“There’s a common misconception that Mosaic only runs through the school year,” says the organization’s associate artistic director, DeLashea Strawder, the Mosaic alum who in September will become only the second artistic director in the world-acclaimed theater’s 27-year history. She will succeed founder Rick Sperling.
“We have programming year-round, even when we are not staging productions. As a creative youth development organization, we’re always working to offer young people things that could benefit them on stage and in life.”
That is the exact goal of the summer camps, which begin in July in the Eastern Market area and the Brightmoor neighborhood, the latter supported through a donation from the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation. Designed for children ages 7 to 11, each camp session is just one week — which is a change from previous years.