Reginald L. Douglas named Mosaic Theater artistic director

Reginald L. Douglas named Mosaic Theater artistic director

After an considerable nationwide lookup, Mosaic Theater Firm of DC has identified its new Creative

After an considerable nationwide lookup, Mosaic Theater Firm of DC has identified its new Creative Director nearer to dwelling. The enterprise is happy to announce Reginald L. Douglas as its new Inventive Director.

Douglas is a DC-based director, producer, and new-enjoy advocate devoted to developing theater that connects audiences of assorted backgrounds and perspectives. Through his occupation and in this new situation, he will produce and develop theater that serves as a catalyst to conversation, social transform, and community constructing. He comes to Mosaic following serving as the Affiliate Artistic Director at Studio Theatre in DC and previously as Creative Producer at City Theatre in Pittsburgh.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted that Reginald L. Douglas has been picked to direct Mosaic as its Artistic Director,” said Board President Cathy Solomon. “His fervent adore for the theater, blended with his undeniable expertise and passion for conversation-sparking perform, and determination to telling urgent and interesting stories, inject new power to our house. We firmly imagine that he is the ideal individual at the suitable time for Mosaic. I can’t wait around to see what he has in retailer.”

Reginald L. Douglas at the marquee of Mosaic Theater, wherever he has been named artistic director. Photo by Chris Banking companies.

Douglas’s appointment ushers in Mosaic’s future chapter that builds on its strong historical past of telling stories that discuss to the crucial, pressing problems of our time and foster room for significant dialogue and cross-cultural connections. He joins the crew as Mosaic welcomes back audiences in person for the to start with time right after correctly conquering the issues introduced on by the pandemic.

“I am deeply honored to be named the Inventive Director of Mosaic Theater Firm,” Douglas explained. “I am very pleased to connect with Washington, DC, my home and deepen my commitment to this dynamic arts group by working with this good corporation as we generate our next chapters with each other. Developing upon Mosaic’s foundation of local community-centered, cross-cultural theater, I look ahead to functioning with our Board and personnel to make Mosaic a enterprise that celebrates the prosperous variety of imagined, creativity, and communities that connect with DC and the DMV residence. Jointly, we will produce performs and packages — made for and with our local community — that ignite considerate dialogue, middle artists and audiences of all backgrounds and neighborhoods, and value empathy, collaboration, and joy as essential to our success. I could not be far more motivated and ready to start this fascinating function, employing our theater to reflect the globe not just as it is, but as it could be.”

Douglas’s agency dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which he has built-in into his perform during his storied occupation, strongly aligns with Mosaic’s mission to heart voices that are not often celebrated in the American theater. Among the his lots of accomplishments, he has facilitated partnerships with area and countrywide group leaders, universities, and corporations executed a discount ticket method for DC people in collaboration with the DC Public Library commissioned BIPOC artists to creatively replicate and answer to the Black Lives Subject movement and made and led fellowships and education courses for rising arts leaders at Studio and City, amongst a lot of a lot more. Douglas utilizes his artistry as a signifies of local community building and will center strong local community engagement programs throughout his tenure at Mosaic.

“Our aim through the look for was to obtain an Inventive Director whose vision not only aligns with our mission but also will support to just take us to the subsequent level,” claimed Serge Seiden, Managing Director. “We desired someone who finds genuine joy in the operate that we do inside of and outside of the theater. Community dialogue and engagement are main to Mosaic what the audience sees on the stage need to observe them out the doorways and open strains of interaction with their neighbors, our greater DC neighborhood, and the globe.”

A nationally regarded leader in new-perform growth, Douglas has directed new and contemporary plays, musicals, and multimedia operate by a diverse cadre of rising and established writers, together with Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MacArthur Fellow Dominique Morisseau, Angelica Chéri, Brian Quijada, Jen Silverman, Kemp Powers, Khalil Kain, Cori Thomas, and Matt Schatz, whose musical An Untitled New Participate in by Justin Timberlake Reginald will direct this fall, and lots of some others. His enthusiasm and acumen for both equally new perform and re-investigating the classics have led him to theaters throughout the country, which include directing function at Eugene O’Neill Heart, TheaterWorks Hartford, Modern day American Theatre Pageant, Everyman Theatre, Weston Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Playwright’s Center, Audible, Bard at the Gate, Playwright’s Realm, Profile Theatre, The Lark (Van Lier Fellow), and New York Theatre Workshop (inaugural 2050 Fellow), between many other people. His critically acclaimed ensemble output of Dael Orlandersmith’s perform Till the Flood was hailed as “an ground breaking adaptation” by The Washington Put up in 2021, and his recent operate on One particular Home at Weston Playhouse was named a New York Periods Critic’s Decide.

As a producer, Reginald has made, dramaturged, and produced more than 75 performs, musicals, and multimedia jobs, like collaborations with writers which include Pultizer Prize winner Martyna Majok, Isaac Gomez, Stephen Belber, Kimberly Belflower, Sharon Washington, and Lauren Yee, and acclaimed directors this sort of as Chay Yew, Sheryl Kaller, Marti Lyons, Jade King Carroll, and Adrienne Campbell-Holt. Reginald presently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National New Play Network and on the faculty of his alma mater, Georgetown College, where he will soon immediate pupils in a production of Lynn Nottage’s Sweat. A very pleased member of Phase Directors and Choreographers Modern society, Reginald was the recipient of the Nationwide Theatre Conference’s 2020 Rising Skilled Award.

“Mosaic has built a breathtaking decision in Reg as its new Inventive Director,” stated Andrew W. Mellon Basis Playwright in Home Psalmayene 24. “Reg is a 1st-rate theater intellect, a gifted producer, a staunch advocate for artists and audiences, and a man with moral bravery. Reg epitomizes the form of chief the American theater calls for in this new cultural era. This is a wildly exhilarating instant for the full Mosaic family members!”

“I am thrilled for The Mosaic Theater Organization and for the Washington, DC, theater neighborhood that Reginald L. Douglas has been picked to be Mosaic’s new Creative Director,” reported legendary director and playwright Emily Mann, previous Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre Heart. “Reginald L. Douglas is a visionary — a bridge builder, a neighborhood builder, and a genuine artist. What a wonderful alternative for Washington and the American Theater!”

Mosaic’s initial reside output of the season, Birds of North The us, by Anna Ouyang Moench, is now jogging by way of November 21. For additional data about the manufacturing, visit mosaictheater.org/birds-of-na. For additional data about Mosaic’s 2021–22 time, visit mosaictheater.org/season.

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ABOUT THE MOSAIC THEATER Business OF DC

Mosaic Theater Company of DC is dedicated to creating transformational, socially relevant art, making performs by authors on the entrance traces of conflict zones, and building a fusion neighborhood to handle some of the most pressing challenges of our periods. Cost-free public programming and educational initiatives enhance our productions. Mosaic is devoted to building our theater a model of range and inclusion on phase and off. We attempt to foster a culture of listening and welcoming, embracing complexity and a multi-focal viewpoint. More details at mosaictheater.org. 

 ABOUT REGINALD L. DOUGLAS

Reginald L. Douglas is a director, producer, and advocate committed to producing new work and supporting new voices. He has directed work at the Eugene O’Neill Middle, TheaterWorks Hartford, Contemporary American Theatre Pageant, Everyman Theatre, Weston Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Audible, Bard at the Gate, Profile Theatre, Playwrights Realm, Kennedy Middle, Pittsburgh CLO, Arizona Theatre Firm, Barrington Stage Firm, Ford’s Theatre, Cape Cod Theatre Task, Negro Ensemble Corporation, Theatre Squared, Cygnet Theatre, Palm Seashore Drama Performs, Playwrights Middle, NNPN Showcase at B Road Theatre, Cash Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Florida Rep, 3rd Rail, Luna Phase, Harlem Phase, Wild Undertaking, Signature Center, Drama League, The Lark (in which he was the Van Lier Directing Fellow), New York Theatre Workshop (where by he was an inaugural 2050 Directing Fellow), City Theatre Enterprise in Pittsburgh, where he served as the Artistic Producer from 2015-2020, and Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, in which he served as Affiliate Artistic Director right up until 2021 and will immediate Suzan-Lori Parks’s White Sounds in January 2022.

 Reginald has formulated and directed performs and musicals by Dominique Morisseau, Cori Thomas, Angelica Chéri, Lynn Nottage, Nikkole Salter, Dael Orlandersmith, Kemp Powers, Jen Silverman, Ngozi Anyanwu, Brian Quijada, Matt Schatz, Amy Evans, Zakiyyah Alexander, Imani Uzuri, Dave Harris, Francisca Da Silveira, Khalil Kain, Chisa Hutchinson, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, Josh Wilder, Larry Powell, Kareem Fahmy, Harrison David Rivers, Donja R. Adore, Brent Askari, Nick Malakhow, Herb Newsome, Craig “muMs” Grant, Korde Arrington Tuttle, a.k. payne, Jessica Dickey, Laura Brienza, Kevin R. Absolutely free, Micah Ariel Watson, and a number of many others. He at this time serves on the Government Committee of the Board of Administrators of the Countrywide New Enjoy Community and on the faculty of his alma mater, Georgetown University. A proud member of Stage Administrators and Choreographers Culture, Reginald was the recipient of the Countrywide Theatre Conference’s 2020 Rising Experienced Award. reginalddouglas.com