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The Ensemble Theatre Touring Education Program


And In This Corner
Cassious Clay
The Making of Muhammad Ali

by Idris Goodman
Directed by Steven J. Scott

Based on the early life of Muhammad Ali, known then as Cassius Clay in Jim Crow Louisville, this play tells the story of a young man who, despite segregation and racism, believes his potential is unlimited. Encouraged by his first boxing coach, a white police officer, young Cassius realizes things will never change if he only focuses on personal success — he must also use his gifts to work for the good of his community.

K - 8th Grades

I,Barbara Jordan
Celeste Bedford Walker
Directed by Eileen J. Morris

I, Barbara Jordan celebrates the remarkable life and career of the eminent Texas orator, legislator, and teacher. Tracing Barbara Jordan's journey from her childhood in Houston's Fifth Ward neighborhood through her election to the United State Congress, I Barbara Jordan introduces students to a legendary Texas politician who was a model for the power of perseverance.

Appropriate for grades 5-12


Danina & The Wind

Based on the Book "The Girl
Who Loved the Wind"

by Jane Yolen
Adapted by Marsha Lawson
Directed by Rachel Hemphill Dickson

An original fairy tale, this story is about a girl, Danina, whose overprotective father tries to keep her from all things wicked, unhappy, trying, or real. At last the wind blows in over the garden wall and woos her, taking her into the ever-changing world.

4 - 12th Grades

Uncle Remus’ Br’er Rabbit
Adapted by Ensemble Theatre founder George W. Hawkins from the original Joel Chandler Harris story.
Directedy by Eileen J. Morris

A fun-packed combination of African-American folklore and American popular culture, Br’er Rabbit is family entertainment that focuses on the Golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Appropriate for Grades K-4



How Santa Got his Christmas Tree

by Tim Kelley
Directed By Rachel Hemphill Dickson

Santa's helpers are building new toys and the mail is piling up. Mrs. Claus has sent for a Christmas tree. Santa has always wanted one, and trees don't grow at the North Pole. Unfortunately, those two nasty toymakers, Sneaky and Stingy, are banished from Santa's Village for shoddy workmanship. To get even, they steal the tree from the mailman. They won't give it back unless Mrs. Claus surrenders all the toys! Happily, however, Sneaky and Stingy repent, the toys are saved & the tree lives at Christmas and all year!

Available November 1st through December 15, 2018


To Book Now, Contact:
Tisha Dorn
Tour & Education Programs Coordinator

Office: 713-807-4317
Fax: 713-520-1269

Mainstage Tour Education Performances

Special mainstage performances are available for school groups and assisted living senior communities. These performances are usually scheduled on a Wednesday morning at 10:00am

da Kink In My Hair - September 26, October 3 & 10, 2018
Christmas is Comin Uptown -
November 28, December 5, 12, 19, 2019
Too Heavy for Your Pocket -
January 30, February 6 & 13, 2019
Freeda Peoples -
March 27, April 3 & 10, 2019
Pipeline -
May 15, 22, 29, 2019
Josephine Tonight
- July 10, 17, 24, 2019

Touring Show Prices

  • In House Single Performance • Limit 350 • $650.00
  • In House Back-to-Back Performances • Limit 350 • $800.00
  • Away Single Performance • Limit 400 • $800.00
  • Away Back to Back Performance • Limit 400 • $945.00

To Book Now, Contact:

Tisha Dorn
Tour & Education Programs Coordinator

Office: 713-807-4317
Fax: 713-520-1269