Mosaic Theater

Independent, intercultural, entertaining, and uncensored, Mosaic Theater Company of DC is a nationally acclaimed home for transformational, socially-relevant art. Committed to creating thought-provoking work using the best tools that theater has to offer, Mosaic strives to build a fusion community to address the pressing issues of our times. Playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm recently won the Helen-Hayes Award for Best New Play for Mosaic’s 2017 premiere of HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES. Mosaic has played to more than 102,000 ticket-holders since our founding in Fall 2015 and was just accepted into the 2018-2019 class of the Catalogue for Philanthropy. View more information on their Member Feature Page.

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Winter Lottery

Events taking place in the Winter Lottery will be available for registration on December 3

Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of A Native Son
Presented by: Mosaic Theater 

A new addition to our Season Four lineup, from Helen Hayes award-winning director and playwright, Psalmayene 24. Set in the legendary Parisian café Les Deux Magots in 1953, Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of A Native Son reimagines the meeting between Native Son author Richard Wright and essayist/activist James Baldwin. It explores the tension between Baldwin’s searing critiques of Native Son and Wright’s unbridled indignation in response—a confrontation between two mighty African-American artists, with echoes of a present-day rap battle.
Date: 4/25/2019
Time: 11:00AM
Length of Event: __________
Location: 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Diversity
Grades: 9th-12th
Ticket capacity: 260 per date. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)


 

Spring Lottery 

Events taking place in the Spring Lottery will be available for registration on March 4th 

Native Son
Presented by: Mosaic Theatre

Richard Wright's iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice comes to life on stage in this ground-breaking adaptation. Suffocating in rat-infested poverty on the South Side of Chicago in the 1930's, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, Bigger unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seal his fate. Adapted with theatrical ingenuity by Chicago's own Nambi E. Kelley, this Native Son captures the power of Richard Wright's novel for a whole new generation.
Date: 4/11/19, 4/24/19
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour and 50 minutes
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Civics/ Law, Diversity, Architecture/ Urban Studies, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning
Grades: 9th - 12th Grade
Ticket capacity: Varies per date. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

for Native Son

The Shooting Gallery (Performed and Written By Aaron Davidman)
Presented by: Mosaic Theatre

A minister in Virginia. A cop in Los Angeles. A surgeon on the South Side of Chicago. A hunter in Tennessee. These are a few of the characters in Aaron Davidman's searing and heartfelt world premiere performance piece about the most divisive issue in America today: gun violence. The creator of Wrestling Jerusalem comes back to Mosaic after traveling the country to chronicle our nation's love affair with fire arms and the brutal consequences that lay in its wake.
Date: 4/25/19
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 80-90 minutes
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: Civics/ Law
Grades: 9th - 12th Grade
Ticket capacity: 120 per date (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

for The Shooting Gallery (Performed and Written By Aaron Davidman)

Sooner/Later (by Allyson Currin)
Presented by: Mosaic Theatre

When teenage daughter Lexie helps her reluctant single mother Nora re-enter the dating scene, an unlikely suitor emerges in Griff – the guy at the coffee shop who inadvertently witnesses Nora’s string of unsuccessful dates. As choices collide with coincidences and longing mixes with reality, each character must face the complications that always arise in the search for intimacy and the closeness of family. This captivating world premiere with a metaphysical twist navigates the paths of romance, marriage and parenting while exploring the pains and pleasures of all three
Date: 5/30/19
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: DCPS Framework for Arts Learning
Grades: 9th - 12th Grade
Ticket capacity: 80 per date (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

for Sooner/Later (by Allyson Currin)


Previous Lotteries

The Agitators (by Mat Smart)
Presented by: Mosaic Theatre

This brilliant play examines the 45-year friendship and occasional rivalry between two great, rebellious, and flawed American icons: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester in the 1840's, they were full of hopes, dreams, and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. This is the story of that 45-year friendship - from its beginning in Rochester, through a Civil War, and to the highest halls of government. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history. A loving and faithful portrait of two historical figures, Mat Smart’s story also brims with modern urgency and relevance. 
Date: 11/07/18, 11/08/2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours and 20 minutes
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Civics/ Law, Diversity, Architecture/ Urban Studies
Grades: 9th- 12th Grade
Ticket capacity: 240 per date. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

Oh, God (by Anat Gov)
Presented by: Mosaic Theatre

In this witty and touching play, a psychotherapist named Ella, single mother of an autistic child, gets a visit from a new and desperate patient: God. The late Anat Gov was known as Israel’s Wendy Wasserstein, and in her gently veiled analogy, Ella and God must learn to help each other--after all, God is suffering from having accrued too much power, while Ella has lost whatever faith (in God) she might have had. As both battle low-grade depression, the fate of the world may just hang in the balance! With a clash of biblical quotes framed by a modern-day wit, Gov brings a funny, often brilliant text that forces us to confront our own issues of faith, hubris, and the overwhelming power of humility. 
Date: 12/20/18
Time: 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: Diversity, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning
Grades: 9th - 12th Grade
Ticket capacity: 120 per date (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

for "Oh, God" (by Anat Gov)

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