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Interview: Actor/Playwright Nandita Shenoy Discusses New Drama Esspy and Championing Asian American Performers

Review: ESSPY at NJ Rep-A Must-See Incisive Comic-Drama

‘Esspy’ stands for standardized patient in smart new medical school comedy-drama

“ESSPY”, a comedy that asks, “Can compassion be taught?”

Interview: Playwright Nandita Shenoy and ESSPY at NJ Rep

“Esspy,” a New Play by Nandita Shenoy, Charts Unique Doctor-Patient Relationship

NJRep presents the World Premiere of "ESSPY"



Review: SFBATCO’s pithy ‘Private’ is about spying, and much more  

Review: SFBATCO’s incision-sharp ‘Private’ is the surveillance drama for our moment

Review: A.C.T.'s 'Christmas Carol" revival is a a holiday treat to savor

Peter J. Kuo: Schooling the Field

Review: Does the Holiday Magic of Scrooge, Nutcracker come through online

Review: ACT’s ‘A Christmas Carol: On Air’ is a worthy but not yet fluent experiment

Conservatory Director Melissa Smith to Leave American Conservatory Theater

Tickets on sale for ACT’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ as radio play with pandemic-era add-ons

Review: ‘In Love and Warcraft’ Serves Romance for Noobs

American Conservatory Theater, Perseverance Theatre cast virtual spell with ‘In Love and Warcraft’


All’s Fair Game in 'Love and Warcraft'

‘Love and Warcraft’ Explores the Intimacy of Online Gaming

ACT Zooms into a new era with Warcraft

Review: ACT’s ‘In Love and Warcraft’ levels up Zoom theater

Treading the motherboards: Technology allows the show to go on

30-Plus Bay Area Theatres Join PlayGround for Juneteenth Justice Play

Opening the Screen on "Live Video Theatre"
Essay - Howlround (June 10, 2020)

All Together Now, But Virtually
Feature - American Theatre Magazine - In Love and Warcraft (April 23, 2020)

‘We can still go deep’: ACT MFA productions keep digging despite digital format
Feature - San Francisco Chronicle - In Love and Warcraft (April 22, 2020)

Start a New Holiday Tradition With Help From Bay Area Theatres
Feature - Encore Spotlight - A Christmas Carol at A.C.T. (December 10, 2019)

A Christmas Carol at A.C.T.
Release - Marina Times - A Christmas Carol at A.C.T. (December 2019)

American Conservatory Theater Announces New Hires
Release - - Associate Conservatory Director Position (July 21, 2019)
Release - Theatre Mania - Associate Conservatory Director Position (July 19, 2019)

Rooms Where it Happens
Feature - American Theatre - Rising Leaders of Color Cohort (May 31, 2019)

TCG Announces Third Round of Rising Leaders of Color

Drama League Announces 2018 Resident Artists
Release - American Theatre - Drama League Residency (February 20, 2018)
Release - Theatre Mania - Drama League Residency (February 2, 2018)

"The Wizard of Oz," which opened Thursday at the Redhouse Arts Center with Peter J. Kuo directing, is funny, cheerful and heartwarming, truly a family show likely to appeal to all ages."
Review - - The Wizard of Oz (July 29, 2016)

Asian American theater group pushes for the day when it doesn't need #StarringJohnCho
Feature - LA Times - Dinner with Friends (May 26, 2016)

John Cho and More to Lead Artists at Play's DINNER WITH FRIENDS

Release - - Dinner with Friends (May 3, 2016)

"Not only does 'Washer/Dryer' serve as pure fun for the night, but it also tackles relevant issues about the Asian American identity."

"Under director Peter J. Kuo's competent direction, the proceedings are diverting in a Norman Lear way...a sincere, well intended contrivance that gets its laughs like clockwork.... Khatau’s fresh, understated heroine and Chung’s likable, short-fused hero are nicely matched -- she is hilarious at her climactic meltdown, and he valiantly strives to keep the various tropes from stereotype. Huie and Stone expertly attack their functionary roles, and Wright, who also voices Sonya’s doorman, performs his duties with outsized flair"

"Big Load of Talent Tossed Into WASHER/DRYER Spins Outa Clean, Hot, Fresh, Finished Pice of Entertainment...Director Peter J. Kuo whips this talented cast of five through a fast, even paced ninety-minutes of social issues served up on a tasty elixir of laughter."

"...a nearly unqualified rave...Shenoy’s ingenious—and consistently hilarious—script... Peter J. Kuo’s inspired direction...a cast that ought to be transferred lock, stock, and wok to the small screen if and when Washer/Dryer is awarded the weekly 30-minute slot it so richly deserves."

"Directed by Peter Kuo with a sitcom sensibility, the piece feels like a pilot of the likes of Dharma & Greg...for those who loved Dharma & Greg, this is quite a compliment."

"[A] magnificent new comedy – a triumphant coming together of acting, directing, writing and timing...the funniest play I’ve seen in a year as director Peter J Kuo superbly handles the farce and family dynamics."
Review - - Washer/Dryer (February 22, 2015)

EWP to Present World Premiere of 'Washer/Dryer'
Release - The Rafu Shimpo - Washer/Dryer (January 26, 2014)

Artists at Play: Creating Space for AAPI Performers and Playwrights
Feature - Hyphen Magazine - 99 Histories (August 22, 2014) 

Los Angeles is a Theater Town but are we a “Professional” Theater Town?
A response by Doug Clayton to my MFA Directing Blog Post
Feature - Los Angeles Bitter Lemons (May 8, 2014)

Marabella, She Kills Monsters and More Set for Artists at Play Readings, 4/6
Release - Broadway World - Marabella (March 4, 2014)

"... many comic moments, some poignant moments and some seriously introspective scenes... A wonderfully crafted study of the universal need for acceptance, understanding and love."
Review - - Cowboy Versus Samurai (Oct. 8, 2013)

"...marvelous production... clever and poignant...a great cast, and funny, thoughtful performances."
Review - Angry Asian Man - Cowboy Versus Samurai (Oct. 1, 2013)
"All this is bolstered by a deft cast and thoughtful direction by Peter J. Kuo, whose sound design elements add layers to the text and make it uniquely theatrical."
Review - Bamboo Nation - Cowboy Versus Samurai (Oct. 1, 2013)

As Kuo Stages Cowboy Versus Samurai, Directing is No Longer a Sideline
Feature - LA Stage Times - Cowboy Versus Samurai (Sept. 27, 2013)

People's Choice Award
Awards - Playground-LA - Flight Time (Jan. 24, 2013)

Runner-Up Best Direction of a Play
Awards - TicketHolder Awards - Ching Chong Chinaman (Jan. 7, 2012) 

"...Peter J. Kuo directs with precise comedic skill..."
Review - Backstage - Ching Chong Chinaman (Nov. 23, 2011) 

Feature - LA Stage Times - Ching Chong Chinaman (Nov. 18, 2011)

"Peter Kuo’s direction has created a cohesive ensemble cast that meshes perfectly on stage."
 Review - Asians on Film - Ching Chong Chinaman (Nov. 16, 2011)

"...the barrage of laugh lines are more hit than miss..."
Review - - Ching Chong Chinaman (Nov. 15, 2011)

"...there were some very committed, entertaining performances from this ensemble of six."
Review - LACultureSpot - Ching Chong Chinaman (Nov. 8, 2011)

"Songs of Praise - ...a thoroughly enjoyable experience..."
Review - The Rafu Shimpo - Songs for a New World (Oct. 22, 2009)

TV Feature - KNBC - Letters to a Student Revolutionary (Feb. 23, 2009)

"The production, directed by Peter Kuo...drew me in with its light humor and loveable characters."
Review - Asia Pacific Arts - Chinatown Correspondent (July 27, 2007)

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