Celebrating the Creative Journey is a series of special projects and presentations The Ensemble Theatre has planned outside its main stage season. The upcoming stage readings, exploratory works, and collaborative ventures are designed to showcase developing productions, cultivate new artists, and expose audiences to the variety of artistic expression Houston has to offer.
Monday, September 16, 2019 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Celebrating The Creative Journey- The Ensemble’s alternative performance schedule, presents a special staged reading of A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry on the 60th anniversary of the play’s publishing. You won’t want to miss this reading or the fellowship with the community as we all celebrate this wonderful work by a treasured playwright and support our Ensemble artists!
Friday, December 6, 2019 Rhythm in the Night: A Late Night performance
December 8, 9, & 10, 2019 7:00PM
A father daughter relationship tale in which their spiritual journey brings forth a movement of unconditional love, patience, faith, and trust. This one-man show is told through the eyes of the storyteller in the form of dance-soft shoe, jazz, modern, and tap infused with mime, spoken word, and monologues.
Monday, December 30, 2019, 6:00PM The Perfect Reunion by Jeannin Foster-McKelvia
Monday, January 27, 2020, 6:00PM Sweat by Lynn Nottage
Sweat switches between 2000 and 2008 as Lynn Nottage tells the story of a group of friends that works together on the factory floor. When the plant threatens to cut wages and lay off workers, the friends turn against each other as they struggle to stay afloat.
Dramatry: A Night of Dramatic Poetry
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Join The Ensemble Theatre's Act One Young Professionals for their annual poetry showcase and benefit for National Poetry Month! A portion of the proceeds provide scholarships for youth ages 6-17 to participate in the theatre's Young Performers Program.
Monday, June 15, 2020 Project1Voice(One Play, One Day, One Voice National Stage Reading Selection TBD
Project1VOICE is a not-for-profit performing arts service organization. Their mission is to strengthen and promote African American theater and playwrights through innovative initiatives and approaches to audience development, volunteerism and community engagement, and fundraising. Each year on the third Monday in June Project1VOICE present 1VOICE/1PLAY/1DAY, a national fundraiser to foster awareness and audience re-commitment to their local arts institutions.