Quotes from Reviews
Torres-Tama treads that dangerously vague turf of performance art gracefully ... He takes Latino life on a magical mystery tour with dexterity and daring. ---The Village Voice (New York)
Powerful performance art piece lets audience feel mistreatment of Hispanic immigrants ... Torres-Tama's moving and visually stimulating piece holds a mirror --both literally and figuratively -- up to the audience. ---Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
An adroit performer and lucid writer, José Torres-Tama bravely takes us to the dark side
where most dare not to go. ---DC Theatre Scene
… like the best performance artists, Torres-Tama seduces his audiences through humor and the ability to portray disparate characters ---Theatre Journal
At his best, Torres-Tama commands the stage with his vigor, conviction and theatricality.
---The Houston Chronicle
Torres-Tama is both a versatile writer who can be lyrically evocative as well as bitingly humorous, and an impressive performer. ---The Philadelphia Inquirer
He is a warrior for ‘gringrostroika,’ the economic restructuring of gringo-land.
---The San Diego Union-Tribune
Torres-Tama is a diversely talented performer. He can switch accents in the space of a syllable, emote humor or existential pain in the blink of an eye, recite Shakespeare and rap in the length of a breath.
---The Anchorage Daily News
Torres-Tama utilizes language like a weapon. His performance is erotic and intellectual with characters who question the system in search for identity.
---La Reforma (Mexico City)