The Reva and David Logan Foundation Community Engagement Initiative
"Mosaic has found an extraordinary partner in The Reva and David Logan Foundation. Their commitment to social justice, trailblazing art, and transformative involvement in the community mirrors our own.”
-Ari Roth, Founding Artistic Director
In March of 2016 Mosaic Theater announced the receipt of an extraordinary one million dollar grant from The Reva and Daivd Logan Foundation. This game-changing financial support allowed us to create the Reva and David Logan Foundation Community Engagement Initiative.
This initiative was established to pursue two main goals: to widen access to the arts by intentionally inviting a broad cross section of the DC community into our theater; and to deepen audience engagement and understanding of the topics raised on stage by building comprehensive programming founded on uncensored dialogue to complement performances.
There are a range of activities that Mosaic undertakes to achieve these objectives, the most visible of which is a robust post-show discussion series facilitated by Mosaic staff and board members, which aims to provide audiences with opportunities for deeper reflection and discussion alongside panellists who bring expertise on topics raised in our productions. These conversations are carefully curated, intentionally inclusive, and offered after 65% of performances.
Additionally, a weekday Student and Senior Matinee Program provides free performances of all Mainstage Series plays for DC public high school students and senior citizens.
A newer artistic initative, the Locally Grown Mosaic, provides a platform for local artists to share their work through world premiere productions, new play readings and workshops, and book sales in our pop-up Local Voices Bookstore. The bookstore, featuring works by local trans and gender fluid authors of color, alongside works by Mosaic authors, offers opportunities for the lifting of local voices and the presentation of readings in the Atlas Performing Arts Center lobby. In addition, our Open Mic Peace Cafes offer local poets and performance artists the opportunity to share artistic response pieces inspired by the work seen on stage.