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  • Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend:
    26 May. 2022
    I was sucked into this play from the start and 111 pages flew by. What a captivating story about the things from our pasts that hold us hostage and the ways in which we try to break free. I loved it!
  • Jolie Frazer-Madge:
    13 Jan. 2022
    More plays about queer people in the South!!! As a gay South Carolinian this made my heart so happy!!
  • Maximillian Gill:
    24 Dec. 2021
    An intensely moving play with sharply drawn, richly inhabited characters. Yasmin's gift with dialogue is so assured that you can really feel the full weight of all of the living these characters have had before they reached this point. The piece documents traumas in a clear-eyed way, but it also shows the path out, the way to redemption for these characters.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    15 Jul. 2021
    A fantastic addition to the canon of Southern Theatre. A play about a trans person that isn't about them transitioning or coming out. Trans people deal with other things like having to bury their father. Such an intimate play with rich characters that have deep ties with each other. No one is good or evil here. Everyone is just doing their best.
  • Playwrights Foundation:
    3 May. 2021
    Playwrights Foundation highly recommends THE DEVILS BETWEEN US, which excelled to the Finalist round (top 35) for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival out of 755 plays. Our community of readers felt this play best represented the mission of our festival. This work engaged us, inspired us, moved us, and was an outstanding example of transformative storytelling. Our local Bay Area Literary Council commends THE DEVILS BETWEEN US as a compelling, relevant, cathartic new work which should be produced now. Congratulations! #BAPF2021
  • Cheryl Bear:
    3 Aug. 2020
    An incredibly layered and rich capture of working through trauma in order to move forward. When we unmask prejudices, often they're covering an inability to accept oneself. A knowledge which helps us understand and therefore forgive their behavior. Beautifully complex and powerful work.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    25 Jun. 2020
    What an exquisitely told story with masterfully-rendered characters! Latifa is an incredible nucleus for the play, and the evolution of her connection to her hometown, family, and estranged friends is multi-faceted and nuanced. Yasmin's handling of the intersectional identities of each character is complex and inspiring, and she writes them with such tenderness and care, even when they're in conflict with one another (or themselves). Yasmin also does not shy away from the traumas her characters have faced--particularly Latifa and George--but places them in the context of a story the winds its way towards hope and healing. *Produce this*!
  • Adam Ashraf Elsayigh:
    24 Jun. 2020
    Such an incredible play that so masterfully and delicately depicts how queerness and religion intersect from an Arab lens. Yasmin has an incredible grasp and understanding of theology, immigration and culture of this family history and how it sheds light on how men treat their kids. Latifa’s motivations and central conflict with trying to understand whether she can forgive these two men is so palpably viscerally engaging. The way Yasmin reveals the lineage and precipitating effects of toxic masculinity on the lives of its victims is haunting and beautiful.
  • Jasmine Gunter:
    21 Apr. 2020
    The Devils Between Us is a compelling read that I could not put down until I consumed it all. What this playwright does well is that she creates rich yet deeply flawed characters that the reader cannot help but fall in love with. To me, this play is about characters who truly love each other, but fail each other at every given turn. It's beautiful. If you're looking for an intense character/relationship-driven drama with a small cast, I highly recommend reading this play!