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The Ensemble Theatre Salutes Texas Playwrights

The Ensemble Theatre salutes Texas playwrights as part of its 40th Anniversary Season celebration with a series of stage readings that will run November 14, 2016 – June 12, 2017 at 3535 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002.

Several Texas playwrights were selected along with local directors to participate in this 8-month series of stage readings. Their works continue to enrich audiences at The Ensemble Theatre and nationally.

“We want to celebrate our hometown playwrights who’ve been an integral part of The Ensemble Theatre’s 40-year history,” says Eileen J. Morris, Artistic Director of The Ensemble Theatre. “The fact that our 40th anniversary season kicked off with Texas playwright Celeste Bedford Walker’s Sassy Mamas, is a testament to how relevant and present these playwrights are to our audiences.”

All stage readings are at The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002.

For more information call 713-520-0055 or visit:

Tickets: $5.00

The Ensemble Theatre Salute to Texas Playwrights Stage Reading Series:

  1. American Summer Squash
    Monday, November 14, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
    by DonWilson Glenn
    directed by Mirron Willis
  1. Lyin’ Ass
    Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
    by Eugeen Lee
    directed by Kelvin Hamilton
  1. Morning, Noon and Night
    Monday, December 19, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
    by Dr. Ted Shine
    directed by Allie Woods
  1. a series of ten minute plays
    Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
    by j.e. franklin
    directed by shirley marks whitmore
  1. Black Spurs
    Monday, January 30, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
    by Celeste Bedford Walker
    directed by Wayne DeHart
  1. When the Ancestors Call
    Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
    by Elizabeth Brown Guillory
    directed by Rachel Hemphill Dickson
  1. The ‘N’ Word Catharsis
    Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
    by Thomas Meloncon
    directed by Ed Muth
  1. The Trinity River Plays
    Monday, June 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
    by Regina Taylor
    directed by Eileen J. Morris