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As You Like It
Center Stage
The Joy Luck Club
East West Players
Trudy and Max in Love
South Coast Repertory

“Den's comic flamboyance scores laughs" - LA Times

"[Celeste Den's] comedic talents steal the scenes hands-down when she portrays Rochelle...she also displays a combination of tenderness and vulnerability as Trudy’s friend Christine. These diverse portrayals really highlight Den’s discipline as an artist." - LA Splash

"Celeste Den as the Other Woman shows great versatility with minimum effort."

- StageHappenings

"Den once again proves herself to be a crackerjack addition to any cast…Here she morphs distinctively from snobby to sassy to sympathetic effortlessly playing various female roles."

- BroadwayWorld

"Supporting characters are brought to vivid life in a series of incisive cameos by SoCal favorite Celeste Den…Den is impressive." - StageSceneLA

"Celeste Den lights up the stage in a series of supporting roles" - OCExaminer

“Rivera gets an array of lovely performances, with particularly striking turns from Celeste Den, Karen Huie, and Emily Kuroda.” - LA Weekly


“Celeste Den is commanding as Waverly Jong.” - Asia Journal

"Celeste Den exuded authority and menace as Duke Frederick...Den killed it as both Duke Frederik and the shepherd Corin, differentiating the characters so completely one would be forgiven for not realizing

the same actress played both roles.” - Bmore Art

"Celeste Den, who doubled in the very diverse roles of the usurping Duke Frederick and Corin the contented shepherd, convinced me totally in both."

- BroadwayWorld

“...the women melt into their roles to become creatures possessed of feminine strength and masculine sensitivities…Celeste Den, mean as the Duke, yet as mellow as the month of May playing a shepherd later on.” - DC Theatre Scene

“Celeste Den as Sam delicately reveals the caring and vulnerability beneath a straight-talking sister’s exterior.” - TheatreGhost


“Den makes Sam an engagingly rueful figure.” - StageRaw


“Den commands the stage.” - StageSceneLA

Playwrights' Arena

"Celeste Den's Ting, a devout follower of Mao, gives the play a tense and combative energy...her brutal loyalty exemplifying the era's political fervor." - The Milford Daily News 


"Wild Swans has an enormous supporting cast and credit is due to Julyana Soelistyo, Celeste Den, and Annie Chang. Each of their performances was nuanced and added heart to the show. We could feel them growing with each event and see it etched on their faces." - A Younger Theatre

Wild Swans
American Repertory Theatre & Young Vic, London
Water by the Spoonful
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

“Celeste Den is great as the quirky, jumpy and genuine Orangutan.” - DailyCourier



"Den's Orangutan and Young's Chutes & Ladders are working a nice generation-spanning chemistry." - BroadwayWorld

Berkeley Repertory Theatre & South Coast Repertory

“…we have to give a special mention to the hilarious mugging and comic timing of 

supporting player Celeste Den, who had us breathless with laughter in two of her main scenes." - SFist 


“…a special shout-out to Den who, early in the first act steals the show as Daniel's first in a series of hired translators, Miss Qian. Whether speaking in Mandarin or humorously honest English, her mixed bag of facial expressions speak volumes in the universal language of laughter. Give this girl a sitcom role, stat!" - BroadwayWorld

"Celeste Den is hilarious as the idiom-challenged translator." - TheaterTimes


"Celeste Den as Miss Qian and Prosecutor Li gives a spotless performance." - TalkinBroadway


“…the funniest moments are when the translators (Celeste Den, Austin Ku, and Vivian Chu) allow themselves liberties with what has been spoken, often to the amazement of the speaker who is confounded by the knuckleball reply." - LA Times


"Best of the bunch is Den, having a dialed day as the gauchest interpreter imaginable, and later as the sharp-as-her-spike-heels Prosecutor Li." - StageSceneLA


"The actors’ fluency and eloquence of the adapted dialogue is a feat to behold, as well as their group chemistry on stage...Vivian Chu, Austin Ku, and especially Celeste Den---wonderfully demonstrate their diverse talents as they portray multiple roles." - LA Splash

M. Butterfly
2017 Broadway Revival at The Cort Theatre

“Celeste Den is terrific as [Song]’s bossy overseer, Comrade Chin”

- Entertainment Weekly

“Celeste Den is a fierce Comrade Chin”

- TalkinBroadway

“Comrade Chin made perfectly loathsome in performance by Celeste Den”

- TheaterMania

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