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Directed by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. and Sarah K. Chalmers

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HOME: A LIVING NEWSPAPER addresses the issue of housing in Ithaca, NY through the experience of a newcomer from South America as she and her family look for a place to call home. Her story is interspersed with an investigation of related news stories and questions about where we stand as citizens in our city, our country and our world.

Home: A Living Newspaper

February 23rd, 2015 at 7:30pm

@ the Kitchen Theatre 417 W. State St. / Martin Luther King, Jr. St., Ithaca, NY


Deborah Campbell, Oghenero Gbaje, Rachel Gould, Cole Long,

Mar Perez, Dean Robinson*, Nathiel Tejada

*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


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Here’s the buzz on HOME: A LIVING NEWSPAPER…

The Ithacan:Civic Ensemble brings current events to life onstage

Ithaca Journal:An updated treatment of the federally funded Living Newspapers of the Federal Theatre Project of the late 1930’s

Ithaca Times:The Federal Theatre Project made theatre accessible to everyone in both its free admission and its subject matter. Inclusion means everyone gets to participate.” 

Ithaca Voice:Civic Ensemble was founded in 2012 by Sarah Chalmers, Jennifer Herzog, and [Godfrey L.] Simmons with the intention of allowing the community to engage with theatre instead of just seeing it.

Tompkins Weekly:HOME is timely… We have about 42,000 units of housing in [Tompkins] County. We might need another 10,000 units to adequately relieve the pressure of rising local housing costs…

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