The Ensemble Theatre
We are honored to present this season of plays which adds to the African American canon. Love & Southern D!scomfort tells the timeless story about how love and southern discomfort fuel dissension when the family matriarch passes. We ring in the holidays for the second time around with A Motown Christmas forging the ties of Motown music and holiday traditions. Tony Award winner Dominique Morrisseau’s play, Paradise Blue, takes us on a jazzy journey where gentrification and tunes collide building a better future for generations to come. Clyde’s is a comedy by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage who brings together food creations that inform our life’s purpose and dreams. Brother Toad speaks to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how our everyday path is stilted by racism. Phenomenal Woman closes out our season as a rolling world premiere portraying the essence of prolific playwright and activist, Maya Angelou. This play’s significance is grounded in the collaborative efforts between North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre in Winston Salem, North Carolina and The Ensemble Theatre.
The Ensemble Theatre was founded in 1976 by the late George Hawkins to preserve African American artistic expression and enlighten, entertain and enrich a diverse community. Decades later, the theatre has evolved from a touring company operating from the trunk of Mr. Hawkins’ car to being one of Houston’s finest historical cultural institutions. The Ensemble is one of the only professional theatres in the region dedicated to the production of works portraying the African American experience...Read More >>