2016 Announcement Nº 1: Civic Playwrights Residency Over the course of the next few months, the Civic Ensemble team will be making several announcements of new and innovative programming and partnerships for 2016. The first is Civic Ensemble’s creation of the Civic Playwrights Residency. Friends of Civic Ensemble, near and far: I know it […]
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COMING UP NEXT MONTH The Spirit of Christmas Present: A Poetic Carol in Three Movements Conceived and Directed by Fredric Villano December 18, 19, 20 – at the Kitchen Theatre Company Our first Wintermezzo! For the first time, Civic Ensemble is producing a show especially for the wintertime! This tradition will continue in the years […]
Civic Ensemble will be at Ithaca Festival 2015! See You At The Parade Better Together Culture Labs BETTER TOGETHER CULTURE LAB W/ CIVIC ENSEMBLE at the 2015 Ithaca Festival: In concert with the Festival theme of “Better Together,” Civic Ensemble, an Ithaca community-based theatre company, presents a laboratory of games, art-making, and storytelling during which we’ll […]
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CIVIC ENSEMBLE! Only a few hours remain in 2014! If you are thinking of giving back before this tax year is out, we hope you will consider the 2015 Civic Ensemble Fund. What is the Civic Ensemble Fund? It is the resource that allows us to do everything we do! It’s what keeps us dreaming big. From developing […]
Pick up the current May/June issue of American Theatre magazine, turn to page 29, and say hello to our Artistic Director Godfrey L. Simmons Jr! Godfrey is a Theatre Communications Group Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow. In fact, he’s one of the actors being awarded a fellowship for Distinguished Achievement, alongside André De Shields. Congratulations, Godfrey!
Our Community-Based Plays are created by community members from stories, surveys, and information culled from the community. This year’s topic is Safety: Community-Police Relations. Curious about what takes place at a Story Circle? Read this blog post – Community Concerns Told Through Old Traditions – by Ithaca College student Opal Jessica Bogden, and check out this video she […]
Help us create our 2014 Community Based Play by sharing your opinions on Community-Police Relations. Take our anonymous Survey For Civilians (i.e. – people who are not police) If you are a current or former law enforcement officer, take our anonymous Survey For Police CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SAFETY: OUR 2014 COMMUNITY-BASED PLAY!
Dear Friend: Last week at the end of one of Civic Ensemble’s story circles about community/police relations, a participant new to Civic Ensemble said, “What a lovely way to spend an evening.” Following our most recent story circle, I was bemoaning the difficulties in getting Ithacans and law enforcement to come to the story circles — […]