Usual Girls is exciting to watch. With hilarity and grimness, it connects the dots between pleasure, pain and shame.” - New York Times (Critic’s Pick)

“Peiffer’s play explores female sexuality without attaching it to a love story. It’s a gutsy, vulnerable piece of writing and part of what feels like an immensely heartening wave of intelligent, compassionate, unafraid-to-get-ugly plays that give us vital new portraits of the artists — as young women.” - NYMAG/ Vulture

“A primal scream of a play” - TIMEOUT (4 STARS)

“[Usual Girls] depicts female adolescence as a battleground. No one gets out entirely alive.” - The New Yorker

Usual Girls is certainly not a comfortable evening in the theater, but it's never less than thought-provoking.” - The Hollywood Reporter

"Every once in a while a playwright emerges with a voice so distinct and clear you wonder how the playwriting world succeeded without them. Ming Peiffer is the Co-Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of Spookfish Theatre Company and a current MFA Playwriting Candidate at Columbia University. Keep your eye on her." - David Lally,

"Any fan of New York theater, large or small, and anyone who enjoys pondering knotty questions should see this show. Ms Peiffer argues, convincingly, for a more inclusive culture created by minorities working together, a vision which is much more American than the system she is struggling against." - Tamas Vilaghy, The Local East Village

"Ming Peiffer knows just how exciting it can be. Her first full-length play, “WABI SABI! Not Wasabi,” had its world premier at the inaugural Dream Up Festival two years ago. After it took off, Peiffer continued writing, used the income to co-found Spookfish Theatre Company, and has had continued success..." Jessica Cautero, BACKSTAGE

"Ms. Peiffer is quite compelling in the part that she has written for herself. She is a talented actor and writer. RELAX! ALICE is an intriguing look at the relationship between Dr. and patient..." Oscar E. Moore, TALK ENTERTAINMENT

"As an Asian-American actress, Ming Peiffer ’11 was tired of being cast in stereotypical parts like the “cute nerd” or Geisha girl. So, she started creating her own roles..." The Colgate Scene