Mosaic suspends season opener as not COVID safe


Mosaic Theater Company informed customers on August 12, 2021 that it had postponed its first production of 2021/22 and made important updates to its COVID-19 Safety Plan:

Playwright Fargo Tbakhi

Mosaic Theater Company regrets to announce its suspension of My father, my martyr and me through Fargo Tbakhi due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant and the nature of this specific interactive project. My father, my martyr and me includes audience participation, dance and movement in an intimate space that could not be achieved with current security requirements.

Consequently, Mosaic has made the difficult decision to suspend production until the artistic aspirations of playwright/performer, Fargo Tbakhi, and director, Danielle Drakes, are possible.

“It was obviously a difficult and disappointing decision for all of us working on the project. But the dream of this show is for all of us to come together and work towards something intimate, difficult and vital. This work requires security and trust, and ultimately we felt that the current moment would not allow us to create that environment while keeping the integrity of the show intact,” said playwright Fargo Tbakhi. “In the meantime, I’m extremely proud of the work Mosaic has done on Dalia Taha’s luminous. Keffiyeh: made in China. It’s funny, beautiful, and daring, and I couldn’t be more excited for people to engage with it and see its bright future.

SEE: Mosaic’s scorching “Keffiyeh/Made in China” is now a single video on demand – includes reviews of all seven episodes from Amy Kotkin and new information about the series re-release as a single 75-minute virtual production.

Playwright Anna Ouyang Moench

North American birds through Anna Ouyang Moench, and directed by Serge Seiden, is still set to open October 27 for in-person performances as originally planned. Tickets for Birds of North American are on sale now on Mosaic’s website.

Additionally, all of Mosaic’s 2021/22 season staged productions will be offered as an in-person and virtual production option, giving you ultimate control over how you experience and interact with each of Mosaic’s plays. this season. You can learn more and purchase in-person and virtual production tickets on the Mosaic website at by clicking here.

SEE: DMV theaters unite to demand proof of COVID vaccination Among these theaters was Mosaic, which explained:

Masks are mandatory for EVERYONE attending a Mosaic Theater indoor production.

Proof of vaccination is required for audiences attending Mosaic Theater performances upon entering the theatre.

Guests aged 12 and over will be required to present proof of vaccination to attend performances of North American birds, from October 27 to November 21. We are currently working with the Atlas Performing Arts Center on developing the processes by which we will verify vaccination statuses when guests enter the facilities.

All Mosaic staff, performers, over-hired employees, rental customers, on-site vendors and volunteers must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination prior to their first day of work.

We will continue to consider advice from public health experts and advice from our local government to inform policy beyond October and communicate changes in a timely manner. Please see our COVID-19 Information Page for more details on our health and safety policies and procedures.

We thank you for helping us ensure that our performances remain safe and accessible to all and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Mosaic Theater in October.

Mosaic chooses six culturally eclectic pieces to once again light up the Atlas scene

The company’s 2021-2022 season will feature live solo shows, a Pulitzer Prize winner and three world premieres, as well as home streaming options.

Originally published June 26, 2021

DC’s Mosaic Theater Company will return to in-person performance at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street with six new plays in its seventh season. At the same time, Mosaic will continue to offer streaming options for those unable to attend live broadcasts.

“This season of new work is emblematic of Mosaic: a culturally eclectic group of artists exploring broad questions about lineage, cycles of consequence, and when crucial relationships change,” the season’s planning team said. principal, who organized the season in collaboration. “These six pieces could not be more relevant in their personal reflection, bold emotionality and varied aesthetic; and, we hope they can be a vehicle for connection and healing as we step back into the theatrical space after so many months of dark scenes.

Mosaic’s 2021-2022 playwrights (left to right from top): Fargo Tbakhi (“My Father, My Martyr, and Me”), Anna Ouyang Moench (“Birds of North America”), Psalmayene 24 (“Dear Mapel”)), Mona Pirnot (‘Private’), Jackie Sibblies Drury (‘Marys Seacole’), Benjamin Benne (‘In His Hands’). Background marquee courtesy of the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

The Mosaic Theater Company season 2021-2022

My father, my martyr and me
Written and performed by Fargo Tbakhi | Directed by Danielle A. Drakes
September 10 – October 3, 2021 POSTPONED

This electric and groundbreaking poetic solo exhibition weaves together the autobiographies of playwright, his father and RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan to examine the criminality often automatically applied to Palestinians, and ultimately raises the question: in the face of decades of colonization, the erasure, and fear, how to love each other better?

North American birds
Written by Anna Ouyang Moench | Directed by Serge Seiden
October 27 – November 21, 2021

Caitlyn and her father, John, are birdwatching in their suburban Maryland backyard. Over the course of a decade in their relationship, this “story of tense and painful affection” (Denver Post) examines how global changes are making their way into our daily lives.

Dear Mapel (World Premiere)
Written and performed by Psalmayene 24 | Directed by Natsu Onoda Power, with music by Jabari Exum
January 19 – February 13, 2022

Told with distinctive heart, musicality and humor, the joyfully energetic story of loss and healing by Andrew W. Mellon, playwright-in-residence, Psalmayene 24, takes us from Park Slope, Brooklyn, to Washington, D.C. , on a journey to connect with a father stranger, Mapel, and all he stands for.

Private (World Premiere)
By Mona Pirnot | Directed by Knud Adams
March 23 – April 17, 2022,

In this explosive and comedic drama, Georgia’s husband, Corbin, has been offered the job of his dreams. But there is a catch. In a too-near future where privacy is a commodity, a married couple wonders what secrets they’re willing to reveal, especially to each other.

Maryse Seacole
By Jackie Sibblies Drury | Directed by Eric Ruffin
May 4 – May 29, 2022

A “dazzling hall of mirrors” (New York Times) told with furiously singular vision by Pulitzer Prize-winning Jackie Sibblies Drury, this play, based in part on Mary Seacole’s autobiography, traces one woman’s extraordinary journey through space and time: from Jamaica from the mid-1800s to the front lines of Crimea. War, at a modern nursing home.

In his hands (World Premiere)
By Benjamin Benne
June 22 – July 16, 2022

Daniel, a video game magician and aspiring Lutheran pastor, falls in love with Christian. But as these men explore the potential of their new relationship, voices from Christian’s past threaten to overpower the bond they share. A radically contemporary queer romantic comedy that asks provocative questions about faith and desire, with a smooth, lyrical voice.

For more information on each of the six productions in the upcoming season, as well as information on season tickets, visit Single tickets will go on sale from July 15.

To see the COVID policies put in place by the Atlas Performing Arts Center, visit

Mosaic Theater Company of DC is committed to creating transformational and socially relevant art, producing plays by authors on the front lines of conflict zones, and building a community of fusion to address some of the most pressing issues of our time. Free public programming and educational initiatives complement our productions. Mosaic is dedicated to making our theater a model of diversity and inclusion on and off stage. We strive to foster a culture of listening and welcoming, embracing complexity and a multifocal perspective.


In Mosaic’s darkly funny “Inherit the Windbag,” an epic feud – eight episodes, reviewed by Charles Green (available until June 30, 2021)

A Palestinian playwright sees an allegory in the occupation, in ‘Keffiyeh/Made in China’ – seven episodes, reviewed as published every other Tuesday by Amy Kotkin


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