Media Reviews

Mr. Randy Gener’s in the theater of One World, a showcase of his own individual work, is taking up the slack that print journalism is leaving behind. You won’t find this in your local paper,” Superfluities Redux

“The visionary,” Instinct Magazine

An internationalist, a champion of cultural exchange and dialogue,” The New York Daily News

Gener’s command of theatrical subjects is unequaled among his contemporaries,” American Theatre magazine/Theatre Communications Group

Randy Gener is one of the most compelling voices of our era of globalization. He has an instinctive sense of mission to contribute to building a culturally global world (a thing that does not happen by itself) — to help build awareness and true communication and understanding,”  Ioana Ieronim, author, poet and Fulbright Program Director of Fulbright Commission Romania

Mr. Gener hold himself to a high standard in his long-form journalism — perhaps a model for young theatre journalists,” Superfluities Redux

A first-rate writer and editor. He understands culture in the widest sense: as news, as art, as politics, as media. He also has an international —a global — perspective on culture that is enormously valuable and still too rare among editors and writers,” Margo Jefferson, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and Columbia University professor

One of the leaders of the Asian American community,” The New York Daily News

An important arts journalist. His writings have contributed significantly to the American theater community,” Victoria Abrash, program director at National Performing Arts Convention

Mr. Gener’s journalism and criticism is written not merely for the practitioner but as a thoughtful bridge from an art to a spectator, doing the best that criticism can do. I’m delighted to find it here, as healthy as ever,” Superfluities Redux

Randy Gener sheds light into censorship and repression of artists,” Deadline Club Award, New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

Randy Gener’s Love Seats for Virginia Woolf is a meditative homage. Gener stages his play with a subtle grace that complements the art’s ingenuity. Never has Virginia’s room of one’s own been so suggestively furnished,” The Village Voice

Gener’s writing on theater, especially as it interacts with LGBT lives, is beautifully done, knowledgeable and almost lyrical in its language,” NLGJA Journalist of the Year

Randy Gener made history after being the first Asian American writer to be awarded the coveted George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. This is the highest award for dramatic criticism in the US and one of the most distinguished awards in American theatre,” ABS-CBN News

Gener’s accumulation of words in his play Love Seats for Virginia Woolf are the feathery evanescence of the butterfly’s wings clamped together with the bolts of iron that are the four loveseat sculptures. The actors become words personified. I was left astonished,” The Virginia Woolf Miscellany of the International Virginia Woolf Society

He draws our attention to largely ignored voices and visions on the international theatrical scene,” George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism

He went above and beyond with regard to enterprise, resourcefulness and overcoming of obstacles in pursuit of the story. He demonstrates the ripple effect that spotlighting artistic passion can have,” Deadline Club Award, New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

His essays wed critical intelligence with a beat reporter’s love of the telling and unruly fact. In one piece, Gener argues that, at its best, criticism is ‘a cultural asset, one of the bases on which democracy and community are built.’ He fulfills that lofty goal,” George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism.

So much about the culture, trends and problems of areas around the world are too little known, and which Randy has presented and has given a voice to, with daring and a sure, cultivated taste,”  Ioana Ieronim, author, poet and Fulbright Program Director of Fulbright Commission Romania