2016

May

Godfrey Simmons directs Eugene O’Neill Play
WRFI Radio

April

Morning NewsWatch – All God’s Chillun Got Wings
WHCU Radio

All God’s Chillun Got Wings – Interview with Godfrey Simmons
PMA Podcast

March

Ithaca resident: How do we fix the community’s ‘big’ problems?
Op-ed, The Ithaca Voice

ReEntry Theatre Program Performs Friday and Saturday
WENY News

Former Inmates Create Plays through Civic Ensemble Program
The Ithacan

The Dreams & Nightmares of ReEntry
WHCU Radio

Simmons Starts New Conversation on Race with ‘On the Corner’
Cornell University – Dept. of Performing and Media Arts

ReEntry Theatre Program 2016
ICTV Newswatch

February

ReEntry Theatre Program Turns Life Experiences Into Art
WENY News

Opportunities for Tompkins’ former convicts through ReEntry Theatre Program
Ithaca Voice

2015

December

Ithaca theatre company melds local history with “A Christmas Carol”
Ithaca Voice

November

On The Corner (VIDEO)
Produced by Ashley Brilla

Editorial inspired by On The Corner
The Progressive Lie in Ithaca
Odyssey

October

Out for Good: Getting Out of Jail and Staying Out
(Featuring ReEntry Theatre Program)
Ithaca Times

On the Corner, On Our Minds: American Racism
Cornell Daily Sun

Community-based theater company brings social issues to the stage
(With VIDEO)
Ithaca Week

Civic Ensemble’s Second Meditation on Race
Ithaca Times

Cultural activities will expand your mind
Ithaca Journal

Countdown to the Weekend: On the Corner
WICB Radio Interview with Sean Carney & Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

Newswatch: On the Corner
WHCU Radio Interview with Lee Rayburn & Sarah K. Chalmers

Best of Broadway: On The Corner
WICB Radio Interview with Michayla Savitt & Rachel Gould

September

Ithaca theater company helps disenfranchised find voice
Ithaca Journal

August

The Full Service Theatre—What We’ve Learned at Civic Ensemble
by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
HowlRound

July

A Son’s Voice
by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
TCG Circle

June

The Case for the Full Service Theatre
by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.
TCG Circle

April

Civic Ensemble program to present evening of short plays
Ithaca Journal

ReEntry Theatre Program
What’s Good Ithaca

Civic Ensemble Debuts Theater Reentry Program
Ithaca Times

ReEntry Theatre Program
Video Article Produced by Karly Redpath & Emma Rizzo

Civic Ensemble encourages former inmate employment
Ithaca Week

February

Civic Ensemble play brings current events to life onstage
The Ithacan

Civic Ensemble play to explore Ithaca’s affordable housing crisis
Ithaca Voice

Ithaca Civic Ensemble prepares for “Home: A Living Newspaper”
Video Article Produced by Noreyana Fernando

Multi-Faith Award Goes to ‘Safety’ Creators
Tompkins Weekly

January

Civic Ensemble to present ‘A More Perfect Union’
Ithaca Journal

2014

December

Ithaca Journal – artist profile
(Featuring Sarah K. Chalmers & Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.)

November

Podcast – click to listen! – Onstage/Offstage Radio on WRFI FM
(Interview with Sarah K. Chalmers & Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. featuring SAFETY and a company profile)

September

Acting with intent: Citizen U. and Civic Ensemble at the NY State Fair
Extension Reconsidered – Cornell University

Ithaca Journal – review
(Featuring SAFETY)

The Ithacan – article
(Featuring SAFETY)

14850 Magazine – article
(Featuring SAFETY)

Ithaca Journal – article
(Featuring SAFETY)

Ithaca Voice – article
(Featuring SAFETY)

August 2014

Ithaca Times – article
(Interview with Godfrey L. Simmons, Jennifer Herzog, and Sarah K. Chalmers, about Civic Ensemble and SAFETY)

July 2014

YouTube – interview
(Interview with Godfrey L. Simmons about Circle Forward – a play commissioned by Cornell Cooperative Extension)

June 2014

Tompkins Weekly – review
(Featuring Slashes Of Light – world premiere production)

Syracuse New Times – review
(Featuring Slashes Of Light – world premiere production)

 Ithaca Times – review
(Featuring Slashes Of Light – world premiere production)

Ithaca Journal – review
(Featuring Slashes Of Light – world premiere production)

Ithaca Times – article
(Interview w/ Sarah K. Chalmers, featuring Safety, Civic Community Brainstorms)

Podcast – click to listen!  – Morning Newswatch (on WHCU FM)
(Interview w/the cast of Slashes Of Light – world premiere production)

Lansing Star – article
(Featuring Safety, Civic Community Brainstorms)

Lansing Star -article
(Featuring Slashes Of Light – world premiere production)

May 2014

Tompkins Weekly – interview
(Interview w/ Sarah K. Chalmers featuring Safety)

April 2014

Podcast – click to listen! – All Things Equal on WHCU FM
(Interview w/ Sarah K. Chalmers featuring Safety)

2013

November 2013

Podcast – click to listen! – Onstage/Offstage Radio on WRFI FM
(Interview w/ Saviana Stanescu featuring Lenin’s Shoe)

Ithaca Times – interview
(Interview w/ Saviana Stanescu featuring Lenin’s Shoe)

The Ithacan – article & artist profile
(Featuring Saviana StanescuLenin’s Shoe)

September 2013

The New York Times – review
(Featuring All God’s Chillun Got Wings)

Clyde Fitch Report – Interview
5 Questions: Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. Raises “All God’s Chillun” Aloft

October 2013

Campus Compact Weekly – post
(Featuring Sarah K. Chalmers)

CUNY Community – artist profile
(Featuring Sarah K. Chalmers)

May 2013

Ithaca Journal – article
(Featuring Parent Stories)

Tompkins Weekly – article
(Page 11; featuring Parent Stories)

Podcast – click to listen! – Onstage/Offstage Radio on WRFI FM
(Featuring Parent Stories)

Community Arts Partnership – artist profile
(Featuring Sarah K. Chalmers)

2012

October 2012

Ithaca Journal – company profile

June 2012

Civic Ensemble is founded.