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Mosaic young artists and staff are available to perform/present for your organization! Community Performances, Workshops, and Presentations allow organizations to share the power of Mosaic’s artistic and youth development programs at their locations for their members, staff, students, clients and constituencies.

To book Mosaic for a performance, please fill out the request form below:

Mosaic young artists’ past Community Performances have included:

  • Major sporting events (including the final game of Tiger Stadium, The American League Championship Series at Comerica Park, and Super Bowl Week Opening Ceremonies)
  • Local, State and National Officials (including two mayoral inaugurations, one gubernatorial inauguration, visits of two Presidents, two Vice Presidents)
  • Hospitals, nursing homes and residential facilities
  • National and Regional Conferences and Educational Symposiums.
  • Corporate, Foundation and Nonprofit events
  • As Opening Act for major national artists (including Al Green, The Temptations, Pete Seeger, Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin and Sweet Honey in the Rock)

For out-of-town performances, we generally restrict performances to Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

For more information, please contact our office at:
Phone: 313.872.6910 x 4025



To book Mosaic for a performance,
Please fill out the request form below:
Community Performance Request Form

Tour Productions

This season, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit offers several engaging and thought provoking touring performances for audiences of all ages. From the stage directly to you, Mosaic’s Touring Performances inspire audiences to find their own voice, tell their own stories, and joyfully embrace the role they play in our community.


Speak For Yourself, is an entertaining and fast-paced short play that examines race and stereotypes through the dialogue of teenagers. This one act play (not a musical), was written through a symposium of youth dialogues hosted by the University of Michigan.


This vocal concert features the award winning Mosaic Singers. Known for upholding the highest standards in vocal performance, this show delivers the sound and quality that the Mosaic Singers are internationally recognized for and celebrates the rich history of black music from Africa and the Caribbean to present day America through genres such as spirituals, ragtime, the blues, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, hip-hop and other American music forms, uplifting the contributions and innovations that mark the music and the history of African Americans.

FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: BIRMINGHAM 1963 (Available beginning February 2020)

Every child imagines what they want to be when they grow up. The four little girls who attended the 16th Street Baptist Church were no exception.

This play with music centers on Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, and Addie Mae Collins, four little girls who are multi-talented and bursting with promise and who share their hopes and dreams against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. While Denise dreams of becoming a doctor, Carole looks forward to the dress she will one day wear at the cotillion, Cynthia imagines her life as a mathematics professor at the local university and Addie Mae envisions a life as a professional baseball player. The realities of the segregated political climate that will put a stop to these dreams swirl around them and eventually culminate in the fateful events of September 15, 1963.

This searing drama dares to examine what it’s like to be a child in the most extreme circumstances.


It’s LIT, a collection of scenes, poetry and monologues, celebrates the power and artistry of authors of color whose stories have amplified their diverse experiences across eras and genres. The collection of scenes, poetry and monologues

Speakers and workshops


“Excellence on Stage and in Life: The Mosaic Model for Youth Development through the Arts” by Mosaic Founder, Rick Sperling

Mosaic Founder, Rick Sperling is one of the most sought-after speakers in the nation on the subject of “Youth Development through the Arts.”


  1. Theatre Techniques for the Classroom

For Adults Working with Youth in Schools, Community Centers or Youth Programs This is a hands-on, professional development workshop for up to 30 adults who work with youth ages 6-18. The workshop includes a brief overview of Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, the Mosaic Model of Youth Development through the Arts and the impact of the arts on the personal, academic and social development of youth.

2. An Introduction to the Mosaic Experience
For Youth ages 7-10 or 11-18

This is a hands-on workshop for up to 30 youth. The Mosaic facilitator leads participants through a variety of theatre games and performance exercises which focus on community/ensemble building, creativity, focus, listening skills, 100% commitment and self-expression.

3. Mosaic Experience Empowerment Project
For Detroit middle schools and ninth grade academies

We are excited to bring professional performing arts teachers to Detroit middle schools and ninth grade academies schools that would like to introduce their students to a powerful experience in the arts that engages, transforms and inspires!

The Mosaic Experience Empowerment Project (MEEP) provides professional artists for short term residencies to work with the student body (up to 55 youth) to cultivate a performance and encourage excellence through the Mosaic Model.

Each residency also includes a performance by the internationally acclaimed Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit youth ensemble at your school!

4. Custom-Designed Workshops
For All Ages

Mosaic is able to custom-design workshops to meet the needs of your organization.Examples of other workshops custom-designed in the past include:

  • “Stage Presence and Performance Techniques for Teaching Assistants” for University of Michigan
  • “Leading Theatre Workshops” for youth instructors at Flint Institute of Music
  • “Theatre Techniques for Team-Building” for several organizations.
  • “TADA! Vocal Music, Theatre and Creative Movement for beginners”  for Arts Academy in the Woods Summer Camp

Your Gift to Transform,
Engage, and Inspire

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit empowers young people to maximize their potential through professional performing arts training and through the creation of theatrical and musical art that engages, transforms and inspires.

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