Movies That Should Be Musicals: Practical Magic
Movies That Should Be Musicals: Practical Magic at the Ritz Carlton Dallas. October 23, 2017.
Movies That Should Be Musicals: A League of Their Own
Movies That Should Be Musicals: Practical Magic at the Ritz Carlton Dallas. April 12th, 2017.
Deeply felt, poetically written and beautifully constructed...If [Mosley's] other work is as strong as Mo[u]rnin’. After., which has the perfect amount of theatrical fringe on top, he's got a dream worth a keepin'.
-Mark Lowry, TheaterJones
To say he has a lot of panache would be an understatement...[A] beautiful curio—at once poetic, raw, and intimate...Mosley is yet a young man in the world of theatre but shows a talent and wisdom beyond his years.
-Clint May, Chicago Theater Beat
Something deeply personal, moving and impossible not to identify with...a fast-blossoming performer whose insights into the intersection between loss and identity are worthy of an hour of anyone's time.
-Steven Chaitman, Windy City Times
The best of them is Mo[u]rnin’. After by Brigham Mosley. A memory piece about Mosley’s upbringing in rural Oklahoma where being a gay kid was nearly impossible, and his complex relationship with his grandfather (a man’s man whose death devastated Mosley), Mo[u]rnin’ incorporates a love of musical theater and glitter with a boundless energy that is both thrilling and exhausting to watch — Mosley really puts the “buoyant” in “flamboyant” … and the “flame” as well. (I’d never seen a man who could talk over himself until this.) It’s the must-see show of the fest.
-Arnold Wayne Jones, Dallas Voice
Mosley proves so instantly charming and at-ease he calls to mind another Dallas son, Michael Urie.
-Lindsey Wilson, culturemap
photo by Erik Carter
Imagine if the Rude Mechs had a love child with Taylor Mac (or Daniel Alexander Jones), and then named Young Jean Lee the godmother. You might find him crawling around Dallas theater today introducing himself as Brigham Mosley. Of course, you won't need to know the cultural lineage of Mosley's new play, Vultures, to recognize its magic.
-Lauren Smart, Dallas Observer
photo by Scott Wayne McDaniel
What could have easily been a play ripping apart a generation of young people — which at times it is — it also straddles a line and explores the fear in every young person’s mind of not having a lasting legacy.
photo by Culture Nugget
Pretty, Smart, Poetic
This is a smart and beautifully rendered work of poetic theater. Mosley creates a world where characters speak in verse, where the Kama Sutra or Annie Hall might fall from the sky (requisite guides to anyone's coming-of-age, I'd think). Mosley understand[s] that the theater is a place to make magic, to pursue what might seem an impossible hope. Mosley is ultimately exploring what it means to shape a self that resists a parent's vision - how terrifying, yet liberating, that can be. He understands too that, while risky, this resistance is something to celebrate.
-Suzanne Scanlon, Time Out Chicago
I was quite taken with Pretty, Smart, Poetic. Odradek Theatre and playwright Brigham Mosley: both worth keeping your eye on.
-Kris Vire, Theatre Editor, Time Out Chicago