The Ensemble kicks off livestream, video on demand programming

The Ensemble Theatre kicks off more digital content with livestream play readings and video on demand performances, The ‘E’ Online Entertainment Experience! Theater for Everyone Everywhere!

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic The Ensemble Theatre joined arts institutions across the nation to explore alternative ways to connect with audiences and survive the financial impact.

“I believe performing arts institutions everywhere are evolving into hybrid spaces and reaching new audiences as a result,” says Eileen J. Morris, The Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director. “We will be offering some content for free and others for a fraction of the cost of a live theatre ticket.”

Immediately following the cancellation of the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, The Ensemble launched its BOLD Online series primarily through its Facebook page. It features weekly Message Mondays with inspirational messages from guest artists, Thursday Throw Back Theatre Moments remembering highlights from past performances, and Family Fun Fridays with performances and workshops. The ‘E’ Online Entertainment Experience!

Theater for Everyone Everywhere! is the extension of what would normally be the theatre’s in-house programming of stage readings and special projects including a virtual summer Young Performers Program for youth ages 6-17.

The ‘E’ Online Entertainment Experience! Theater for Everyone Everywhere!

Livestream and Video Events: www.Facebook.com/TETMidtownHouston

GREENWOOD: AN AMERICAN DREAM DESTROYED
Made possible by a City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs through the Houston Arts Alliance special grant opportunity
by Celeste Bedford Walker
directed by Rachel Hemphill Dickson
Livestream Play Reading
Sunday, May 31, 2020, 6:00 PM

RAISING AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRLS DURING A PANDEMIC
discussing parallels in Greenwood and contemporary times
Live Stream Community Conversation
Monday, June 1, 2020, 6:00 PM

NEVER AGAIN
(for youth ages 10+)
written and directed by Yunina Barbour-Payne
Livestream Play Reading followed a Dialogue Exchange
Sunday, June 7, 2020, 6:00PM

COCONUT CAKE
by Melda Beaty
Livestream Play Reading
Sunday, June 21, 2020, 6:00PM

Meet Melda Beaty, playwright of FRONT PORCH SOCIETY and upcoming world premiere of LAWSON LOVE LETTERS
Livestream Meet and Greet & Dialogue Exchange
Monday, June 22, 2020, 6:00PM

THE GREEN BOOK
by Calvin Alexander Ramsey
Video On Demand Launch in partnership with the Harris County Public Library
Available to Rent on https://vimeo.com/tethouston June 14 – 28, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020, 6:30PM Online Watch with Us Event
6:40PM Invite to View Video
8:00PM Meet the Playwright & Dialogue Exchange

SHAKIN THE MESS OUT OF MISERY
by Shay Youngblood
Livestream Play Reading
Monday, June 29, 2020, 6:00PM

LEGACY LEADERS OF COLOR VIDEO PROJECT
by Theatre Communications Group – American Theatre Magazine
Re-launch of The Ensemble Theatre’s Online Screening of the nine-video series
June 30, 2020

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.EnsembleHouston.com