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  • Aeneas Sagar Hemphill:
    10 Mar. 2019
    This play is a revelation. Palpably tense, unflinching, and beautifully-written. It investigates politics and violence with depth and maturity, as thoughtful as it is provocative, as caring as it is confrontational. I still think about it all the time.
  • John Bavoso:
    22 Feb. 2019
    I heard about The Flea’s production of good friday on a podcast this morning and was bummed I wouldn’t get to see it — but was thrilled to see the script on NPX. Colon’s writing is taut yet poetic and the play is chock full of shocking twists. Reading the script has only made me want to see a production more, and devour more from this bold, exciting playwright!
  • Shaun Leisher:
    31 Jul. 2018
    This is a play that will keep you on the edge of your seats and takes you places you never see coming. The overlapping dialogue and natural, yet poetic way these women speak are a true testament to the skills of Colon as an exciting new playwright. Love how this play explores the layers of rape culture and how social media impacts messages and movements.
  • Quinn Xavier Hernandez:
    1 Jul. 2018
    GOOD FRIDAY is the hot barrel of a gun pressed up against every inch of your skin. Utilizing a unique structure that lends itself to an impeccable flow, Kristiana Rae Colón raises serious questions about womanhood, community, abuse, and justice. #PlaywrightPlug
  • Benjamin Benne:
    17 Jan. 2018
    I'm a huge fan of Kristiana's poetic and unrelenting voice. Also, as a reader, I appreciate how she embraces the plasticity of the page in a way that is entirely her own. This play in particular gripped me from the start and I couldn't look away. The stakes start high and keep escalating through reveals and reversals that are sure to keep anyone on their toes. It unfolds in a frenetic yet organic way that makes it impossible to know what will happen next.
  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center:
    27 Apr. 2016
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Kristiana Rae Colón and their play good friday as a finalist for our 2016 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 54 finalists out of more than 1,450 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process. Our readers really responded to the community of women at the core of the play and the constantly shifting ground on which they stood.