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. Civic is exploring new methods for this work, including working alongside a professional playwright as well as collaborating with Cornell’s Performance and Media Arts department and Cornell Climate Scientists to create work around our global climate crisis. 


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