arthur M Jolly:
    25 Apr. 2018
    A beautiful, touching, diamond-sharp play. It is not easy to capture a lifetime of loss - and the loss of a life - in a ten minute play. The RIng does just that, and I have tears in my eyes after reading it.
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    24 Apr. 2018
    THE RING put such an ache in my heart. I'm so impressed with the scope of life Burbano was able to reach within a ten-minute play. This play absolutely crushes you.
  • Claudia Haas:
    24 Apr. 2018
    Just achingly beautiful and heart-stopping. Burbano shows us that one victim murdered by a gun includes many victims. Because of a shooting, a young woman is robbed of her future self. In a scant ten-minutes, we witness a romance, an engagement and an aftermath. I will never look at stars in the sky the same again.
  • Lindsay Partain:
    7 Apr. 2018
    MY HEART. This piece is so tragically beautiful-- and that last line--OOPH. Hit me right in the chest. A great short piece for any theatre doing short works about Gun Control or working with Protest Plays.