The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit on Wednesday touted its largest gift ever: a $1 million grant from Oak Park native Jeffrey Seller, the lead producer of the Broadway hit musical, “Hamilton.”
The grant, announced last month, was given to Mosaic through the Seller-Lehrer Family Foundation, founded by Seller and his partner, photographer and documentaristJosh Lehrer. The funding will broaden access to the arts for Detroit youth through 200 scholarship every year over the next five years.
Founded 27 years ago to fill gaps in arts education, Mosaic Youth Theatre is aimed at helping young artists on stage, and in life. It teaches young people to perform in theatre and musical performances while simultaneously working to create positive changes in the lives of Detroit young people through summer camp, in-school mentoring, and other artistic endeavors.