Department of Theatre

Mosaic Theatre Company


Mosaic Theatre CompanyThe Mosaic Theatre Company (MTC) is dedicated to the creation and performance of original works of theatre that interrogate current issues of diversity in the hopes of crafting lifelong alliances. MTC members will come primarily from the Auburn University student body, will be trained in the legendary techniques of Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed, and will work together as an ensemble year-round to develop new materials, hone theatrical skills, and present their work to interested constituencies. The primary purpose of MTC is to foster dialogue about diversity through performance.

The Mosaic Theatre Company is committed to exploring issues of diversity in all forms. Students from across the Auburn campus are encouraged to audition. Selection will not be limited to theatre majors. We are looking for students varied in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical and mental (dis)ability, age, religious background, and economic class committed to fostering dialogue through performance.


Mosaic Theatre Company was founded in 2011 by Heather May (at that time a faculty member in the Department of Theatre) and Anna Gramberg (at that time Dean of the College of Liberal Arts). May and Gramberg wanted to find new ways to encourage dialogue about diversity on Auburn University’s campus and beyond, and they chose theatre because they recognized it as an ideal forum for investigating diversity. Joan Lipkin, Artistic Director of That Uppity Theatre Company, was brought in as a guest artist to assist in the foundational first year.

Since its founding, Mosaic's mission has been to devise new works of theatre that come out of the stories and experiences of its community and the communities in which it performs in order to prompt discussion about diversity.

Tessa Carr took over as Artistic Director of Mosaic Theatre Company in Fall of 2013, further developing the company's repertoire and reach and building upon collaborations with groups like the Women's Leadership Institute, Human Touch Program, and the L.E.A.D. Summer Program. To book performances or workshops with MTC, email Dr. Carr at

Last Updated: October 31, 2016