What the Press says about Dan Kwong:

"..(his) body of work reflects the career of a multitalented artist with many stories to tell."

"Dan Kwong's contribution to Asian American theatre goes beyond his shows; he has taught and inspired a number of artists to pursue autobiographical solo performance as their career."

"Dan Kwong empowers the Asian American identity and challenges American identity by telling stories of his life. And he has inspired others to use his workshop techniques to continue breaking the cycle of silence of Asian American men and women."

- "A History of Asian American Theatre" E.L. Kim, Cambridge Press

The Night The Moon Landed On 39th Street
“With considerable intelligence and humor... Dan Kwong not only remembers, he recaptures his youthful fascination with space travel... a smart, funny piece...”

“Somehow, Kwong has held onto his sense of childlike wonder about the cosmos, and that awe informs his free-wheeling and uproarious performance.”

“... In a complicated staging that features oodles of video clips and a variety of hilariously low-tech effects... Dan Kwong bridges the gap between performance art and family entertainment... It’s a virtuosic showing.”
L.A. Times

“Whatever he does, Kwong has fun, and his sunny disposition and relaxed, low-key humor make him a joy to watch.”
L.A. Weekly

Monkhood In 3 Easy Lessons
“He weaves striking, multi-focus stage pictures around simple monologues about his Chinese and Japanese grandfathers, ironic accounts of his own childhood, and litanies of the trials facing Asian American males.”
L.A. Times

“In a stunning, gripping performance, Kwong was able to say what most people are afraid to even think.”
The Holland Anchor

“Saturated with high-spirited athleticism... a refreshingly forthright approach to his often dark material.”
Chicago Tribune

“Kwong pulls threads of his experience and weaves metaphors that resonate socially and metaphysically.”
L.A. Weekly

“It's smart, subtle and devastating.”
Chicago Reader

The Dodo Vaccine
“... Dan Kwong eloquently, and often humorously, blends a youth-targeted lecture-demo with his own horrific experiences as a straight Asian American facing the possibilities of testing (HIV) positive.”
L.A. Weekly

“He is every person, worried about this disease but still willing to take risks, keeping the belief that ‘it can’t happen to me’. Kwong blows away all of that -- even his own excuses -- with equal candor...”
Seattle Gay News

“...the actor beautifully portrays moments in his conscious life, as well as many of his nightmares.”
L.A. Weekly

“Kwong’s strengths are many - his acerbic wit, his knack for arresting stage pictures, utter fearlessness and commitment to dramatic choices...”
Seattle Times

“...a journey of insightful, sometimes painful self-scrutiny... a striking allegory that illustrates stylistic flair and keen intelligence... Kwong deploys his multimedia arsenal with startling success, using sound, visual composition and lighting to drive home his points...”
L.A. Times

Tales From The Fractured Tao
“Clever tales from the dark side transform personal demons into a disarmingly simple chronicle of troubled youth.”

“Kwong's humor is warm and loving... it stems from a delightfully twisted taste for the absurdity of human behavior... Be prepared to laugh, to be moved, and to fall in love with a performer.”
L.A. Reader