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Mosaic Theater Company Announces 6 Play In-Person
Jun 17 – Jun 30, 2021

Mosaic Theater Company of DC will return to in-person production at H Street’s Atlas Performing Arts Center with six new plays in its seventh season, while continuing to provide streaming options for those who cannot attend live shows. (See the COVID policies put in place by the Atlas Performing Arts Center.)

“This season of new work is emblematic of Mosaic: a group of culturally eclectic artists exploring expansive questions about lineage, cycles of consequence, and the moments when pivotal relationships shift,” said the Core Season Planning Team, who collaboratively curated the season, “these six plays couldn’t be more relevant in their self-reflection, their daring emotionality, and their varied aesthetics; and, we hope they can be a vehicle for connection and healing as we re-enter the theater space after so many months of dark stages.”

Dates and details on the 2021-2022 season are:

My Father, My Martyr, and Me
written and performed by Fargo Tbakhi
September 10 - October 3, 2021
Directed by Danielle A. Drakes

This electric and groundbreaking solo show-in-poetry weaves the autobiographies of the playwright, his father, and RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan to examine the criminality often automatically layered onto Palestinians, and ultimately begs the question: in the face of decades of colonization, erasure, and fear, how can we love each other better?

Birds of North America
written by Anna Ouyang Moench
October 27 - November 21, 2021 Directed by Serge Seiden

Caitlyn and her father John watch birds in their suburban Maryland backyard. Over the course of a decade in their relationship, this “tale of strained, aching affection” (The Denver Post) examines the ways global changes work their way into our daily lives.

Dear Mapel
written and performed by Psalmayene 24
January 19 - February 13, 2022
Directed by Natsu Onoda Power, featuring music by Jabari Exum (World Premiere)

Told with distinctive heart, musicality, and humor, Mosaic’s Andrew W. Mellon playwright-in-residence Psalmayene 24’s joyfully energetic story of loss and healing takes us from Park Slope, Brooklyn to Washington, DC, on a journey to connect with an estranged father, Mapel, and all he represents.

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

In this explosive and comedic drama, Georgia’s husband, Corbin, has been offered his dream job. But there’s a catch. In an all-too-near future where privacy is a commodity, one married couple grapples with which secrets they’re willing to reveal— especially to each other.

Marys Seacole by Jackie Sibblies Drury
May 4 - May 29, 2022
Directed by Eric Ruffin

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

In His Hands, by Benjamin Benne
June 22 - July 16, 2022
(World Premiere)

Daniel, a video game wizard and aspiring Lutheran pastor, is falling for Christian. But as these men explore the potential of their new relationship, voices from Christian's past threaten to overpower the connection they share. A radically contemporary, queer rom-com that asks provocative questions about faith and desire, with a gentle and lyrical voice.
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