Dear Friends of Mosaic Theater,
Like so many organizations and individuals impacted by the global health crisis we’re all facing, Mosaic Theater Company has been forced to reckon with the inevitable. With the health and safety of our community of our subscribers, patrons, artists, and staff being paramount, Mosaic is suspending the rest of our 2019-2020 Season and rebooking our world premiere productions of Inherit the Windbag and The Till Trilogy into the upcoming season.
This decision to cancel performances through the end of June is a wrenching concession to the realities of the moment, reinforced by DC Mayor Bowser's most recent declaration on the prohibiting of mass gatherings during this public health emergency. Resuming operations in late summer – when the worst, we hope, will be behind us – seems to be the best path forward, believing as we do, that theater-going will remain a vital priority to Washingtonians when it’s safe to re-assemble.
The Till Trilogy, with its support from The Roy Cockrum Foundation, the NEA, and NEH, will resume rehearsals in May of 2021 and performances in June, 2021. With all we’ve seen of this extraordinary ensemble in rehearsal, we can promise you this epic undertaking will be well-worth the wait! Inherit The Windbag, already a hot ticket as we entered into preview week when we were forced to stop, will premiere much sooner, with end-of-summer dates to be announced in the coming days, as we share our new slate of offerings for Mosaic’s inspiring Season 6.
Ticketholders for performances scheduled to take place between March 12 and June 21, 2020, have the following options:
Exchange your tickets for a future performance of these shows in Season 6 (Dates TBD)
Donate your tickets, and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value
Exchange your tickets for a Mosaic gift card, or
Receive a full refund for the value of the ticket
For assistance, please email , allowing up to 48 hours for a response, as our staff is working from home.
As a theater company, a cultural community, a region, a country, a planet, we are all in crisis together. A major purpose of what we do as a theater is bring people together. Regardless of differences, we gather. That gathering—as audiences, as artists—is utterly impossible in the face of current conditions. Nonetheless, we are hopeful that we can return to form, in time; perhaps configured a bit differently, but with the same shared purpose of experiencing dramatic stories together.
How can you help?
More than 50% of Mosaic Theater’s annual subscription revenue is generated between April and June. This revenue is vital to the organization's continued existence and our ability to provide these vital works to our community. We are now questioning how we survive as a young, non-profit theater company without these funds.
While we recognize that real hardship is all around us these days, we ask that you think of the Mosaic artists, artisans, crew, and staff whose livelihoods are also at stake in this moment, and consider supporting Mosaic Theater as we honor our commitments to these incredibly dedicated team members. A donation is an investment in Mosaic’s mission, which will make a profound impact on the current suspended season and our future. It is an endorsement of independent, intercultural, entertaining, and uncensored theater that is committed to enriching DC's cultural life beyond this crisis.
Mosaic Theater Company is immensely grateful for your understanding and patience in these matters and we will be working on ways to share our ongoing, virtual creative with you. The best way to see this content and be notified of new information is by signing up to our mailing list and following us on our social media platforms.
Wishing you safety, health, endurance, patience, happiness, and much hope!
Ari Roth Serge Seiden Bill Tompkins
Founding Artistic Director Managing Director Board President