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The Ensemble Theatre Company is dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing a theatre that is accessible and relevant, through productions of challenging contemporary plays and innovative approaches to the classics. The Ensemble Theatre Company sees theatre as an essential cultural force in leading and framing dialogue on important issues of our day. These core values inform all aspects of Ensemble Theatre Company. Ensemble Theatre Company is a Canadian nonprofit company devoted to nurturing both artists and audiences, creating a place of inclusion and a forum for ideas and dialogue arising from the works we produce.
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Looking for the perfect Xmas gift for the theatre lovers in your life? The Ensemble Theatre Company 3 Show Pass is the ideal stocking stuffer! All 3 Shows in our Summer 2015 Festival for only $50! http://www.ensembletheatrecompany.ca/
Ensemble Theatre Company's production of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart gets Xtra West's Pride Pick! "If you want to know what Pride means to me, go see The Normal Heart, running until Sat, Aug 16 at the Jericho Arts Centre, staged by the Ensemble Theatre Company. Did you see the HBO film? Good. Now go see the play. This is the kind of script that was meant to be seen live. It’s a powerful, not-so-distant history lesson. See it, then cover yourself in glitter and dance your queer ass off for Pride Week." - Greg Armstrong-Morris ONLY 5 MORE CHANCES TO SEE! AUGUST 8, 11, 14, 16 - 8 PM and matinee AUGUST 9th - 2 PM In repertory with the Duchess of Malfi and The Cripple of Inishmaan! http://dailyxtra.com/vancouver/news/refugee-celebrates-first-pride-in-vancouver-legal-resident
Tonight is talkback night for "The Cripple of Inishmaan"! Come see the show, then talk eggs, stones, peas, tough love and ethnofiction with the director and cast. You can even bring telescopes into it if you like. Feckers.
Friends, we still need volunteers for the rest of our run! Most specifically, Saturday night's performance of The Cripple of Inishmaan. Email email@example.com to help us out!
Theatre is often castigated for wallowing in self-indulgence, but the reality is that it's curiously unsentimental. You simply have to move on. Everything passes. Truth be told, something in me likes that. As our 2014 Summer Repertory Festival is now officially over, and as planning is already underway for 2015, I am truly excited for the future. But even as the plans are afoot for 2015, A huge round of thanks must be made to all that made 2014 possible! Whether a contribution seemed small or large, one thing's is abundantly clear to me – this year would not have happened without the contributions of the following people or organizations… Ambit Consulting – for sponsoring The Duchess of Malfi Hewer’s Home Hardware – for sponsoring The Cripple of Inishmaan OutTV – for sponsoring The Normal Heart The Georgia Straight – our media sponsor And our other sponsors… The Jericho Arts Centre Car2Go Phillips Brewing Bean Around The World To our talented Ensemble of Actors and Directors… Sean Allan Troy Anthony-Young Matt Beairsto Adam Beauchesne Adam Bergquist Matthew Bissett Masae Day Stephanie Elgersma Rosy Frier-Dryden James Gill Erik Gow Paul Herbert Kazz Leskard Mark Manning Daniel Meron Kaylin Metchie Alison Raine Zac Scott Rebecca Walters Maxamillian William Wallace Our designers and production team and our Production Manager, Andrew Pye… John Bessette Susan Currie Meaghan Doupe Sarah Elizabeth Darren Hales Lizzie Hudson Naomi Lazarus Chanel McCartney Shelby Page Josina Renee Misty Saunby Jocelyn Spencer-Mills With special thanks to… Sue Gagnon and The Jericho Arts Centre Andree Karas and United Players Joe Belanger Our publicist, Rebecca Coleman and all the reviewers and reporters that gave us such tremendous coverage this year… The Arts Club Theatre for assistance with props and costumes. Our amazing volunteers, and to all those who assisted us by loaning, begging, borrowing or stealing (metaphorically, of course!) items used in the shows! And lastly – you, our growing audience… I believe that theatre will always appear unfashionable in a society that is conspicuously becoming more and more formless, and theatre’s concern with the frailty of being human will often looks defenseless when set against blockbuster movies, or the confident certainties of politics or journalism. No theatre these days can count on a "theatre-going constituency". These have vanished in the same way congregations have vanished from churches. And a whole generation, or two, of potential theatregoers has been weaned on the intermittent demands of television and video games and been empowered by the use of the remote control to become hanging judges, impatient with any idea that takes more than a few minutes to develop. So, leaving aside considerations of background and education, swathes of the population have become resistant to the idea of any activity that requires an act of concentration combined with an obligation to become part of a large social group. And yet…there you were, and in larger numbers than last year, applauding, loving, praising, glowing, disagreeing, debating, and (yes, it being the summer) perspiring with us – but always ENGAGING with us, and often with your fellow audience members! Keep it up! We love it! Stay in touch with us in the coming year, on Facebook, on our website (ensembletheatrecompany.ca) and on our Twitter feed (WeAreETC). See you next year, and bring more friends! Sincerely, Tariq Leslie, Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre Company
Friends, as we move into our last two weeks of ETC's season, we are really needing help with ushering for this upcoming weekend. Specifically: Friday August 8 – The Normal Heart – 8PM Saturday August 9 – The Normal Heart – 2PM Saturday August 9 – The Duchess of Malfi – 8PM Sunday August 10 – The Duchess of Malfi – 2PM Sunday August 10 – The Cripple of Inishmaan – 8PM Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help --- you get to see the show for free and you only need to arrive to the theatre an hour before the show. Thanks!
Post-show talkback for "The Normal Heart" tonight featuring Gordon Price, founding member of AIDS Vancouver and the first openly gay member of Vancouver City Council. Mr. Price is currently director of the CITY Program at SFU. Come join us tonight at 8pm at the Jericho Arts Centre - only 6 more chances to see this "must-see theatre"!
"...under the direction of Matthew Bissett it’s a great vehicle for actors. With the help of Ensemble Theatre Company voice coach Erin Ormond, dialect coach Brian Parkinson and taped music by the Pogues, it’s as close to paddy’s pig as it can be without actually being written or performed in the Emerald Isle." --Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier