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The production of the musical "It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues" while in residence at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in 2014.
This production "Fences" by August Wilson closed M Ensemble 2015-16 Season with rave reviews.
This production 'Kings of Harlem" was premiere at the opening of our new home at the Sandrell Rivers Theater at Audrey M. Edmonson Transit Village, It was selected asthe New Times 2017 Best Play. It was "Kings of Harlem" Playwright and Director, Layon Gray first time collaborating with another theater company to produce his work. This production has been running on Off Broadway for the past five years. The success of this collaboration has paved the way for future partnerships.
Bill Hirschman of Florida Stage. review of "Brothers of the Dust" written by Darren Canady. This was the second production held at the Sandrell Rivers Theater during our 2016-2017 Season. Read the full review online here: http://www.floridatheateronstage.com/reviews/m-ensemble-returns-again-to-canadys-brother-of-the-dust/
A review of "Flyin' West" by Pearl Cleage that completed our 2016-17 Season at the Sandrell Rivers Theater. Read the full review online here: http://www.floridatheateronstage.com/reviews/uplifting-flyin-west-is-powerful-history-from-m-ensemble/
2016-17 Theater Season
The M Ensemble Company is Florida’s longest running African American professional theater company. M Ensemble celebrates its 45th Anniversary Season in 2016-17 with a return to Liberty City, the company’s home in the 1970s. M Ensemble is now poised to become the resident theater company of the new Sandrell Rivers Theater, a 199-seat theater, located at 6101 NW 7th Avenue in Miami-Dade County Liberty City community.
STUDENTS ON STAGE
The M Ensemble Company will provide a theater program-"Students on Stage" (SOS)- for those at risk youth who are in the After-School Programs at Santa Clara and Miami Park Elementary schools during 2016-17. The activities will be conducted at these schools on Mondays-Thursdays. Theater games and exercises that build improvisation skills will be offered to ages 6-12. We anticipate reaching out to 100 youth weekly from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. Another component to this program will reach out to the YWCA of Greater Miami Dade Teen Division located in the Overtown area. This program will be conducted during the YWCA summer camp program. Students will be taught acting techniques, costumes design and stage craft for six weeks.The number of anticipated participants is 145.