…”pitch-perfect acting and a fascinating challenge.” - Ramona DeNies, Portland Monthly
“…well-honed performances by the cast and lovely multimedia touches and flourishes to underscore for the hearing in visuals that are akin to the deaf experience." - Faddah Wolf, Portland Stage Reviews
"Tribes" shows us how the theater can transcend words and enlarge our understanding." - The Oregonian
“…a drama of kindness versus cruelty, self-delusion, and struggles to understand and be understood…”
- John Rudoff, Oregon Music News
“So poignant and beautifully done!” - Audience Member
"The acting company performs with great depth and skill, and it is wonderfully complemented by creative use of the production's design elements ... [Stephen] Drabicki's Billy may represent the heart of the production, but the other actors all offer profoundly penetrating performances." - The Oregonian
“So visually stimulating – beautifully done!” - Audience Member
"Tribes will speak to anyone who's ever belonged to a family, be it a family of blood relatives, close friends, or comrades in arms." - Broadway World
“I can’t remember feeling so touched by a play!” - Audience Member
"…bright and boldly provocative drama." —Associated Press.
"The best-written, best-plotted, deepest, most daring, and funniest, new play in recent years."
– Wall Street Journal
"Nina Raine's socially-charged, densely-layered and devastatingly on-point drama ... Tribes takes a highly visible issue and probes beneath the surface, asking hard questions and leaving the audience with much to ponder." - Broadway World
"A smart, lively, and beautifully acted new play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech…I’ve rarely encountered a cast that finds as many far-reaching shades of meaning in tones of voice as this one does. Every member of the ensemble is spot-on.” - The New York Times
“Tribes Buzzes, Dizzies, and Dazzles…a vivid exploration of how language molds lives, shapes perceptions and determines where we belong” –Chicago Magazine
“An especially stimulating, smart and important play” – Chicago Tribune
"Tribes made me excited about New York theatre again; I haven't been this knocked out by a play in a long time." — NYTheatre.com.