Mosaic Workshop Series 2016-2017
The Black Jew Thing
By Stacey Rose & Alexis Spiegel
Directed by Logan Vaughn
September 25-26, 2016
In conjunction with Satchmo at the Waldorf
Two playwrights, one Black, the other Jewish, test the boundaries of interracial friendship the only way they know how - by trying to write a play. Brutally honest, utterly absurd and deeply tender, this meta-theatrical experiment leaves nothing unsaid.
Quid Pro Quo
By Garrett Zuercher
Directed by James Caverly
November 14 (at the Atlas)
November 20 (at Gallaudet University, Elstad Auditorium)
In conjunction with Milk Like Sugar
A play from the Deaf Community that flips the script, exploring what it's like to live in another person’s shoes. A roller coaster of a dramatic ride that leaves you thinking, seeing, and hearing differently.
Ism: A Tragicomedy
By Anu Yadav
Directed by Paige Hernandez
February 6-7, 2017
In conjunction with Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies
A series of dramatic and comedic sketches about identity, racism, sexism, economic crisis, body hair, and other light topics. Featuring perspectives of some women of the global majority (also known as women of 'color'). Warning: this show may cause discomfort and nausea to those with undiagnosed white male entitlement (among other chronic conditions). It also does not represent the views of all brown women who ever lived.
By Anat Gov
Translated by Anthony Berris
Adapted by Guy Ben-Aharon
Directed by Michael Bloom
Featuring Rick Foucheux & Holly Twyford
June 26-27, 2017
Part of the Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival
In this gently veiled analogy, God comes knocking on the office door of a psychotherapist and single mother named Ella; both of whom have been battling low-grade depression. With a clash of quotes from Genesis and the Prophets, framed by a modern-day wit, two-time winner of the Israeli Theatre Award for Best Comedy Anat Gov brings a “funny...often brilliant text” (The Jerusalem Post) that forces us to grapple with the balance between power and humility. Oh God was translated by Anthony Berris, English language adaptation by Guy Ben Aharon.