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Monday, April 5, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran’ at Woolly Mammoth by Katie Gaab

As the world has now officially crossed over the one-year mark of a global pandemic, nothing and everything feels like it’s changed. Time has flown by, yet we continue to make memes about …

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Katie Gaab

Three years before Solange debuted “Don’t Touch My Hair,” Keli Goff’s idea for “The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls” was born. Kelli Goff, a multi-platform storyteller,…

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Dear Mapel’ by Mosaic Theater Company by Katie Gaab

Over the last six months, many of us have had the chance to really reflect on our relationships, both with ourselves and with others. For some, this might have been the first time we’ve re…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Concert Review: The National Philharmonic Featuring ‘Melissa White’ at Strathmore by Katie Gaab

This Black History Month, the National Philharmonic took its first big step towards diversity and inclusion with a special Saturday evening showcase of four black composers in classical musi…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Native Son’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by Katie Gaab

It all begins in the dark, feet shuffling across the stage until they hit their starting points. When the lights finally turn on, each actor looks ahead, inhaling and exhaling deeply. Sudden…

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘As Far As My Fingertips Take Me’ at Woolly Mammoth by Katie Gaab

It’s been two days since I traded my bare forearm for a 15-minute intimate experience. Like a temporary tattoo, the painted figures are now disappearing into my skin, representative of the…

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Oh, God’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by Katie Gaab

It’s another dry, hot day. Your garden is starting to show signs of dehydration, resulting in frustration and annoyance, especially after all the love you poured into it. Then, to top thin…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Marie and Rosetta’ at Mosaic Theater Company by Katie Gaab

What do Elvis, Johnny Cash, Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix have in common? To start, you more than likely know their names and signature musical styles. Perhaps you own an album or two. You…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Underground Railroad Game’ at Wooly Mammoth by Katie Gaab

Whether you end up a Yankee or a Confederate, hold onto your hats during the Ars Nova production of “Underground Railroad Game.” This month’s installment of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Comp…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Two Trains Running’ at Arena Stage by Katie Gaab

“You got love and you got death. Death will find you. It’s up to you to find love.” — Holloway This past week marks 50 years since death found Martin Luther King Jr. in Memp…

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘This Is All Just Temporary’ at Convergence Theatre by Katie Gaab

You don’t get to choose which family you’re born into — that part of your story is written way before you learn how to take a crayon, hold it between your fingers, and let your ima…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dance Review: ‘Step Afrika! Step Xplosion’ at Strathmore by Katie Gaab

Synchronicity is the glue in the art of stepping. Without it, rhythms become incomprehensible and movement seems chaotic. With it, steppers can create one solid, yet fluid line while simulta…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Future of Wellbeing’ at Strathmore by Katie Gaab

Did you know that 65 percent of our DNA is the same as a banana’s? Talk about an uncanny statistic to start off a Tuesday evening. In two hours, Deepak Chopra, licensed physician, best-sel…

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Wizard of Hip’ at MetroStage by Katie Gaab

Thomas W. Jones II’s “The Wizard of Hip (or When in Doubt Slam Dunk)” has been around for nearly as long as I’ve lived, but age is an insignificant number. Hip is the life measuremen…

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Fear Eats the Soul’ at Scena Theatre by Katie Gaab

Immigration is central to America’s identity, but so too is discrimination. With each wave of immigrants comes a new wave of intolerance, based on differences in language and culture. But …

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Ulysses on Bottles’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by Katie Gaab

Fifty years after the start of the Occupation, power and privilege continue to rule the world. Instead of building relationships, we build walls, providing a false promise of security paid f…

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Concert Review: Mozart’s ‘Symphony No. 40 in G Minor’ by The National Philharmonic Featuring Eric Lu at the Strathmore by Katie Gaab

It comes as no surprise that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart continues to entrance listeners and challenge musicians with his compositions. What one may find baffling, however, is how Mozart constru…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘From The Mouths of Monsters’ at The Kennedy Center by Katie Gaab

How do you channel your truth? What actions do you take to free your thoughts? Who would you like to become? These were just a few questions explored in today’s performance of “From The …

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Colorblind: The Katrina Monologues’ at Arena Players by Katie Gaab

Late Saturday afternoon, thick, ominous thunderstorm clouds stretched across the Baltimore skyline, engulfing every ray of sunlight. As theatergoers made their way through the doors of Arena…

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by Katie Gaab

Audiences are used to being told to silence or turn off their devices prior to a show. But what happens when they’re encouraged to turn the volume up high, scroll through Facebook and resp…

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre