Civic Ensemble Artists has been implementing an education program at the Finger Lakes Residential Center in Lansing, NY since the summer of 2013. Now in it’s third year, this program provides residents of the FLRC with the opportunity to examine important issues in their lives through theatre. The process began with Civic artists creating and performing a play. After the presentation of this play for the young men at FLRC, Civic Artists work with a small group of participants for five weeks as they create their own plays. The process culminates in a performance of their original plays by the participants, along with professional and community actors,  for members of the FLRC community and invited guests.