Friday, May 24, 2013

New in Town: Mosaic Theatre Company

There's a new theater company in Bloomington-Normal. Or there will be very soon!

Check out this announcement from the brand-new Mosaic Theatre Company Facebook page:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, we are proud to announce Bloomington-Normal's newest theatre: MOSAIC Theatre Company! We are planning on delighting you with great theatre here in central Illinois, starting with our inaugural production, Tragedy: A Tragedy by Will Eno, directed by Kenny Kendall.

"Auditions will be held May 29th and 30th with performances starting July 18th!

"Please support us, and all the theatre in Bloomington-Normal..."

Founder Jennifer Lumsdon, who has in the past directed and acted with local theaters like Prairie Fire and Heartland, has also created a kickstarter page in the hopes of creating some operating capital for the planned Tragedy production. You can visit that page and see what Mosaic has to offer right here

The new company's mission statement says they intend to "provide entertainment to the public in the form of professional quality theatrical productions, selected from the full spectrum of published plays as well as original works; and to provide theatrical education and support to the community through classes and mentoring/tutoring programs."

Note the mention of classes, which appears to also play a big part in the Mosaic plan. No word on where those classes will take place, but the first show will be produced at "cometogetherspace" at Roosevelt and Jefferson Streets in downtown Bloomington.

For more information about Mosaic Theatre Company's inaugural production, auditions and even t-shirts, click here.


  1. Thanks so much, Julie! We are so excited to get this going...our classes will be offered through Heartland Community College starting in the coming Fall Semester, as well as through our theatre space (TBA). We are looking at classes in Auditioning techniques, Advanced and Beginner Acting, playwrighting, screenwrighting, and the Meisner Acting Technique. Please go to our facebook page and sign up for email updates!!!! Thanks so much for your support!!! See you at the show!!! :)

  2. Wish I lived up that way. Jen's an absolute powerhouse of creativity!