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REVIEWS & PRESS

(l to r) Deirdre O'Connell & Clementine Belber in NEXT DOOR at New York Theatre Workshop production presented by Monk Parrots.

(l to r) Deirdre O'Connell & Clementine Belber in NEXT DOOR at New York Theatre Workshop production presented by Monk Parrots.

Terminus

"...heartbreaking, brilliant...Gabriel Jason Dean has written a handful of a role in his handful of a play, a tale of Southern Gothic horror where fantasy and reality, past and present, freely intermingle." — The New York Times

"Feisty as hell...theatrical magic..." —The New Yorker

"...a masterful new work of great power and beauty." — Broadway World


Heartland

“…{a} heartfelt masterpiece rife with comedic brilliance and the triumph of the human spirit…” — Broadway World

"HEARTLAND lifts the veil between Western and Middle Eastern culture in a riveting drama...it triumphs in its directness and power..." — USA Today

“…a smart, funny, moving drama that is as emotionally textured as it is intellectually nuanced. “ — Austin-American Statesman

“Dean crafts with sensitivity, but not sentimentality…complex matters of international diplomacy and Western imperialism delicately into a tender, fraught father-daughter story…” — The Star-Ledger

(l to r) Mari Vial-Golden & Owais Ahmed in Geva Theatre production, part of National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.

(l to r) Mari Vial-Golden & Owais Ahmed in Geva Theatre production, part of National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.


(l to r) Dennis Bailey & Jennifer Underwood in The VORTEX production, Austin, TX.

(l to r) Dennis Bailey & Jennifer Underwood in The VORTEX production, Austin, TX.

Qualities of Starlight

“…a well-crafted…engaging drama...QUALITIES OF STARLIGHT registers as a welcome find.” — Washington Post

“...incredibly smart, effective, memorable, and honest...if work like this continues, Gabriel Jason Dean is sure to be thought of as a great modern American playwright.” — Broadway World

“…well-structured and poetic…plays out in a chorus of beautifully interlaced dialogue…burrows down to the roots of estrangement, but finds hope along the way.” — Washington City Paper