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Welcome to Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit!

Mosaic is a non-profit creative youth development organization committed to enhancing the social, emotional, artistic and academic development of young people via transformative artistic experiences in the city of Detroit, abroad, and now online!! In our nearly 30 year history, Mosaic has uplifted the lives of hundreds of young people, ages 7 to 18, with professional performing arts training (Acting, Singing, and Technical Theatre), and performances that engage, transform, and inspire audiences and the young people who participate in our programs.

Mosaic’s all-teen performances have toured internationally, performed at the Public Theatre and the historic Apollo Theater in New York City, won several international and national awards, and has been the opening act for legends such as Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, The Temptations, Harry Belafonte, Sweet Honey in the Rock, John Legend and has been on tour with Josh Groban.

Alumni of Mosaic have been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards. In 2019 alumna Celia Keenan-Bolger was Mosaic’s first Tony award winner for To Kill A Mockingbird! Alumni have also made their mark in law, education, banking, social work, television and film. 

But more than any of these accomplishments, we are most proud of the fact that in our 28yrs of programming 95% of Mosaic youth ensemble members have gone on to college. 

How will YOU make your mark on the world? Where will YOU go?

…...the journey begins here. 

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

Throughout the summer months we have been carefully planning for the 2020/21 season considering input from public health officials, our Board of Directors, families and staff. We’ve thoughtfully considered the possibilities for how we could continue to serve young artists in our youth ensemble and school residency programs while prioritizing health, safety, and maintaining transformative and accessible arts experiences. After careful deliberation, we have decided to move forward with virtual programming through at least December 2020.


Our creative youth development programs will continue to deliver dynamic experiences, complete with exceptional instruction, high expectations and distinctive virtual performance opportunities, empowering youth to maximize their potential as artists and as people. 


During the 2020-2021 season young artists will have the opportunity to participate in two comprehensive, multi-disciplinary projects. For the first part of our program year, young artists will explore themes of hope and courage including the role of art and artists in social change. Variations on a Dream, a collection of theater and musical works collaboratively created with youth will be the focus of our annual MLK Day event. During the second part of the year young artists will engage in an in-depth exploration of The Chronicles of Narnia encouraging everyone to consider the novel’s timeless themes of courage, forgiveness and transformation.

If you need assistance before then or have any questions, please contact our Senior Programs Administrator Aleesa Searcy at

If you have any technical questions, please feel free to check out the Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk.