DIA performance caps 30th anniversary year
Production Dates: MAY 13 at 7PM | MAY 14 at 4PM | MAY 20 at 7PM | May 21 at 4PM
DETROIT – (April 12, 2023) – Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit to put on final show of the season in culmination with 30th Anniversary season. Join us for Alice & The New Wonderful, a thrilling new adaptation by Idris Goodwin, featuring music by Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. Goodwin is a multiple award-winning playwright, breakbeat poet, content creator and arts champion.
“After such a successful season filled with joy and traditions, we are thrilled to invite audiences of all ages to the Detroit Institute of Arts Film Theatre. After consecutive sold out shows in February, we are humbled to return for our final production of the year featuring our youth ensemble and Class of 2023 seniors,” shares DeLashea Strawder, Executive & Artistic Director. “I also want to extend my gratitude to our partners that helped make this production possible – Thank you to Gucci Changemakers, the DIA, and The National Endowment of the Arts.”
The show tells the story of Alice, a 12-year-old Black girl, who struggles to reintegrate into the real world following their unforgettable adventures in Wonderland. As she grapples with feelings of alienation from her family and friends, she sets off to find a NEW wonderland in her city.
Alice & the New Wonderful runs for two weekends at the Detroit Institute of Arts Film Theatre.
Tickets for in-person audiences are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth 18 and under.
“With a stellar cast and jaw-dropping performances, this memorable production will be one for the books,” says Strawder.
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $15,000. This grant will support our mission of empowering young people to maximize their potential through professional performing arts training. This grant is one of 1,251 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling nearly $28.8 million that were announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “Projects such as this one with Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.”
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is one of Southeast Michigan’s most highly regarded cultural treasures. Our critically acclaimed student-driven performances and national and international tours have brought worldwide attention to Detroit as a center for arts and culture while shining a spotlight on the area’s talented young people and creating new and diverse audiences for the performing arts.
For more information on other projects included in the NEA’s grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.