Press Coverage

The New York Times – The Detective Was a Performance Artist. The Evidence Is Now a Show.

“gently humorous, enchantingly quirky … a strangely entrancing new work."

TimeOut New York – Say Something Bunny! ★★★★ Review

“★★★★ Say Something Bunny! is light, sweet, funny and dear. But Kobayashi’s deep humanism has a way of moving you, even days later. She sifts through the details of strangers’ lives, a prospector who knows that the sand itself is precious. ”

The Brooklyn Rail – In Conversation ALISON S. M. KOBAYASHI and CHRISTOPHER ALLEN with Tess Takahashi

“humor, pathos, and imagination combined with meticulous historical research”

NOW Magazine – ★★★★★ Found audio fuels Alison S.M. Kobayashi's project at Gallery TPW earns a rare perfect score

“★★★★★ earns a rare perfect score … a work of profound empathy, lending meaning and drama to ordinary lives”

CBC – Hybrid media experiments with CBC Radio's Sook-Yin Lee

“Alison’s charting exciting new territory, combining video, installation, visual art, performance, and found source material.”

_docubase Interview with Alison S.M. Kobayashi from MIT's Open Documentary Lab

"A one-of-a-kind example of non-fiction storytelling that successfully combines a collective experience, live performance, and immersive media."

Canadian Art – Say Something Bunny! Review

“Composing whole lives out of fragments of intimate conversation.” Alison S.M. Kobayashi Fills in a Family’s Blanks at Gallery TPW

"Kobayashi pieces together a compelling new narrative, imagining fictional—but still plausible—personal histories for a set of complete strangers, while playfully prodding at notions of documentation, memory and identity."

Vogue – The Best New Theater Experience in Town Is Nowhere Close to Broadway

"Say Something Bunny isn’t a line in the sand, it’s a gambit—an irresistible one. If you want to see a great performance, try to get tickets to Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. If you want to reconsider the way you see, head to Chelsea."

Huff Post – Alison S.M. Kobayashi Breathes New Life into Found 1950s Wire Recording

“Kobayashi’s success turns on both her extensive, iterative approach to her research as well as her charismatic ability to commit herself completely to reenactments of dozens of characters”

Art F City – When Facts Become Art: Alison S.M. Kobayashi at Gallery TPW

“Deeply felt and most remarkably, close and real… a multigenerational yarn of Rothian heights.”

Canadian Art – Must-Sees This Week: March 24 to 30, 2016

"a must-see"

Show Showdown – Say Something Bunny! Review

"Every family... should be so brilliantly and lovingly reincarnated."

Lighting and Sound America – Say Something Bunny! Review

"One of the oddest and most captivating entertainments of the new season is located far off the beaten path."

Now Magazine – The Toronto visual arts community chooses its favourite shows of 2016

She's proved you can find an interesting story behind anything if you're willing to dig for it.

Maxamoo Podcast– Review of Say Something Bunny!

"It's like a live NPR, if you like dramaturgy you will love this show... It's a hell of a ride."

Cornell Alumni News - Sound Track

"This unorthodox work takes a pair of long-forgotten recordings that Newburge made of family gatherings in the Fifties and turns them into a two-act, multi-media exploration."

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