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Portland Center Stage/Syracuse Stage

Dir.  May Adrales


The American theatre provides limited opportunity for its Asian American actors, but this lack is amplified by the unique strength of a performance like Tina Chilip’s as vice-minister Xi Yan. She gives life to a feminine culture mostly unknown to the American audience.  – Marisa Carusa, NY Theater Guide


Tina Chilip’s Xi Yan is the Asian equivalent of a Hitchcock blonde: beauty fused with malevolence- James MacKillop, Syracuse New Times


The toughest, fiercest, and most complex personality is the minister’s second in command, Xi Yan (an alternately icy and feisty Tina Chilip). - Barbara Adams,




Peter O'Connor and Tina Chilip in Chinglish


...played with captivating hilarity and emotional resonance by Tina Chilip.  – Rebecca Johnson, Willamette Week


Chilip’s nuanced revelations of Xi Yan’s multiple motivations, form the solid and likable core of Center Stage’s productions – Bob Hicks, Oregon Arts Watch


Tina Chilip is smart and funny as Xi Yan. – Holly Johnson, The Oregonian


Tina Chilip is thoroughly enticing– James Bash, NW Reverb


 ...conveying the intelligence and wit of her character in spite of the language barrier. - Michael O'Connor, CNY Cafe Momus

The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Dir.  Tony Taccone


...the incessantly curious Sooze (the hilarious Tina Chilip) - Lou Fancher, SF Weekly


Sooze... as blithely played by Tina Chilip, has a refreshing willingness to laugh at the family’s ridiculousness, especially when you’d think she’d be the most enraged by it.  - Sam Hurwitt, KQED Arts


Tina Chilip, who harnesses some hilarious moments despite brief on-stage time - Jay Barmann, SFist


L-R:  Mark Margolis, Tina Chilip and Joseph Parks

Left to right:  Jojo Gonzales, Siho Ellsmore, Tina Chilip, David Shih in A Dream Play

A Dream Play
National Asian American Theater Company, NY

Dir. Andy Pang


You won't forget the courage of Tina Chilip's Agnes – Deirdre Donovan, CurtainUp


The Hindu god Indra's daughter, played by Tina Chilip with fetching sweetness – Michael Feingold, Village Voice


Ms. Chilip, a quiet presence on stage, provides an affecting presence as the witness to humanity’s sufferings - Aaron Botwick, scribicide


The scenes between Agnes (Tina Chilip) and the Lawyer (Alexis Camins), are particularly affecting  – Loren Noveck,


...Tina Chilip [is] particularly the god's daughter - Karen D’Onofrio, Electronic Link Journey

Ma-Yi Theater, New York, NY

Dir. Loy Arcenas


Ms. Valdes-Aran and Ms. Chilip interact with the emotional shorthand that accompanies a lifetime of shared memories; when the two women hold hands, their bodies appear to fold into one another. – Eric Grode, New York Times


Tina Chilip is perfectly cast as her daughter, Vangie  – Iris Greenberger, Show Business Weekly


Tina Chilip, who was in the Manila run of David Henry Hwang’s “Golden Child” for Tanghalang Pilipino in 2008 (for which she received a Philstage Gawad Buhay citation for Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role), will play Vangie. – Walter Ang, Philippine Daily Inquirer


Tina Chilip with Ching Valdes-Aran in Flipzoids at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

M. Butterfly
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN

Dir.  Peter Rothstein


The rest of the cast rounds out the production quite well, particularly Tina Chilip's wonderful performance of Liling's boss Comrade Chin– Sheila Regan, Twin Cities Daily Planet


Lee Mark Nelson, Tina Chilip, and Nathaniel Fuller provide plenty of comic relief in their multiple roles as well – Tad Simons, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine


Tina Chilip as Comrade Chin was just plain hilarious– Janet Preus,

Tina Chilip (left) with Randy Reyes (center) and Andrew Long (right) in M. Butterfly

Yellow Face
TheatreWorks, Mountain View, CA

Dir.  Robert Kelley


Tina Chilip is completely brilliant when she appears briefly as Sen. Fred Thompson. She gets that basset-hound face, that ponderous former actor's self-important voice. Hilarious.  – John Orr,


Tina Chilip does hilarious turns as politicians and reporters. - Jeanie Forte, Palo Alto Online


Tina Chilip gives a great performance as Leah and in other roles. – Richard Connema, Talking Broadway


L-R: Francis Jue, Amy Resnick, Tina Chilip, Pun Bandhu, Howard Swain in Yellow Face

Joy Luck Club
Pan Asian Rep, New York, NY

Dir. Tisa Chang


Tina Chilip stands out as the driven, super-capitalist Waverly. Her vitality and pulse embodies an American spirit that clashes with her Chinese-born mother. – Jason Jacobs,


As Waverly Jong (strongly played by Tina Chilip) puts it, if you dare to tell your Chinese mother to shut up, "you can be charged as an accessory to your own murder. – Jennifer Farrar, The Associated Press

Golden Child
Cultural Center of the Philippines

Dir.  Loy Arcenas


Tina Chilip gains the audience’s laughs (and hearts) with her portrayal of the shameless but irresistible Second Wife, the schemer who plays her card well. – Shirley Lau, Philippine Daily Inquirer


Tina Chilip played it so well that every scene of hers catches every beat and nuance of the lines. She creates her own space as if she owns it. – Joey Ting, Art Theater Manila

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