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CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE JOURNEY SERIES

The Ensemble Theatre continues its alternative programing series, Celebrate the Creative Journey, featuring stage readings, exploratory works and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) conversations. The series is designed to showcases new works, fosters new artists, and expands audience engagement.

JANUARY 22, 2023

6:00 pm • Cost: $10
READING

Blues In My Coffee

Written & directed by TED LANGE

Two African American guys are having coffee at Starbucks and each sees a woman they would like to pursue. One lady is blond woman of European decent, the other is African American. In their quest for love, they discover ethnic differences that reflect the women they are romancing. Blues in My Coffee is a romantic comedy with dark edges and a surprise at the end.

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FEBRUARY 5, 2023

Following the 3:00 pm Matinee • Cost: FREE
EDI CONVERSATION

The Impact of Gentrification On Communities

EDI Conversations are communal opportunities to have discussion around topics shared during our season productions. Following the designated performance, a leader in the topical field will share their thoughts followed by an exchange between all those present.

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FEBRUARY 19, 2023

6:00 pm • Cost: $10
FILM

Shoulders Deep: Intergenerational Learning and Collaboration

Produced by WALTER HULL & ANIYA WINGATE

Months after being displaced by Hurricane Harvey, 16-year-old Aniya Wingate sets out on a journey to discover her voice as a dance artist and embrace her intersectionality of being a young Black woman. This documentary will be coupled with a short performance by the BOOT CAMP youth who will share their exploration through movement of a topic of their choosing.

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2023 DATE TBD

Cost: $10

Artist Highlght Project

The Artist Highlight Project is an exciting and collaborative effort in which the theatre produces the work of an Ensemble artist.

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APRIL 2, 2023

Following the 3:00 pm Matinee • Cost: FREE
EDI CONVERSATION

Gender’s Impact on Entrepreneurship

Written & directed by TED LANGE

EDI Conversations are communal opportunities to have discussion around topics shared during our season productions. Following the designated performance, a leader in the topical field will share their thoughts followed by an exchange between all those present.

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MAY 7, 2023

6:00 pm • Cost: $10
FILM

Cast Me Damnit!

Produced by MICHELLE ELAINE

An actress and her friends make their own work to be seen! This experience will open the door for conversation around the life of an actor—how does one survive?

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JUNE 3, 2023

Following the 2pm matinee • Cost: FREE
EDI CONVERSATION

Impact of Gun Violence on Communities

Written & directed by TED LANGE

EDI Conversations are communal opportunities to have discussion around topics shared during our season productions. Following the designated performance, a leader in the topical field will share their thoughts followed by an exchange between all those present.

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JULY 9, 2023

Following the 3pm matinee • Cost: FREE
EDI CONVERSATION

Honoring Historical Contributions

This installation of the EDI Conversation series explores the intersectionality between being female, black, and a creator, as was the life of Maya Angelou. EDI Conversations are communal opportunities to have discussion around topics shared during our season productions. Following the designated performance, a leader in the topical field will share their thoughts followed by an exchange between all those present.

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