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Member Spotlight: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Aug 27, 2014
from Producing Artistic Director, D. Lynn Meyers

As I arrive at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati every day, I find something new to celebrate. What an extraordinary time to be living and working in Cincinnati!  DCI is one of this organizations which helped create our current climate of joy.  Looking to the left and right of ETC's front door there is much to explore and embrace. Many days this summer,  I walked to the production offices in the Carew Tower, as I cast the film MILES AHEAD which shot all around our neighborhood for weeks. Yesterday we walked up Vine Street to buy some ice cream at Graeter's for an actor's birthday party and the cast completed the evening with drinks at Bakersfield. If I head out the back door of ETC I can journey in a few short steps to Washington Park and experience and oasis in the midst of a busy business filled day.

Having been born and raised here, I never lost the hope that the city would be the center of this region and the center of my work and life. That fact that the nation and our own residents are now recognizing Cincinnati's worth and wonder is in no small part due to the work of DCI in keeping the faith and keeping our city on a forward track. ETC is proud to be a member and more importantly a partner in this mission. As the city's Premiere Theatre, we bring new powerful art to life on our stage. DCI helps keep that energy alive and well on every corner of our town, so that what we create on stage can empower a creative and energized Cincinnati.

About Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

The 2014-2015 Season marks Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 29th year of producing incredible theatre in Over-the-Rhine. Growing from only a handful of subscribers during its first few years, Ensemble Theatre now proudly holds a loyal subscriber base of over 2,200 and serves over 30,000 annually through its productions and outreach programs. As the centerpiece of the neighborhood's burgeoning urban cultural district, Ensemble Theatre has earned a reputation as Cincinnati's premiere theatre destination and makes a significant economic impact on a vital downtown life.

Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its dedication to bringing socially conscious and provocative new works to local audiences, Ensemble Theatre continues to present a portfolio of visually stunning premiere theatre that garners national recognition. An active member of the community, Ensemble Theatre has also created groundbreaking education and outreach programs that target children and other audiences who would otherwise not have access to live theatre. In addition to these initiatives, our apprentice and intern training programs are designed to help recent college graduates transition from academic to professional theatre and allow Ensemble Theatre to make a meaningful contribution to our city's creative class.

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