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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Early Registration

This trips will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Fabulation or, The Reeducation of Undine 
Presented by: Mosaic Theater 

Two-time Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Lynn Nottage’s satirical tale that follows successful African-American publicist Undine, as she stumbles down the social ladder after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune. Broke and now pregnant, Undine is forced to return to her childhood home in the projects, where she must face the realities of the life she left behind. Penned with “the firecracker snap of unexpected humor" (New York Times), Fabulation reveals the folly of outrunning where we come from, and the challenge of returning home.  
Date: 9/12/19; 9/19/19

Time: 11:00AM
Length of Event: TBD
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: 80 per show 
 


Fall Lottery

Events occuring October through December will be available for registration in the Fall Lottery opening on September 9th. 

Theory
Presented by: Mosaic Theater
Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an unmoderated discussion group. When an anonymous student posts offensive comments and videos, Isabelle must decide whether to intervene or to let the social experiment play out, leading to a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse that not only has Isabelle questioning her beliefs, but fearing for her life.
Date: 11/7/19, 11/14/19
Time: 11:00AM
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Content Area: Civics and Technology
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center; 1333 Ht. St NE Washington, DC 20002
Grades: 9th-12th
Ticket capacity: 50 seats per performance 

Eureka Day
Presented by: Mosaic Theater

At Eureka Day School in Berkeley, all decisions are made by consensus, diversity and inclusion are valued, and vaccinations are a personal matter. When a mumps outbreak hits the school, it turns out that not everyone in the community has the same definition of social justice. Now the board of directors must confront the central question: how do you find consensus when you can’t agree on the facts? A comedy for our moment!
Date: 12/12/19, 12/19/19
Time: 11:00AM
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Science, Arts
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center; 1333 Ht. St NE Washington, DC 20002
Grades: 9th-12th
Ticket capacity: 50 seats per performance 

 


Winter Lottery

Events occuring from January through March will be available for registration in the Winter Lottery opening on December 2nd. 

Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World
Presented by: Mosaic Theater
From the Egyptian-American winner of the Steinberg New American Play Award comes a romantic comedy about Muslim and American identity full of unexpected twists. Musa, a new immigrant from Egypt, picks up Sheri, a boisterous and quirky waitress, after her shift. A night of improbable passion turns into an extended labyrinth of cultural assumptions upended.
Date: 1/23/20, 2/13/20
Time: 11:00AM
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, World Languages/Global Studies, Arts, Diversity
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center; 1333 Ht. St NE Washington, DC 20002
Grades: 9th-12th
Ticket capacity: 50 seats per performance 

 

Inherit the Windbag
Presented by: Mosaic Theater
WORLD PREMIERE: In the summer of 1968, liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley met for a series of debates that rocked America and defined the genre of punditry. Now, for one evening only, Vidal and Buckley meet in the Dismal Beyond (also known as the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA) to reprise their infamous debate. What ensues is a battle for history itself, in a no-holds-barred sesquipedalian brawl and satirical battle of wits, assisted by an ever revolving cast of characters from Aaron Burr to Ayn Rand.
Date: 3/26/20
Time: 11:00AM
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Philosophy
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center; 1333 Ht. St NE Washington, DC 20002
Grades: 9th-12th
Ticket capacity: 50 seats per performance 

 

 


Spring Lottery

Events occuring April through June will be available for registration in the Spring Lottery opening on March 2nd. 

The Ballad of Emmett Till
Presented by: Mosaic Theater
Bayeza’s Edgar Award-winning drama recounts the last two weeks of young Emmett Till's life on his journey from Chicago to Money, Mississippi, revealing his boisterous, stuttering character and his fateful encounter with Caroline Bryant, the young white woman whose accusations led to Emmett’s subsequent murder.
Date: 4/10/20, 4/23/20
Time: 11:00AM
Length of Event: 160 minutes
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Philosophy
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center; 1333 Ht. St NE Washington, DC 20002
Grades: 9th-12th
Ticket capacity: 50 seats per performance 

 

That Summer in Sumner
Presented by: Mosaic Theater
This World Premiere condenses the five-day trial of “The State of Mississippi vs. Roy Bryant and JW Milam for the Murder of Emmett Till” into a thrilling courtroom drama. Based on trial transcripts, contemporaneous news accounts, interviews and photo-documentation from a case broken open by the national black press exposing miscarriages of justice at every turn.​
Date: 5/7/20, 5/14/20
Time: 11:00AM
Length of Event: 160 minutes
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, Arts
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center; 1333 Ht. St NE Washington, DC 20002
Grades: 9th-12th
Ticket capacity: 50 seats per performance 

 

Benevolence
Presented by: Mosaic Theater
The Trilogy's rousing conclusion focuses in on the more intimate impact of Emmett's abduction and murder on two couples in Mississippi Delta: Caroline Bryant, her husband Roy, in Money, along with Clinton and Beulah Melton, in Glendora, witnessing the murder, whose lives are put in danger because of the information they possess. With scenes of Medgar Evers filing field reports to the NAACP.
Date: 6/4/20
Time: 11:00AM
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, Arts
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center; 1333 Ht. St NE Washington, DC 20002
Grades: 9th-12th
Ticket capacity: 50 seats per performance 

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