Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

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Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is a youth development 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Detroit, Michigan with a mission is to empower young people to maximize their potential through professional performing arts training and the creation of first-rate theatrical and musical art.


Since its founding in 1992, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit has worked to alleviate gaps in arts education. Founded by Rick Sperling,[1] Mosaic specializes in artistic studies for young actors, singers, and stage technicians. Mosaic's national and international touring performances also work to bring recognition to Detroit as a center for arts and culture and promote a positive image of metro Detroit area youth.[2] The Mosaic Model is built on the goal of providing positive opportunities for positive youth development through performance arts training.

Woodward Wonderland: A Detroit Holiday Celebration[edit]

Detroit Film Theatre:

... a nostalgic theatrical journey to magical Motor City destinations." -Michigan Chronicle[This quote needs a citation]

Metro Detroit's newest holiday tradition returns to the Detroit Institute of Arts! Filled with whimsical holiday stories innovatively staged, joyous songs from the Mosaic Singers and special guests and surprises, Woodward Wonderland: A Detroit Holiday Celebration kicks off the holiday season ... Detroit-style.

Singsation! Mosaic Singers in Concert[edit]

Detroit Film Theatre

"They can sing, they can dance, and they know just how to bring down the house." - NBC Today Show[This quote needs a citation]

The joint will be jumpin' as the Mosaic Singers take us to the heart of 1930's Harlem – The Cotton Club. The performance will feature jazz standards made famous by the greatest entertainers of the era, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Nat King Cole. With a live jazz combo and swinging dance moves, The Mosaic Singers will work their magic in a performance guaranteed to get audiences on their feet.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Celia Keenan-Bolger: Broadway actress, 3-time Tony Award nominee
  • Malaya Watson: 8th place on American Idol (season 13)
  • Diarra Kilpatrick:actress and writer, known for American Koko (2017), The Salton Sea (2016) and American Koko (2014)
  • Deonna Reasonover: actress and writer, known for The Standoff (2015), Future Man (2017) and NCIS (2018).
  • Daniel Bellomy: actor, known for A Matter of Time (2013), Freak Show (2017), Outcast (2018) and Choir Boy (2019)
  • Raena White: actress, known for Are You Joking? (2014) and WERQ: The Labor Day Song (2013), Chicago (2018)
  • Mara LaPere-Schloop:production designer and art director, known for Django Unchained (2012), Green Lantern (2011) and True Detective (2014).

Awards and accolades[edit]


2009 2008 2006 2005 2004
Mosaic receives $100,000 grant award from the Erb Family Foundation, one of the first grants made to arts and cultural organizations by the foundation Mosaic is one of two organizations to receive Bank of America's first-ever Neighborhood Builders award in the Detroit market. A part of the company's Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, organizations selected as Neighborhood Builders receive $200,000 in unrestricted operating support over two years. Named Crain's Detroit Business' 2007 Best-Managed Nonprofit The Youth Sports and Recreation Commission's Leonard Smith Award for Organizational Excellence National Conference for Community and Justice's William Beckham Community Service Award for The Children of Abraham Project

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2009-10-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ The Mosaic Model Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-10-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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