Join our Mosaic

Back Stage Program!

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit’s Back Stage

*Temporarily Suspended due to CDC safe gathering recommendations related to COVID-19.

Mosaic BackStage is a Technical Theatre apprenticeship program pairs participants, ages 16 – 19, with technical theatre professionals in the areas of sound engineering, lighting design and stage management. Apprentices are exposed to possible career paths in technical theatre, receive hands-on training, working with professional mentors, and gaining networking opportunities.

As apprentices progress through the program they have ample opportunities to put their training to use as they act as technical crew for Mosaic productions and events alongside their professional mentors.  Participants work a fluctuating schedule (evening/weekend hours) and receive a stipend based on skill development.

Acceptance to Mosaic BackStage is based on application and interview. No previous experience in technical theatre is required.

Mosaic BackStage is recommended for 16-19 year olds with a passion for building, designing, fixing, and/or organizing things behind-the-scenes. The skills and experience attained through the apprenticeship are transferable to other professions, including TV/Film, STEM careers, Museum/Conference Exhibitions, Construction, Event Management, etc. Mosaic BackStage runs from September through May.