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  • National New Play Network:
    19 Jul. 2022
    Welcome to Matteson! by Inda Craig-Galván was featured in NNPN's 2022 National Showcase of New Plays, and we are pleased to recommend it.
  • John Bavoso:
    26 Jun. 2022
    I’m happy to add onto the heap of praise this play has received! Craig-Galván has taken the living room drama and shaken it up expertly. The interplay between the two couples is delicious enough, even before you get to the brilliant ending—one that’s done so deftly that it feels almost inevitable, rather than gimmicky. This script was an absolute joy to read, and I desperately hope I get to see it up on its feet one day!
  • Stephanie Alison Walker:
    14 Jun. 2022
    Everyone has said it. It's brilliant. It's so funny, authentically nuanced, courageous, enticing and ultimately gut punching. Inda uses everything at her disposal- her deeply drawn character work, her gift for dialogue, her mastery of metaphor and visual language to create this complex and powerful piece that is highly entertaining and says so much.
  • Paul Donnelly:
    10 Jun. 2022
    A brisk and funny and ultimately chilling comedy about class-based prejudice and suburban bigotry. The metaphor that emerges perfectly captures the way in which both couples are trapped by the roles they have chosen and the roles that were thrust upon them.
  • Jolie Frazer-Madge:
    27 May. 2022
    This play takes the family dinner trope and flips it on its head in such a dementedly fun way! Its take on gentrification is something I want to see more of in theater.
  • Ross Tedford Kendall:
    1 Dec. 2020
    A stunning play. The playwright presents a perspective that many may not have even considered, and yet exists in the framework of our society. The story is fair to all characters, and presents their points of view while making its larger statement. This play works on so many levels.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    20 Aug. 2020
    A powerful look into class, race and gentrification in Chicago that examines the heart of prejudice in American suburbia. Well done.
  • Conor McShane:
    21 Jun. 2020
    Deliciously tense and blackly funny, Craig-Galván ratchets up the tension until the ending's masterful theatrical rug-pull. A sharp satire that puts the lie to the image of suburbia, and the internalized racism that comes with the pursuit of the status quo.
  • Doug DeVita:
    18 Jun. 2020
    Read this. Savor every incredible word. After you've read it, think about it, and then read it again. And if you're in a position to produce this, PRODUCE IT. I can't say anything else because anything else I could say would just be gilding refined gold.
  • Jordan Ramirez Puckett:
    16 Jun. 2020
    Not only is the imagery in this play is absolutely breath taking, but it is populated with characters who feel real, they are like-able yet flawed. This is a purely theatrical play that demands to be seen on stage. I can't believe that it is currently un-produced. I sincerely hope that a theatre near me decides to produce it, because I would truly love to see these words come to life on stage.

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