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  • Cheryl Bear:
    10 Jul. 2021
    A timely story of the human struggle in a capitalistic world to find their way in an increasingly automated world. Well done.
  • D.W. Gregory:
    8 May. 2021
    Compelling and poignant, 'Drive' takes us to a world not very far in the future, in which self-driving trucks displace working men and women, leaving them to struggle not only for survival, but for meaning. Yarchun writes with great empathy and authority about a subculture that is rarely examined so honestly. I read 'Drive' a few months ago, and these characters are still with me, so vividly has she drawn them.
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    30 Jul. 2020
    Drive feels so "this minute" because it's dealing with joblessness in the future that feels an awful lot like right now. It is prescient, but more than that, the despair is real. How we make meaning and feel valuable is one of those large questions that Yarchun addresses here with her marvelous ear for language, fabulous dialogue and so much poignancy.
  • Donna Hoke:
    9 May. 2020
    Yarchun is chronicling the demise of the trucking industry through the eyes of displaced drivers in one Iowa town, but the melancholy tone of the play and the despair of the newly unemployed cut across so many industries that have eroded in the wake of technology. This particular take on automation--unemployment--strikes a particular chord in May 2020 when so many are dealing with unemployment and these same questions of identity and value in the wake of forced joblessness. A gnawing, powerful, and poignant work.