I laughed so hard that I cried.
— Desdamona, rapper and poet
I loved this piece and laughed so hard my cheeks hurt. But this piece was more than just laughs. For one thing it marked a new stage for Vongsay and Lee-Yang’s communities here, a new stage of their own ownership of their stories and talents. In this show, Vongsay and Lee-Yang were able to laugh and mock themselves and their communities in a way that came from the inside rather than the outside, and that ability to do that and the audience response says something about how much more they and their communities have taken ownership of America and their place in America.
— David Mura, author of Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei
When Mooks was swinging around that spring roll on stage, it went through four seasons of hell!
— Audience Member