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  • Samantha Marchant:
    14 Oct. 2022
    A sweeping epic grounded in fantastic characters. Its cheeky humor, I love.
  • Anne G. Morgan:
    29 Jan. 2020
    A theatrical treat. This play is funny, smart, and self-assured. I could picture a production of it in my mind as I watched the reading, and now I want someone to produce it so I can see the real thing. I especially appreciated the lightness with which the heavy themes were handled, and I loved the chorus of the gods.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    24 Dec. 2019
    A beautiful and whimsically told story about grief, growing up, and personal responsibility. All of these characters are absolutely delightful, particularly Miku, whose distinct sense of humor had me consistently laughing out loud. Izumi paints a unique theatrical world that is both a singular vision and provides commodious room for actors, directors, and designers to have a field day. I hope to see this touching and funny play on its feet in the near future!
  • Addie Gorlin:
    4 Dec. 2019
    A stunning, gorgeous, tender, and heartfelt play that appeals to a wide spectrum of age (for both cast and audience!) Feels like a young adventure novel entwined with the wisdom of a sage adult. Hilarious, adorable (but not childish!), and packs a lasting punch. I give it 12 gazillion stars and highly recommend.
  • Nan Barnett:
    16 Sep. 2019
    Oh I love these characters and this play. Funny, touching, and inspiring, provocative and powerful, this one deserves your attention, especially if you are interested in seeing smart, funny, characters of color on your stage and have a desire to work with a flexibly sized chorus.
  • Emma Pauly:
    6 Aug. 2019
    This play is one of the most playful and thoughtful explorations of mythology and folklore I have ever seen. The balance between heartbreak and humor, strangeness and charm is perfectly struck and I am honored to have borne witness to a reading of it during the 2019 MFA Playwright's Workshop.
  • Rebecca Hodge:
    3 Aug. 2019
    This is a play that grapples with the personal notions of grief and growing up alongside a massive war amongst the gods. Its use of time, movement, rhythm, vocalizations, and poetic language forge a world that is entirely its own but also inviting. Getting to experience a reading of this play was like stepping inside of a storybook and being whisked away, and I believe the whole audience is better for it.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    6 Jul. 2019
    Love this play and it's bad ass female hero. Want to see more work that explores folklore of non-white cultures like this.
  • Larry Rinkel:
    11 Apr. 2019
    A sweet, often funny parable of 12-year-old Miku, a Japanese-American girl who wants to be a god, her Jewish-Peruvian/American friend Ephraim who stutters and wants to be a champion swimmer, her grandma who makes the world's best onigiri (rice balls), and Shara, a god of war who also happens to be a terrific beautician. Who is God, who are the gods, and what is our relationship to them? The calligraphic layout of the script and its lively dialogue make this play as fun to read as it would undoubtedly be to see in performance.