What people say about my work

Here’s an updated list of some of the critical feedback I’ve gotten about my work — from critics, directors, and audience members on three different continents.

“I laughed so much I was sore the next day.” That’s what one patron in New Jersey had to say.

“One of the most hilarious shows we’ve done.” That’s from the director at a theatre in Ohio that produced one of my scripts.

“All-around brilliance . . . Dwayne Yancey wrote a genuinely witty and sharp script.” That’s what a theatre critic in Great Britain had to say about one of my shows.

“Blood-curdlingly amazing.” That’s what one critic in Australia had to say of a show I had there.

“Beautifully structured, fascinating, and vaguely dangerous.” That’s how one New York actor described my work.

“To be honest, each time I’d open up a play and see your name attached to it, I’d get excited. You are quite a talent.” That’s what the director of a play festival in Michigan had to say.

“Zombie Christmas was an audience favorite! Your sense of humor is deadly (if I may), and people were laughing out loud at all the right spots.” That’s what the director of a play festival in Illinois had to say about my short Christmas play “A Zombie Christmas.”

“It was heartbreaking . . . I was crying through most of the show. It absolutely is a compliment that I found it heartbreaking . . . People must be carefully guided to open their hearts to new ideas. And I think your scripts do that.” That’s what an audience member in Ohio had to say about one of my dramas.

“So many of the things in this are really wonderful . . . and the audience is laughing . . . This afternoon is our last performance but I just wanted to let you know that I am so happy you wrote such a fun, relatable piece to perform.” That’s what an actress in New Jersey had to say about “Catch of the Day.”

“Loved ‘The Recruiter.’ It was a very thoughtful piece and I’m glad we were able to include it.” That’s what a producer in Houston had to say about one of my short pieces.


“It’s a brilliant script.”
That’s what a director in the United Kingdom had to say.

“Your play was my favorite.” That’s what an audience member who saw my work in a 10-minute play festival posted.

“Your piece is stunning.” — producer of “The Cellphones of the Dead” In Washington

“I had multiple people approach me after and say how moved they were by your play.” — producer of “The Cellphones of the Dead” In Washington

It’s one of the more moving pieces for me”— actor in producer of “The Cellphones of the Dead” In Washington

“The script is funny and endearing and the kids loved it.” — Lauren Hous, director of world premiere of RHONDA’S HIGH-CLASS ROADKILL CHILI in Illinois.

“I heard so many compliments on “Let there be Lights” The audience ate it up! One more weekend of shows to go. Friday and Saturday this week we still have seats but Sunday is filling up again and will most likely sell out again! Thank you for writing such an amazing piece! It has been a blast to direct!” — Director Jeannie Lorimor, Mills Masquers Theatre in Glenwood, Iowa

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