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CONTACT:  Robert Ross
  January 22, 2018
(713) 310-1648/ 713-520-0055
  For Immediate Release

The Ensemble Theatre Applauds Houston Talent with its Showcase Series
“Celebrating the Creative Journey”

HOUSTON (January 22, 2018) – The Ensemble Theatre applauds Houston talent with its showcase series “Celebrating the Creative Journey,” with its ongoing variety of special workshops, stage readings, screenings, and performances 3535 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002.

“Houston has an ever-growing landscape of creatives,” says Eileen J. Morris, The Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director. “Our arts institutions and supporters must continue to cultivate and invest in the developing works of upcoming artists.”

Celebrating the Creative Journey
Monthly Project Schedule: January – June 2018

The Ensemble Theatre
3535 Main St. Houston, TX 77002


Project Title


January 26, 2018

The Origin of Hip Hop Workshop

Discussion with playwright Will Power

February 18-19, 2018

Heart of the Theatre

Variety show featuring Houston artists

March 17-19, 2018

“ParaChute and Jimmy”

Multimedia Production by Timothy Eric Dickson

April 21, 2018

Drama-try: A Night of Dramatic Poetry

Annual Poetry Showcase featuring Houston area performance poets

April 22, 2018

“Holy Intervention” & “I Think I Would Remember if I had Sex with Denzel Washington”

Two, one-act stage play readings

May 7, 2018

Legendary Leaders of Color Film Series – Part 2

Theatre Communications Group National Documentary Film Series

May 21, 2018

“Josh: The Black Babe Ruth”

Stage Reading

June 18, 2018

“Flyin’ West”

Project1Voice Annual National Stage Reading

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

Celebrating the Creative Journey is generously funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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. In addition to being the oldest and largest professional African American theatre in the Southwest, it also holds the distinction of being one of the nation's largest African American theatres that owns and operates its facility with an in-house production team.

The Ensemble Theatre produces a main stage season of six contemporary and classic works devoted to the portrayal of the African American experience by local and national playwrights and artists. The theatre’s Performing Arts Education program provides educational workshops, Artist-in-Residence experiences and live performances for students both off-site and at the theatre; and the Young Performers Program offers intensive summer training for children ages 6 to 17 encompassing instruction in all disciplines of the theatre arts.