‘Personally, I found the experience invigorating, exciting and emotionally challenging. It took me out of my comfort zone and put me on my mettle. No sitting comfortably in the dark voyeuristically watching other people live distant lives in funny clothes, this was an 'in-your-face' - well, not quite because you can't look at each other - incident that, like all participatory activity, has the potential to change lives... In the 40 minutes this sublime interaction took to evolve, I experienced emotions ranging from acute anxiety to deep affection, from bewilderment to lucidity, from awkward embarrassment to personal buoyancy, and all within the framework of an evolving and thrilling truthfulness... My desire to talk about the experience is such that, should my fellow traveller contact me here or on Facebook I'd happily return to the gallery, buy her a coffee and try to positively deconstruct the experience, to understand it better. It was that good! So, would I do it again? In an instant! Do I recommend it to you? I certainly do!’ --- Lexie Matheson, www.theatreview.org.nz (Auckland)

'Hello for Dummies is … exciting and harrowing. The many tensions in the piece — the conversation is scripted but also unpredictable; the interaction is intimate but also impersonal; the performance is public but also private — create a conflicted experience of vigilance and surrender. Entering the cloistered space of shared headphones with a stranger, the actual environment is illuminated like a stage, full of mythic action…'  --- Mark Mann, Blouin Art Info (Toronto)

'The writing is full of a sense of adventure that illuminates the possibilities presented by every new meeting' - 8/10 --- Carly Maga, The Grid TO (Toronto)

'It's a fascinating experiment in human communication' 4**** --- Jon Kaplan, NOW Toronto (Toronto)

‘Author Glen Neath and Ant Hampton ... are masters of facilitating startlingly intimate, exhilarating, yet carefully controlled encounters that awaken the voyeur and performer in us all.’ --- Lee Webster, ...might be good, art e-journal (Texas)

‘Such works have a certain intimacy built into them, yes, but they also take that quality beyond putting you close to the staged action – they develop it into a bond among all the members of the audience who have shared the work with you.’ --- Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle (Texas)

'The piece’s narrative allows users to both act as characters (by repeating lines) and as “themselves” (answering questions honestly). It flows through realistic and abstract explorations of self-hood and presentation, and questions assumptions of identity and interaction. Because of this, it is well worth any awkward or uncomfortable feelings it may induce. Hello For Dummies also creates some very beautiful moments.' --- Lisa Amerongen, She does the City (Toronto)