"I actually quite like the play. We have been doing a string of Japanese projects so I've decided to steer away from one for next season... Please let me know... what becomes of the piece..."
Artistic Director
Honolulu Theatre for Youth

"Unexpected pleasures are always the best. Last night I saw The Pearl Diver, a Japanese tale in dance, violin and acting. So exquisitely done, like a moving tapestry. The Pearl Diver channels the essence of the Japanese soul. I found the production enchanting. The staging was artistically and exquisitely crafted with fluidity and simplicity. This is a not to be missed gem."
Pat Addis, Producer (Eclipsed, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, A Christmas Story, the musical, others)

"You created a pearl of a production! What a wonderful use of the space, your talent, and I can't say enough about your "orchestra". He was brilliant and added so much! Very clever! Bravo."
Kate Weiman (Blue Hill Troupe)

"Thanks SO MUCH! I thoroughly enjoyed the show. It was magical from the moment I walked into the theatre. Loved the script, the music was amazing, perfect, and so beautifully performed... the st-ory was captivating throughout. The Pearl Diver was such a breath of fresh air! We see and hear so much that is slick and loud. Love-ly to experience a show that felt real and sensitive. Your work was fantastic!! I could see you all over the place. Con-gratulations and please do keep me on your mailing list!"
Joan Melton (NY Classical Theatre Associate Artist)

"It was a joy to see your work, The Pearl Diver. Bravo."
Joan Melton (NY Classical Theatre Associate Artist)

"The show was stunning! Excellent direction: Beautiful movement, acting writing, design. Loved the composition and playing by Edward W. Hardy. Congrats to the whole team!"
Joan Kane (Artistic Director Ego Actus Theatre Co.)

"Thank you very much to introduce the Japanese culture. We want to have interests in other cultures as you?ve done."
Posted on Facebook by Masanobu Shioya of Japan after seeing photos of the performance of The Pearl Diver