Independent, intercultural, entertaining, and uncensored, Mosaic is nationally acclaimed for cultivating transformational, socially-relevant art. Each year, eight mainstage productions (including dynamic post-show talks) amplify underrepresented voices and address some of the most pressing issues of our time from racial dynamics in America, to struggles for peace in the Middle East, to stories of resilience within LGBTQ communities. A workshop series nurtures vital works-in-progress, offering professional support and presentation opportunities to emerging artists. Audiences are as diverse as the playwrights and subject matter: while based at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, where deeply discounted weekday matinees ensure that students and seniors of all income levels can experience high-quality performances, Mosaic also brings free performances into DC public libraries and community venues. This theater speaks truth to power. You can add your voice.

COVID-19 Update: Mosaic took a three-pronged approach to programming: virtual public programming, new play development, and online performances. The company is workshopping multiple plays, enabling artists to continue creating, and providing a platform for development. Productions designed to be live are being transformed into film versions, including Alexandra Petri's INHERIT THE WINDBAG. Virtual public programming consists of panels with artists, scholars, and community leaders in discussions about productions, social justice, and history.

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About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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