Comments from audience members and participants from the STUDENTS ON STAGE
The Opening of 'Kings of Harlem by Layon Gray..
'Sassy Mamas" written by Celeste Walker, was premiere as the opening of our new home - Sandrell Rivers Theater at Audrey M. Edmonson Transit Village, It was reviewed by Bill Michell F Solomon @ www.floridatheateronstage.com/reviews/sassy-mamas-at-m-ensemble-seductive-lightw...
' God's Trombones' written by James Weldon Johnson was reviewed by Christine Dolen . This was the second production held at the Sandrell Rivers Theater during our 2017-2018 Season. Read the full review online here: https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article209287669.html
'Seven Guitars' by August Wilson ended M Ensemble's 2017-2018 Season at the Sandrell Rivers Theater. The full review by Christine Dolen can be read @.https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article213006609.html
This image is part of our brochure with the productions of our 2016-17 Season as winners and nominated for the 42nd Annual Carbonell Awards. This was a first for M Ensemble and the first company to win five awards in one category.
This image describes our Students on Stage Program that was funded by Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs and The Children's Trust.
2016-17 Theater Season
The M Ensemble Company is Florida’s longest running African American professional theater company. M Ensemble celebrates its 47th Anniversary Season in 2017-18 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 6103 NW 7th Avenue in Miami-Dade County Liberty City community.
M Ensemble Produced three productions : 'Sassy Mamas'; God's Trombones'; and 'Seven Guitars'. We look forward to another excited 2018-2019 Season with the return of the renown playwright and Carbonell winner Layon Gray. His award winning play, 'Meet Me At The Oak' will premiere South Florida when it opens M Ensemble season. Other line-ups that will delight audiences are: 'Blues for an Alabama Sky' by Pearl Cleage and 'Sisters' by Marsha A. Jackson.
STUDENTS ON STAGE
The M Ensemble Company provided a theater program-"Students on Stage" (SOS)- for ages 6-12. The activities were conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sandrell Rivers Theater. A total of 25 youth participated in the program. Students will be taught acting techniques, dance/movement for the stage and percussion rhythms . for 12 weeks..