The Mosaic Technical Theatre programs immerse young artists into the world of technical theatre, both artistically and mechanically. Working with and learning from professionals, youth gain skills that are applicable in the theatre and many other industries leading to varied career pathways. By focusing on communication, safety, problem-solving, artistry, and time management, the program will culminate with young technicians serving as paid tech team members for productions with Mosaic, and the opportunity to work at regional theaters.
Areas of education include scenic design, construction, lighting design, and theatre electrical systems, sound engineering and design, stage management, costume and props design, and backstage crew. Within these disciplines, young technicians discover where their own personal strengths lie and have the ability to sharpen their skills in an area of their choosing.
Mosaic BackStage partners with Detroit-area high schools to introduce youth to opportunities in tech theater through the Mosaic School Residency program. Acceptance to Mosaic BackStage Tech Ensemble & Apprenticeship program is based on application and interview. No previous experience in technical theatre is required.
Mosaic BackStage is recommended for youth in grades 10+ with an interest in building, designing, fixing, and/or organizing things behind-the-scenes.