“If you were to ask me what 'Uncle Vanya' is about, I would say about as much as I can take.”
— review of Chekhov's play, one of the greatest ever written
"Life is never quite what you expect it to be. Sometimes it’s disappointing, and sometimes things come together quite nicely. Often it is about one’s attitude and approach to life. Each character has something to learn in Visiting Cezanne. And each comes away changed for the better."
-- from review of March 2019 production of Visiting Cezanne at Burien Actors Theatre
Feature on Duane and his play Visiting Cezanne, in French-language magazine Le Mag’ (Spring 2019, pages 22-23)
"If you like art, and have a special fondness for Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and early modern art, it is definitely a play to see."
-- from review of March 2018 production of Visiting Cezanne at 18th & Union Arts Space
"A gem of a play. Escorting Tom takes the audience on a thoughtful journey through unusual circumstances, but doesn’t give away the ending. Duane Kelly treats the lives of his characters with a compassionate, but not soft, hand and with an intelligent sense of humor. There are layers revealed as the play progresses which provide depth to the story in a skillful way."
-- from review of April 2017 production of Escorting Tom at Burien Actors Theatre
"You feel compelled to find out what's going to happen next, as unlikely as it all might be."
-- from review of March 2017 production of Das Ende at 18th & Union Arts Space