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Phone: 313-872-6910
3011 West Grand Boulevard
Suite 1510

Michigan 48202

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Target demographics: Mosaic is a notional model for arts education and youth development, providing accessible theaatre and music training for Metropolitan Detroit area young artists, ages 7 - 18, annually, regardless of economic ability to pay.

Programs: Mosaic has pioneered a unique model of youth development, which is grounded in current research, theory and practice. The Mosaic Model includes three core elements which are hallmarks of positive youth development, engendering success throughout life and in many realms. Mosaic engages the youth of our community through the following current programs.

Mosaic First Stage Programs (Ages 7-18): Mosaic First Stage programs provide entry level performing arts training to approximately 400 area youth annually. These workshops are presented in collaboration with community partners within the low income and underserved Northend, Osborn and Southwest Detroit neighborhoods.

Mosaic Main Stage Training Programs (Ages 11-18): Main Stage is the core program of Mosaic, providing nine months of free, intensive education and training in acting and vocal music to young artists. This year, approximately 150 young artists were selected for the youth ensemble by audition and interview. Ensemble members work with professional actors, writers, musicians, and designers. Mosaic's critically acclaimed local perfomrances and tours promote a positive image of metropolitan Detroit area youth and provide a model of multicultural cooperation.

Next Stage Touring Company (Ages 14-18): Approximately 12 senior members of Mosaic's Main Stage youth ensemble are selected each year by audition to perform in the Next Stage Company. These young artists recieve leadership training opportunites, act as peer mentors and leaders to Mosaic's less experienced young artists; and are paid for small group community performances.

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is a leader in youth development delivering rigorous, high quality performing arts education and connecting that education to a promising future for its young artists. Mosaic's mission is to empower young people to maximize their potential through professional performing arts training and the creation of theatrical and musical art that engages, transforms and inspires.
Mosaic has served (trained) more than 7,000 metropolitan Detroit area young artists since its inception.
Honored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities with the Comning Up Taller award as on of the top 10 youth arts programs in the nation
Named Best-Managed Nonprofit by Crain's Detroit Business in 2006
Recieved the prestigious Governor's Art Award and organizational excellence awards from New Detroit, DTE, Wayne State University and Detroit Youth Development Commision
Performed by invitation for President Barack Obaman, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, 5 Governors and 4 Mayors.

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MY daughter Hannah is in Mosaic. We love to go to there shows even before she got into Mosaic. Rick and his staff do a great job with these kids. Every time i tell people who have never been to one of there shows they are a must see in Detroit. The people tell me they can not be that good, i tell ... more »
My son Leonard was in Mosaic for two years. It is a fantastic program. The Mosaic singers and actors are some of the most talented youth in the Metro Detroit area. Mosaic gives young people the opportunity to develop their acting and singing talents through the help of a great staff... more »
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Last spring, my family (2 teenage sons and husband) and I went to see the Mosaic Youth Theatre's performance of The Gospel at Colonus. The performance was wonderful and my sons, who generally only are interested in sporting events were amazed at the talent. It makes me feel good to support ... more »
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