Held from 2 to 6 p.m. in Williams Hall, Room 200, auditions are open to all students, regardless of major, and “no theater experience is needed,” says Associate Professor of Theater Heather May, artistic director and founder of Mosaic NY, “Just a desire to use theater to encourage social change.”
Established in 2013, the company uses the empathetic and imaginative power of theater to celebrate diversity, ignite critical dialogues and create community at HWS. Student members of Mosaic NY commit to the company for a full academic year and are paid a stipend for their work.
Mosaic NY performs each fall during Orientation, and then throughout the rest of the academic year as opportunity and need arise, responding to relevant topics and fostering a close relationship between Mosaic NY and its audiences.
“Having Mosaic NY at HWS is the perfect opportunity [for me] to take action through my artistic ability,” says Gail Quintos ’17. “I’ve been an Orientation Mentor and Resident Assistant and, like these positions, Mosaic NY has allowed me to make students feel comfortable and inform students about our campus culture, even those who are past the First-Year experience.”
Mark Curiel ’17, a math and music double major, was also drawn to join Mosaic NY for the “opportunities to talk about social justice,” he says. “I wanted to engage more with my community’s culture and promote awareness at HWS.”
Students interested in auditioning, including those currently studying abroad, may email May at email@example.com for an audition form.