- Megan Ann Jacobs:9 Sep. 2020“ Malakhow shames me as a playwright with this being their first draft, wow! The talent of navigating the complex genre of mystery is one to keep tabs on and surprised me several times. How Malakhow weaves these two stories together is almost dance like. I look forward to seeing where this draft goes in the future, but I believe it is absolutely ready for a staged reading if not a performance. Wonderful! ”
- Jennie Webb:1 Sep. 2020“ A raw and intimate look at a young man reeling after a profound loss, the discoveries he makes about his mother and the trail he follows... which leads him somewhere he didn't at all expect. I loved the playwright's ability to surprise us with sharp turns and dark comedy, even as he navigates such deeply emotional territory. Love even more that this is a first draft; can't wait to see where he goes next! ”
- David Hansen:10 Apr. 2020“ Malakhow spins a tale of ghosts and relations, for it is the ghosts of relations who haunt us the most. It's got tension and humor, an insightful view into generations of shame but also care, and a lot of open wounds begin to heal. Highly recommended! ”
- LIA (EMELIA)49,,LatinxFemaleFirst generation, moved to Boston when she was 10 w/her mom. Stoic for most. Burning up inside.
- ISAAC20,,Latinx/MultiethnicMaleLia’s son. Multi-racial. Taking time off post high school to hopefully save up for college.
- MICHAEL60,,WhiteMaleA successful lawyer in Newton.
- PATRICE55,,BlackFemaleMichael’s wife, works at an educational nonprofit.