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Les Deux Noirs ~ Notes on Notes of a Native Son ~ Mosaic Theatre

Jordan Wright April 19, 2019

When two famous writers – one heterosexual, one homosexual, both controversial – square off in a Paris café there are bound to be fireworks. Set in the intellectual cosmos that was Paris in 1953, Les Deux Noirs is playwright Psalmayene 24’s imagined conversation between notable novelist, Richard Wright of […]

Native Son ~ Mosaic Theatre

Jordan Wright March 31, 2019

Written in the early 1940’s, Richard Wright’s novel became a play only a year after its literary success. Native Son, is grim reminder of a nation at a crossroads during the time of the House Un-American Activities Committee’s investigations and the communist scare. Its theme of a country in […]

Oh, God ~ A Divine Comedy ~ Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Jordan Wright December 20, 2018

Kimberly Schraf (left) and Mitchell Hebert (right) – Photo credit Stan Barouh

When God arrives to your office dressed as Orson Welles, you had better take him seriously. In Anat Gov’s comedic tale God takes on the persona of a distressed patient seeking advice from Ella, a […]

The Agitators ~ Mosaic Theater Company

Jordan Wright October 30, 2018

People may forget who America’s early activists were, but in their day, women’s rights suffragist and Quaker, Susan B. Anthony, and African American abolitionist, Frederik Douglass, changed the course of history in this nation. What do we know of their personal lives, their 45-year friendship, or their struggles to […]

An Iliad ~ at the Atlas Performing Arts Center

Jordan Wright June 5, 2018

Conor Bagley, director of An Iliad. Photo courtesy of Conor Bagley.

Homer’s ancient Greek epic poem The Iliad springs to life in a dramatic interpretation written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. DC native and twice Tony-nominated director, Conor Bagley, envisions an unadorned set and simple […]