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community based plays

Community-based Plays are a cornerstone of Civic Ensemble programming. Through an 18 month to 2 year process, community members come together in story circles and facilitated community workshops to create a new play around a topic that is meaningful to them. The process culminates with public performances and community dialogue - bringing the conversations back out to the community where they began. 

Up next:

Civic Ensemble is embarking on our next community-based play journey. Listening deeply in our local community, we are hearing stories of changing neighborhoods, and questioning what it means to belong. Join us as we explore these stories and questions in late 2023-early 2024 to guide the building of our next play. 

Want to get involved? Join us for Community Soup, Sunday Dec 3 at 4pm, for a shared meal and stories about your experiences in your neighborhood. FREE. All are welcome. Childcare will be available if reserved by December 1. 

Please click this link to RSVP:

Questions? Reach out to Gabriella at 607-622-0303 or

Previous Community-based Plays:

2023 - Fertile Grounds

2019 - The Next Storm

2018 - Climates of Change

2017 - The Class Divide

2015 - On the Corner

2014 - Safety

2013 - Parent Stories

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