2012 erhielt Eno den PEN Theater Award for an American Playwright in Mid-Career. Will Eno und die jeweiligen Ensembles von The Open House und The Realistic Joneses erhielten 2014 einen Drama Desk Special Award, "For two extraordinary casts and one impressively inventive playwright."
The New York Times
A philosopher and a wisecracker, Mr. Eno is a playwright who favors ideas over plot. He also makes space for the language that gets those ideas across, the crackle of a quip, the snap of an upturned cliché.Time Out New York
Eno’s dialogue is a marvel of compression and tonal control, trivial chitchat flipping into cosmic profundity with striking ease [...] there’s much to savor: the dry but meaningful banter, the joy of humans sharing time and space, battling the darkness with a joke or silence. Life in Enoland isn’t what you’d call realistic — it’s more real than that.The Oregonian
[...] each line is sharply refined with dry wit and packed with underlying meaning. The characters are written with impressive realism [...]The New York Times
Plays as funny and moving, as wonderful and weird as The Realistic Joneses, by Will Eno, do not appear often on Broadway. Or ever, really.Telegraph
"Nothing is funnier than unhappiness," we are told in Beckett, and so it is with this very fine play where laughter exists a heartbeat, or heartbreak, away from tears.