What is Civic Ensemble?
Theatre Is Everyone's Birthright
Based in Ithaca, NY, Civic Ensemble is a theatre company that produces new plays, re-imagines the classics, and designs and facilitates civic engagement opportunities in our community and beyond. Civic Ensemble was founded in 2012 by Jennifer Herzog, Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., and Sarah K. Chalmers.
Employment Through The Arts
New Play Development
Civic Ensemble is committed to producing and developing new plays of social relevance by or about women and people of color. We offer writers focused on these issues a place to develop their visions at their own pace from a place of power. In little more than a year, Civic has helped develop seven new plays through staged readings, workshops, and Civic Labs. Click here to learn more.
CIVIC THEATRE: YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE
Interested in social action? Feel like having fun and getting up on stage? You can participate in our next Community-Based Play! Click here to learn more.