Our Story

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.

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Our beloved Founder George W. Hawkins

“We’re in existence to do good plays, with universal appeal—and to feature the rich culture and history of Black talent.” George W. Hawkins, 1983

Founder George W. Hawkins and Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris

"We were all so passionate and eager to perfect our craft in the arts!" Eileen J. Morris

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