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  • Mildred Lewis:
    30 Apr. 2020
    This poetry and passion of this play are extraordinary. It is rare for a piece to have this kind of power in visual and literary terms.

    Amazing, visceral moments: Qi watching a cigarette burn his fingers, the whale knife quivering to a stop.

    What a special, special piece.
  • Tiffany Antone:
    23 Apr. 2020
    This play needs to be produced. The magic, the breathlessness, and the power of this play - stunning! Beautiful, lyrical, and yearning to be seen/heard/felt - an event with the strength to move audiences hearts and minds.
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    25 Aug. 2019
    This play is probably one of the most remarkable and important plays of the century. We should all read it. I hope it will be produced everywhere and often and become part of the canon because it is an urgent and appealing, beautifully written and conceived theatrical event for all of us. Not to be missed!
  • Darcy Parker Bruce:
    6 Apr. 2018
    This play this play this play. So funny. So beautiful and wrenching. So theatrical. I'm so happy to have found this play and I'm excited to read the rest of Jaisey's work. I look forward to seeing this show on stage.
  • Unicorn Theatre:
    6 Apr. 2018
    This play was a SEMIFINALIST for the 2017-2018 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support THE DAY WE WERE BORN.
  • Gina Femia:
    28 Nov. 2017
    This play is breathtaking, heartbreaking, funny and I'm positive, unlike anything you've ever read. I'm a huge fan of this gorgeous work of art. Please read and produce this play!
  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center:
    1 May. 2017
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Jaisey Bates and their play the day we were born as a finalist for our 2017 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 55 finalists out of more than 1,300 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process. Our readers were especially struck by the heartfelt characters and story, as well as the play’s moving portrayal of characters infrequently seen on stage.