"Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins is striving for no less than an era-defining work... The Homosexuals ends up a bit like the lives of the characters it depicts -- filled with hope, mixed with cynicism, and ultimately acknowledging that the effort itself is perhaps paramount to the full realization of one's ambitions."
Steven Oxman, Variety
"The Homosexuals is an important new gay play, out of Chicago. This is a chance to see it at the start of what should be a fabulous trajectory."
Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
"Philip Dawkins' play The Homosexuals occasionally evokes echoes of...Terrence McNally's masterful Love! Valour! Compassion! (1994), among other works. Yet Dawkins displays a wry sense of humor, a gift for subtle poignancy, and a sense of social history that reveal a distinct dramatic voice of his own. The Homosexuals is a smart and entertaining glimpse at urban gay life in the 2000-2010 decade."
Les Spindle, Edge (Los Angeles)
"Philip Dawkins, in his 2011 comedy-drama, The Homosexuals, attempts an all-encompassing overview of gay life in the first decade of the 21st century. That he succeeds so well is a tribute to his keenly observed characters, making them fallible but lovable, individual but universal."
Roy C. Dick, News Observer
"Dawkins shows great promise as a playwright as evidenced in the play. The dialogue, legitimately hilarious, is filled with insightful jokes about loneliness, dating, and gay sensibilities."
Jonas Schwartz, Theatre Mania
"The script demonstrates Dawkins's gift for sparkling repartee. He deftly blends urbanely funny exchanges with moments of pathos."
John Beer, Time Out Chicago
"For what Dawkins has crafted is nothing less than a group portrait of his contemporaries, reproduced with an accuracy deserving of its enshrinement in a time capsule addressed to future generations in need of comfort."
Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times