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2019-20 SEASON PRESS RELEASES
December 15, 2019
Award-winning "Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World" by Yussef El Guindi headlines 20th Annual Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival.
October 28, 2019
Opinions Collide in Vaccine-Fueled, Award-Winning Comedy, EUREKA DAY
September 26, 2019
American Premiere of Norman Yeung's THEORY Poses Provocative Questions About Limits of Free Speech on a Modern College Campus
August 5, 2019
Mosaic Theater Company of DC Turns 5 This Fall and Celebrates Historic Year
August 1, 2019
Mosaic Theater Company of DC opens its Season 5 with “Fabulation Or, The Re-Education of Undine”
June 6, 2019
Baltimore Center Stage and Congo Square Theatre Company in association with The Apollo Theater and Mosaic Theater Company of DC present Twisted Melodies...
March 29, 2019
Mosaic Theater Company of DC to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
March 29, 2019
Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces 5th Anniversary #WOKESEASON5
March 5, 2019
Mosaic Theater Company Announces Native Son Rep
February 7, 2019
World Premier Productions by Mosaic Theater Company of DC Earn Four 2019 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations
February 7, 2019
Workshop Collaboration Process Yields New Billing for SHAME 2.0
January 3, 2019
Mosaic Theater Company Announces The World Premiere Workshop Production of Shame 2.0 (With Comments From The Populace) and Extension of Oh, God through January 20 as annual Voices Festival Continues
November 21, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company Announces DC Premiere of Divine Comedy OH, GOD
October 24, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces New Season Four Replacement production, Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of A Native Son
August 21, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company of DC will participate in $43 million program
August 10, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company Announces New Play Commission for Women Playwrights and Season Four Reading Series
July 27, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company’s Fourth Season Begins With Empowering Marie and Rosetta
June 26, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company Announces Final Production of 2018-2019 Season
March 30, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company Announces Season Four: "How Hope Happens"
2018-19 SEASON PRESS RELEASES
May 8, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company’s Third Season Concludes with Epic World Premiere The Vagrant Trilogy
April 25, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company Remounts Helen-Hayes Nominated Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies
March 26, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company’s Upcoming Production of Paper Dolls Extended Until April 29; PWYC Preview Now Scheduled for March 30
February 21, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company Kicks Off Annual Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival with American Premiere of Paper Dolls
January 16, 2018
Mosaic Theater Company Launches National Tour of Renowned Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival
December 15, 2017
Mosaic Theater Company's World Premiere Production of Queens Girl in Africa launches "Locally Grown Mosaic Initiative"
November 14, 2017
Draw the Circle joins The Real Americans for an Unforgettable Repertory at Mosaic Theater Company
October 25, 2017
Mosaic Theater Company's Third Season Continues with The Real Americans
October 10, 2017
Mosaic Theater Company’s Production of Vicuña & The American Epilogue Extended Until December 3
September 13, 2017
Mosaic Theater Company’s First Musical Extended; Movie Star Hired to Play Lead in Vicuña
August 8, 2017
Mosaic Theater Company Begins Third Season with First Musical
July 25, 2017
Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces Expansion of Staff and Unveils Workshop & Special Event Series
March 24, 2017
UPDATED: July 20, 2017
Mosaic Theater Company announces third season: a ripped-from-real-life, hugely adventurous lineup of eight plays including two musicals, two world premieres, and additional special events.
2016-17 SEASON PRESS RELEASES
May 12, 2017
Mosaic Theater Company presents our annual, "Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival," featuring two unforgettable dramas. This year's festival falls during the 50th year since the Six Day War and the start of The Occupation. The festival launches with the late Gilad Evron’s moving allegory, Ulysses on Bottles directed by Serge Seiden. The Return, written by Hanna Eady and Edward Mast, directed by John Vreeke. Two taut dramas about the lives, circumstances, and humanity of Palestinians in Israel and Gaza.
March 10, 2017
UPDATED: April 2, 2017
Mosaic Theater Company presents first repertory, "South Africa: Then & Now," featuring two monumental plays by two South African icons. Blood Knot, Athol Fugard's landmark masterpiece, directed by Joy Zinoman. A Human Being Died That Night, based on the best-seller by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, adapted by Nicholas Wright, directed by Logan Vaughn. Two probing two-handers explore the unfinished business of truth & reconciliation in South Africa, as well as ongoing issues of race and class in a divided country.
January 30, 2017
Opening tonight: world premiere of Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies, the climactic culmination of Mosaic Theater's three-part series: "Clamorous Encounters: Coming of Age in America." From one of America’s hottest rising-star playwrights comes an unforgettable story about two young African American men navigating adolescence, identity, and race in America. Staged by Mosaic Theater Managing Director & Producer, Serge Seiden, with associate director Vaughn Ryan Midder. ALL PERFORMANCES of are accessible to Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members via projected surtitles, part of the Season Two Accessibility and Inclusion Initiative. Hooded Discussion Series announced: “Compelling Dilemmas: Race in America.”
January 7, 2017
Mosaic Theater expands community initiatives during run of Charm to support local trans and gender nonconforming artists. Partnership with local artists Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and Venus Selenite makes possible Local Voices Bookstore to celebrate the work of local trans and gender nonconforming artists of color.
December 7, 2016
Mosaic announces key casting update for Charm: lead role of 'Mama Darleena Andrews,' inspired by Chicago transgender icon Gloria Allen, to be played by B'Ellana Duquesne. KenYatta Rogers to become Associate Director and understudy for ‘Mama’ in an ensemble diverse in sexual orientation, as well as cultural, racial, and gender identity. New partners announced for discussion series: “Compelling Dilemmas: Transforming Identity”
December 2, 2016
UPDATED: December 7, 2016
Philip Dawkins' award-winning Charm, a groundbreaking story about transgender & gender nonconforming youth, continues Mosaic's series "Clamorous Encounters: Coming of Age in America." B’Ellana Duquesne leads ensemble in role inspired by Chicago transgender icon Gloria Allen. Winner of the 2016 Jefferson Award for Outstanding New Work. New community partnership with Whitman-Walker Health, aimed at expanding awareness of health & legal services for LGBTQ clients Staged by innovative DC director Natsu Onoda Power with associate director KenYatta Rogers. Discussion panels announced: "Compelling Dilemmas: Transforming Identity."
October 7, 2016
Three-part "Clamorous Encounters" series about coming of age in America launches DC premiere of Obie Award-winning Milk Like Sugar, along with new accessibility initiatives. Staged by Mosaic Theater Resident Director Jennifer L. Nelson, Kirsten Greenidge’s Milk Like Sugar is buoyant coming of age story about young women overcoming pressures of race, class, and acceptance.
August 25, 2016
Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces daily mobile rush ticket partnership with TodayTix. Partnership is first for TodayTix in Washington, DC, and makes available a limited number of discounted Rush tickets for every performance in the 2016-17 mainstage season.
August 1, 2016
Mosaic Theater Company of DC launches season two with Terry Teachout's One-Man hit Satchmo At the Waldorf, a gripping look at the life and career of jazz icon Louis Armstrong. Local favorite Craig Wallace plays Armstrong, Jewish manager Joe Glaser, and fiercely critical trumpeter Miles Davis, under direction of Eleanor Hodridge. Production kicks off discussion series "Race and Music: Blacks, Jews, and the Independent Artist," examining complex relationship between African Americans & American Jews in the entertainment industry.
May 27, 2016
Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces Season Two Workshop Series, part of The Reva and David Logan Foundation Community Engagement Initiative. New ticketed workshop series offers development opportunities for crucial new voices; launches partnership with Gallaudet University.
April 5, 2016
Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces Second Season: Clamorous Encounters: Communal, Iconic & Comic. Building on achievements of the inaugural year, Season Two brings another eight titles, four additional performance weeks, and a new ticketed Workshop Series.
2015-16 SEASON PRESS RELEASES
April 27, 2016
Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces area premiere of Cori Thomas' When January Feels Like Summer under direction of Managing Director & Producer Serge Seiden. Off-beat romantic comedy about five lives in dynamic transition, during the heat of global warming, closes out Mosaic Theater's 2015-16 Inaugural Season.
March 1, 2016
Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces world premiere of Motti Lerner's After the War, fourth installment in "Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival," under the direction of Sinai Peter. Explosive new drama about classically trained musicians from the writer and director of The Admission features Helen Hayes Award nominees Paul Morella, Barbara Rappaport, and Michael Tolaydo.
February 9, 2016
Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival continues with drama of East African refugees seeking asylum in Israel: The Promised Land (Eretz Chadasha), running February 16-28 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Poignant story of migrant refugees plays at the midpoint of Mosaic's Middle East Festival, underscoring one of the most urgent conflicts affecting our world today.
December 21, 2015
Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces return of "Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival: The War Comes Home" anchored at Atlas Performing Arts Center & other venues, January 6—May 1, 2016. Four-month festival begins with tandem solo performances: Wrestling Jerusalem, featuring American-Jewish performer Aaron Davidman, January 6-24, 2016, and I Shall Not Hate, featuring Palestinian-Israeli actor Gassan Abbas, January 23—February 14, 2016.
November 27, 2015
Mosaic Theater Company of DC tackles inner-city violence with Marcus Gardley's The Gospel of Lovingkindness under direction of Resident Director Jennifer L. Nelson. December 9, 2015—January 3, 2015.
October 6, 2015
Mosaic Theater Company of DC opens inaugural season with Jay O. Sanders' Unexplored Interior (This is Rwanda: The Beginning and End of the Earth) under direction of Derek Goldman. October 29—November 29, 2015.
August 24, 2015
Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces 36 actors slated for 2015-16 inaugural season. Helen Hayes Award winners and DC favorites join internationally recognized artists and strong newcomers in a company committed to telling diverse stories.
May 6, 2015
Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces inaugural 2015-16 Season: The Case for Hope in a Polarized World. Resurgence of acclaimed Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival at core of eight intercultural productions.
April 1, 2015
Mosaic Theater Company of DC takes giant strides on path from vision to launch. Key financial support and claimed leadership team of Founding Artistic Director Ari Roth and Producing Director Serge Seiden build firm foundation for inaugural season.
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