MAY 16 - JUNE 15

History meets hip-hop in this groundbreaking theatrical experience that explores the often-untold stories of enslaved people in the United States who sought freedom in Mexico, rather than looking north. Brian Quijada and Nygel D. Robinson use live-looping to create a musical in real-time, telling a unique story of the Underground Railroad that led south, highlighting the power of Black and Brown unity.
This world-premiere production received developmental support from Mosaic’s Catalyst new play development incubator.

This production contains the use of coarse language, references to offstage violence, sexual abuse, and death, and references to racism and racial violence including the use of racial slurs. Please be advised, this production includes the use of strobing effects, flashing lights, and sudden loud noises.

Saturday, May 18 at 8PM—Post-Performance Discussion with GALA Hispanic Theater Company Founder & Executive Director Rebecca Medrano in conversation with Mexodus director David Mendizábal
Sunday, May 19 at 3PM—Post-Show Conversation about Mexodus’ unique journey to the stage and Mosaic’s commitment to nurturing new work with Mosaic Artistic Director Reginald L. Douglas and Mosaic Artistic Producer Chelsea Radigan
Thursday, May 23 at 11AM—Intergenerational Matinee & talkback with the artists
Wednesday, May 29 at 11AM—Intergenerational Matinee & talkback with the artists
Thursday, May 30 at 11AM May 30—Intergenerational Matinee & talkback with the artists
Sunday, June 2 at 3PM—Post show conversation with the artists of Mexodus
Saturday, June 8 at 3PM—Mosaic partners with Imagination Stage and KIND to provide an opportunity for students to share their spoken word monologues and poems with Mexodus writer/performers Brian Quijada and Nygel D Robinson after the 3PM performance.
Monday, June 10—Catalyst Series Reading of A Wake at Singh’s by local writer-in-residence Aeneas Sagar Hemphill; by invitation only. Email for more information.
Thursday, June 13 at 7PM—Post show discussion featuring alumni of Dream Project
Friday, June 14 at 7PM—Post show event featuring storytellers from KAMA DC
Saturday, June 15 at 3PM—Post show conversation with local-international artists Helen Hayes Award-winner Regina Aquino, Elizabeth Dinkova (Artistic Director, Spooky Action Theater), and Danilo Gambini (Associate Artistic Director, Studio Theatre)


Mosaic is proud to announce its compelling 2023/24 Season, the first season selected and planned by Mosaic’s new Artistic Director, Reginald L. Douglas. The inspiring lineup aims to spark conversation across DC with a series of productions and special events that engage artists and community members around issues of and for the moment. “At Mosaic, we believe that theater at its best can be a catalyst for conversation and community building, and this season wonderfully carries forth that vision,” Douglas said. “It is my honor to build upon Mosaic’s foundation of producing theater that connects across cultures with this season of new work at all stages of development – from new play readings to world and DC premiere productions – all created by a diverse cadre of bold theater makers. This next chapter for Mosaic Theater centers our core values of artistic excellence, empathy onstage and off, and joy, and celebrates theater’s unique ability to bring people together in conversation and collaboration. We cannot wait to welcome audiences to participate in this inspiring new journey with us.”