A bold initiative to bring presentations of Mosaic productions and new play development program to students, artists, and the entire DC community

Mosaic on the Move

Thanks to our partnership with the DC Public Libraries, Mosaic will continue to bring free readings and programming related to our productions to DC public libraries in each of the 8 wards in Washington, DC. Listed below are the dates and location of the 8 library readings for this season.

Current Mosaic On The Move Shows:

By Dennis Williams | Directed by Sandi Halloway
Part of Locally Grown Mosaic
The shocking death of a classmate at the hands of a Chicago police officer inspires three college students to push for progress at their university.  Their mission accomplishes more than merely “rocking the boat.” In #WOKE, students, faculty and administration confront the consequences of their actions (and inaction) as demands for change take the campus by storm. As truths are painfully revealed, can the movement survive the strife within its ranks?  
Free Play Reading. RSVP HERE
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 6:30pm 
Ward 5: Woodridge Library 
1801 Hamlin St NE, Washington, DC 20018

By Tara Meddaugh | Directed by Chelsea Radigan
Set in Cambodia, Romania, India and the United States, Meddaugh tells the story of four teenagers struggling to escape the dark underworld of child sex trafficking. Although living in different parts of the world, their lives become intertwined, with their support of each other binding this connection. This drama shines light on the atrocities that occur all over the world, and the hope and strength that allow children to survive. 
Free Play Reading. RSVP HERE,
Monday, December 2, 2019, at 6:30pm 
Ward 3: Tenley-Friendship Heights Library
4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Adapted and directed by Michael Bloom
from the original by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 
Part of Voices from a Changing Middle East
Written in 1779 by German playwright and dramaturg Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Nathan the Wise iwas initially banned by the Church and later by the Nazis because of its urgent plea for tolerance. Set during the Third Crusade in Jerusalem, the play is a Shakespearean fable dramatizing how the gaps between three religions are bridged by an enlightened sultan, a Jewish merchant, and a mysterious Crusader. Following World War II, more than 30 German theatres reopened with productions of Nathan the Wise. 

Free Play Reading. RSVP HERE
Monday, January 13, 2020, at 6:30pm 
Ward 4: Petworth Library
4200 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
By Tom Minter | Directed by Victoria Murray Baatin
Part of Locally Grown Mosaic 
In the wake of her mother's death, an African-American television exec, Ioni Mitchell navigates feelings of isolation.. and loss of family – until memories of her mother take to directing Ioni's focus to a portrait, that has always hung above her bed. In identifying the artist of the portrait, Ioni discovers choices made in an America of the 1870's, whose consequences and deeper secrets haunt an unexpected ancestor, in contemporary France..

The play, moving in time between the present and 1875 - America and France - bears witness to a startling family history of caste and color... which reveals crucial hard truths attached to the reality of Freedom... and freedom of choice.
Free Play Reading. RSVP HERE
Monday, February 24, 2020, at 6:30pm
Ward 2: West End Library 
2301 L St NW, Washington, DC 20037
By Alexandra Petri | Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner 
Part of Locally Grown Mosaic
Free Programming Event. RSVP HERE
More info on the play here
Monday, March 23, 2020, at 6:30pm 
Ward 6: Northeast Library
330 7th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
By Ifa Bayeza | Directed by Talvin Wilks 
Free Programming Event
More info on the play here
Monday, April 20, 2020, at 6:30pm 
Ward 8: Anacostia Library 
1800 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
By Ifa Bayeza | Directed by Talvin Wilks 
Free Programming Event
More info on the play here
Monday, May 18, 2020, at 6:30pm 
Ward 7: Capitol View Library
5001 Central Ave SE, Washington, DC 20019
By Ifa Bayeza | Directed by Talvin Wilks 
Free Programming Event. RSVP HERE
More info on the play here
Monday, June 8, 2020, at 6:30pm  
Ward 1: Mt. Pleasant Library 
3160 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H Street NE

Washington, DC 20002


202-399-7993 ext 2


Monday-Friday, 11 AM to 2 PM; 3 PM to 6 PM

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Box office does NOT take calls two hours prior to a show's curtain, but will return all voice messages left during that time.

Will Call opens one hour prior to curtain.

Patrons who arrive late will be seated at the discretion of management.