22 Sep 2017

Arts & Entertainment:

Joy, Pain and Music at Mosaic Theater’s Season Opener

A captivating roller coaster of emotion draws the audience into The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith by Angelo Parra, now playing at the Atlas Theater, 1333 H Street NE. The Mosaic Theater Company’s production stars Miche Braden as Smith with musicians Jim Hankins (bass), Gerard Gibbs (piano), and Anthony E. Nelson […]

16 Jun 2017

Arts & Entertainment:

“The Return” at Mosaic Theater: Raw, Powerful, Extremely Sad

If you go to the theater to feel good, “The Return” at Mosaic Theater is not the play for you. As with all the other Mosaic Theater plays, the play challenges your assumptions and the things you take for granted, repeatedly, as the performers unspool the story together. The actors play easily off each other and […]

11 Apr 2017

Arts & Entertainment:

South Africa: Then & Now, at Mosaic Theater

If you haven’t attended a play at Mosaic Theater, 1333 H Street NE, inside the Atlas Performing Arts Center, I strongly recommend you do. Not only is it great to have contemporary theater right in our own backyard, but the quality of the acting, the thoughtfulness that goes into choosing the season’s plays and the […]

18 Jan 2017


Lessons in Etiquette and Community by Mosaic Theater

I wish I could make watching “Charm” at Mosaic Theater a mandatory assignment. “Charm” is a play written in unflinching, witty and heartbreakingly quick exchanges by Philip Dawkins, a Chicago native. The playwright’s ear for dialogue and nuance would be obvious even if the cast did not do the lines justice. This is not the […]

17 Nov 2016

Arts & Entertainment:

Milk Like Sugar: Introspection and Raw Emotion

The newest play in the Mosaic Theater season line-up is Milk Like Sugar, by Kirsten Greenidge. Thanks to the generosity of the folks at Mosaic, I attended opening night. The play hit me in the gut– it’s a raw and frank story about poverty and race and about being a teenager and feeling invincible. It’s also […]

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