Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit 21'-22' Annual Report

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MOSAIC YOUTH THEATRE OF DETROIT . 2021-2022 ANNUAL REPORT

At Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, we support and equip youth to create change. We teach them to create change in their communities and the world, change in the arts & culture sector, and change that enhances the quality of life for their and future generations. We are excited to share how young artists and staff partnered locally and abroad to create change through the arts over the last year.

From the youth ensemble to school residencies, the festival of youth plays and compositions to summer camps, we provided young people with accessible and relevant transformational arts experiences. These programs also illuminated paths to the world beyond their neighborhood.

In the past year, young artists collaborated with peers in the UK to produce an album of original music, performed works by Tony-nominated Dominique Morrisseau, and joined Josh Groban on tour. These experiences cultivate leadership, character, and confidence to create positive change in the world.

The young people we have the honor of walking with radiate excellence on stage and in life, continuing the legacy of young artists across the three decades of Mosaic programs. These pages highlight a few of the people, programs, performances, and partnerships that comprised the 2021-2022 season.

Thanks to the impactful support of donors, door openers, and partners, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is stronger than ever. We embrace joy as we enter this 30th year with inspiring young artist leaders who create change to build the world they envision.

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DREAM BOLDLY

We hold ourselves accountable to courageously pursuing creativity, resourcefulness, and imagination in and out of the office. We embrace innovative, audacious ideas that work towards accomplishing our mission.

BUILD COMMUNITY

We believe that the uniqueness of each individual contributes to the strength and beauty of the whole. We are committed to upholding safe spaces that prioritize honesty, trust, respect, and integrity and honor diverse perspectives, lived experience, and expertise to enhance the communities we serve and those we are a part of creating.

EMBRACE JOY

We choose to embrace joy as we pursue our mission and work to spread joy to others as we connect, collaborate, create and incite positive change in our community.

STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

Only the best, nothing less. We are committed to pursuing excellence in our programs, business operations, and partnerships and we are dedicated to investing the time and resources necessary to achieve excellence in all that we do.

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DREAM BOLDLY

We hold ourselves accountable to courageously pursuing creativity, resourcefulness, and imagination in and out of the office. We embrace innovative, audacious ideas that work towards accomplishing our mission.

The Youthful Cities Programme is a cultural and creative skills exchange between young people across the globe. Created through a partnership between Coventry UK City of Culture, the British Council and Youthful Cities, the program enabled young adults (age 18-25) to creatively respond to important, urgent and youthfocused issues in their cities.

Youth from Coventry partnered with youth in four international cities; Nairobi (Kenya), Bogotá (Colombia), Beirut (Lebanon), and Detroit (Michigan, United States of America), in the creation of four new artworks and an event which brought together the ideas and innovations from the exchanges into a three-day Global Youth Summit in Coventry. 5 musicians from Coventry and 5 from Detroit collaborated online to create new music rooted in their experiences of their cities, they were supported by local organizations Media Mania (Coventry) and Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit (Detroit).

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Young Artists: Kimberly Musa (Coventry), Sibongile Mkoba (Coventry), Sarah Owen (Coventry), Joe Beesley (Coventry), Andrew Richard Hudson (Coventry), Coleman Ward (Detroit), Crystal Tigney (Detroit), Duane Hewins Jr (Detroit), Kevon Harris (Detroit), Nicholas Huey (Detroit)
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We believe that the uniqueness of each individual contributes to the strength and beauty of the whole. We are committed to upholding safe spaces that prioritize honesty, trust, respect, and integrity and honor diverse perspectives, lived experience, and expertise to enhance the communities we serve and those we are a part of creating. This year we partnered with eighteen schools and community partners and visited twenty-nine neighborhoods throughout metro-Detroit bringing

education and theatrical performances to the community. From interactive activities including Mosaic Mobile and Summer Camp to our in-school

and Mwindo tour, babies and the young at heart joined us in opportunities to gather and share in creative expressions.

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. Mwindo Tour l 9 Neighborhoods . Summer Camp l 5 Neighborhoods . School Residencies l 6 Schools . Residency Performances l 3 Schools . Community Performances l 9 Performances . Mosaic Mobile l 15 Neighborhoods
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EMBRACE JOY

We choose to embrace joy as we pursue our mission and work to spread joy to others as we connect, collaborate, create and incite positive change in our community.

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STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

ONLY THE BEST, NOTHING LESS. We are committed to pursuing excellence in our programs, business operations, and partnerships and we are dedicated to investing the time and resources necessary to achieve excellence in all that we do.

Mosaic’s College and Career Readiness program continued to connect young people to post-secondary and career exploration opportunities through college visits, the college transition program, audition preparation, master class workshops, and employment opportunities.

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VISITS & AUDITIONS . Unified Auditions - Chicago . Olivet College . New York University, Tisch School of the Arts . Western Michigan University . Bethel University . University of Michigan
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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE l Class of 2022

. 100% of all class of 2022 graduated on time.

. 100% of all class of 2022 were accepted to 2-year and 4-year post-secondary institutions

. 100% of all class of 2022 have enrolled and are on track to attend 2-year and 4-year post secondary institutions for the Fall of 2022.

COLLEGE PERSISTENCE

. 99% on time High School Graduation rate of classes 2019-2022

. 93% of first year alumni attended a 4-year or 2-year institution after graduation,

. 71% persistence rate for all alumni classes 2019, 2020, and 2021.

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THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS

. Anne Ginn . Anne Sperling

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Anonymous . Antwan Price . Applebaum Family Philanthropy

Arttress Askew . Ashley Goldon

Avis Broussard

Becky and Sam Misuraca

Beverly Cass

Beverly Maddox

Brenda Shufelt

Chareese Williams

Charles Johnson

Chase McCants

Chris Jakob

. Christopher Sheeren . Claretta Green . Claudia Sills . Colucci Family . Cooney Family Fund . Deborah Pfliegel . Deborah Wheelock . DeLashea Strawder . Detroit Kiwanis Club No. 1 . Diane and Saul Green . Diarra Kilpatrick . Donna Colts . Donna Doyscher . Edsel Ford Fund . Elias Khalil . Erb Family Foundation (Matching Gift) . Forum for Youth Investment

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Gabe Doss . Gail Copeland . Gail Zabowski . Gene and Allison Sperling . Gerald Ashby . Great Lakes Links . Gregory Guice . Hegira Health . Helen Dove Jones . Helene White . Henry Ford Home Health . Irene Sperling . Isabella Parkinson . James and Carolyn Moore . James Phillips . Janet Kelman . Japan Business Society . Jason Fahlstrom . Jay Kaplan . Jean Wright and Joseph . Jeremy Wolfe . Family Foundation . JoAnn Cline . JoAnn Spencer . Joanne Adams . Kathleen Kincaid . Kathryn Chambers . KC Johnson . Kelli Van Buren . Kelly Rossi . Kimberly and Dennis Gawlik . LaKeisha Thomas

. Laura Cable

. Laura Buus

. Laveta Browne

. Leigha Thomas . Lois Miller

. Loretta Ryder

. Lorraine Gutierrez

. Marietta Cleveland . Marlo Roebuck

. Mary Lee . Methodist United Women . MI Council on Crime and Delinquincy

. Michael Sperling and Peggy Kirkeen

. Michelle Arrington . Miller High Reunion . Moulden Agency

. Norm and Dale Silk and Morgan

. Oliver Dewey Marcks Foundation

. Pam Halladay

. Pamela Galloway . Patricia Nemeth

. Paul and Carol Schaap . Paula Trilety

. Paula Clark

. Pauline Park . Philip Schloop

. Phyllis Werner

. Prudence Fenton

. Real Estate For a Cause

. Regina Cable

. Rhoda Henderson Fields

. Richard and Kathleen Garrett

. Robin McClary

. Rochelle Rosenthal Forester and Randolph L. Forester Foundation

. Rosalind Wright . Roy Sexton

. Sara and Tim Zwickl

. Scott D. . Shannon Wallis . Sharold Lewis

. Sjonne Badgerow . Sonja McCoy . Steve Trudell

. Susan Buchan

. Sven Gierlinger

. Sylvia Simmons

. Tara Tuomaala

. Terrel White

. Terry and Leslie Murphy

. Terry Bonnette

. Terry Gordon . Therese Schmansky

. Timothy Higgins

. Tyrone Davenport

. Walter and Kathleen Shapero and Strauss

. Wiliam Smith Foundation . Wisam Fakhoury

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THANK YOU TO OUR PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERS

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MOSAIC YOUTH THEATRE OF DETROIT STAFF

DELASHEA STRAWDER l Executive & Artistic Director ALFREDA LILES l School & Community Partnerships Coordinator ALEESA SEARCY l College & Career Pathways Specialist AMELIA HEFFERON l Teaching Artist ASIA MARK l Teaching Artist CASSANDRA VERHAEGEN l Teaching Artist CHARLENE MCNARY l Finance & Operations Manager JACK WILLIAMS III l Teaching Artist JOE BAILEY l Executive Assistant/HR Generalist JUDY TIPTON l Development Director JULIA BEVAK l Programs Administrator KEIR WARD l Teaching Artist NICK YOCUM l Program Specialist, Tech Theater NIKOLAS HUEY l Teaching Artist NYAH PIERSON l Teaching Artist TAYLOR GAWLIK l Fund Development Manager KENNEDY COOPER l Teaching Artist
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MOSAIC YOUTH THEATRE OF DETROIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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BEVERLY MADDOX l Board Chair CHRISTOPHER SHEEREN l Vice Chair & Treasurer PRENTIS EDWARDS, JR. l Board Secretary SJONNE’ BADGEROW CORNELL BATIE TERRY BONNETTE MARIETTA CLEVELAND MELISSA DAVIS GABRIEL DOSS WISAM QASEM-FAKHOURY DIANE GREEN, M.A., N.C.C. ANTWAN PRICE ROY SEXTON KELLI VAN BUREN TERREL WHITE BRITTANY WILLIAMS
CONNECT. @mosaicdetroit info@mosaicdetroit.org 313.872.6910 www.mosaicdetroit.org Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit 2251 Antietam Avenue l Detroit, MI 48207
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