Civic Ensemble

About Civic Ensemble

MISSION:

Civic Ensemble creates theatre that explores and explodes the social, political, and cultural issues of our time. We bring audiences of different races, classes, and experiences together in a public forum on the American experiment.

HOW WE DO IT:

  • Affordable Productions and Workshops of New Plays by or about women and people of color;
  • Community-Based Plays developed and performed by community members;
  • In-School and Out-of-School education programs;
  • Productions of Classic Plays re-imagined for a contemporary audience.

WHY WE DO IT:

  • Theatre is everyone’s birthright, onstage and off.
  • Ithaca-based theater practitioners deserve an artistic home.
  • Our obligation to emerging American playwrights is to produce their plays, not just develop them.

Civic Ensemble was founded in 2012 by three professional actors and theatre educators: Sarah K. Chalmers, Jennifer Herzog, and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

 

More Information

Ithaca, NY 14850
godfrey@civicensemble.org

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