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  • Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin:
    11 Jun. 2019
    This is a memory play, a ghost play, a play about paper sons and the ramifications of immigration policy. A deeply political work but not on the nose, a deeply moving play but not overwrought. Great roles for actors and opportunities for beautiful design moments. On the whole, it's theatrical, accessible, and lyrical. I'm a huge fan.
  • Gina Femia:
    29 Apr. 2019
    Adding to the chorus of love for this beautiful play that is so deep and so now and so necessary. Excited to follow its journey.
  • Christopher Bryant:
    4 Oct. 2018
    "The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin" is a beautiful piece that treads a knife-edge between moments of hilarity and moments of heartbreak. It offers something for everyone: meaty roles for an actor to tear into, an intellectual challenge for a director to get their hands on, and a brilliant and emotive story for an audience. Prescient and wonderful.
  • Katherine Gwynn:
    5 Jun. 2018
    A new American fable about identity, names, and the ghosts that stay with us--a simply gorgeous and deeply moving play.
  • Matt Minnicino:
    3 Jun. 2018
    After a reading of this play, I was drunk on the world Jessica creates to sustain the considerable radius of her ideas, themes, the empathy she has for her characters. This story creates a community in its audience, swept along in a narrative that manages to be an education, a ghost story, a history lesson, a family drama, a generational parable, and a sneakily raucous comedy when it wants to be. It's drawn sensitively but without sentiment, magically without being twee or oblique. It's a miraculous thing and I'm thrilled to see it widely produced, as it surely will be.
  • Paul Vintner:
    31 May. 2018
    Reminiscent of the works of the magnificent David Henry Hwang, this play takes its audience on a journey that feels as harrowing as Cheung Yu's, yet we only get a glimpse of it. Gripping, inventive, and cathartic.
  • Franky Gonzalez:
    29 May. 2018
    I cannot recommend this play enough. Jessica Huang takes us on a journey unlike any I have ever been on. Huang is nothing short of a virtuoso guiding an audience through what is at once heartbreakingly sad as it is infectiously funny. This play is sublime. The characters have a presence and immediacy that you don't see too much of in contemporary drama. The story is treated with such humanity and is... I can't come up with better words. PRODUCE THIS PLAY!! READ IT AGAIN AND AGAIN!!! WHEN IT IS PUBLISHED, BUY IT!! This play is destined for greatness.
  • Georgina Escobar:
    11 May. 2018
    Huang takes us through a dynamic theatrical experience that pulls at all the right strings, at every turn. An incredibly beautiful immigration story, and father/daughter tale with all the elements of the fantastical that make it a director's dream and an audience must-see.
  • Christopher LaBanca:
    6 May. 2018
    A really lovely tale. Characters into which, I think, actors can really dig and delve. A feast for audiences to behold when staged, I'm sure.
  • David Hansen:
    1 May. 2018
    Mysterious and magical, this is fabulous tale is at once universal and uniquely American, about how we cope with the ghosts, those literal and imagined, from the counties we left behind. A delightful and haunting read.

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