Mosaic Theater Company of DC
- District of Columbia
Mission and Ideals
Independent, intercultural, entertaining, and uncensored, Mosaic Theater Company is committed to making transformational, socially-relevant art, producing plays by authors on the front lines of conflict zones, building a fusion community to address some of the most pressing issues of our times. Dedicated to making our theater a model of diversity and inclusion at every strata, on stage and off, Mosaic invests in the new as we keep abreast of our changing and challenging times to ensure that our theater is a responsive gathering space, all the while nurturing and producing art of the highest order.
We complement our productions with comprehensive engagement through free pre- and post-show programming, an annual intercultural festival, like our “Voices From a Changing Middle East” series, and educational initiatives, including our touring “Mosaic on the Move.” We strive to foster a culture of listening and welcoming, embracing complexity and a multi-focal perspective. Our plays speak truth to power and to the private parts of our soul. In short, we make art with a purpose and strive for impact.
Mosaic Theater Company of DC launched in December 2014, driven by Founding Artistic Director Ari Roth’s mission to provide a forum for timely drama and debate in our city. The leadership team is composed with a trio of longtime DC residents: Founding Artistic Director Ari Roth, Studio Theatre’s Serge Seiden, and Victoria Murray-Baatin, formerly of the DCCAH and Americans for the Arts Action Fund. Mosaic is proud to make its home at the historic Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast, DC, where we work alongside fellow resident arts partners to build a space for audiences from across DC to come together in the spirit of intercultural understanding, taking part in local art.
After just two producing seasons, Mosaic is enjoying results associated with far more established theaters, having received acclaim from local, national, and international critics alike, and the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre at the 2017 Helen Hayes awards.
Mosaic has demonstrated financial stability in all three of our previous fiscal years, with our budget size growing to $2.3 million in the current year. We are currently finalizing our three-year strategic plan, and the greatest source of our success is a strong, enthusiastic, and hard-working staff and board.