The Ensemble Theatre's Act One Young Professionals Celebrate National Poetry Month

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Who/What: The Ensemble Theatre's Act One Young Professionals group hosts its 2nd
annual poetry event entitled: Drama-try(tree)- A Night of Dramatic
Act One Steering committee members accepted the charge to extend
their outreach for younger audiences by including an annual poetry event
in their calendar of networking mixers. Their first poetry event resulted in
over 200 attendees to see the lineup of seasoned and rising Houston
Host: Joseph "Joe P" Palmore
DJ: Deejay Cruizecontrol
Featured poets include: BlackBlues, Jem the Poet, Outspoken Bean,
and Kayenne Nebula.
When: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 7:00PM
Tickets Available Online:
Where: The Ensemble Theatre – Performance Centre
(Fannin and Berry Street Entrance)
3535 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002

HOUSTON, April 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Act One was created to unite The Ensemble Theatre's growing community of young artists and professionals with an increasing interest in how they can contribute to sustaining the institution. Act One members are recognized as the next generation of leaders who will support the theatre's annual membership campaign and ultimately develop into volunteers and fundraising supporters.

The Ensemble Theatre was founded in 1976 by the late George Hawkins to preserve African American artistic expression and to enlighten, entertain, and enrich a diverse community. Thirty-six years later, the theatre has evolved from a small touring company to one of Houston's finest historical cultural institutions. The Ensemble is one of a few professional theatres in the region dedicated to the production of works portraying the African American experience. The oldest and largest professional African American theatre in the Southwest, it holds the distinction of being one of the nation's largest African American theatres owning and operating its facility and producing in-house. Board President Emeritus Audrey Lawson led the capital campaign for The Ensemble's $4.5 million building renovations that concluded in 1997. The Ensemble Theatre has fulfilled and surpassed the vision of its founder and continues to expand and create innovative programs to bring African American theatre to myriad audiences.

CONTACT: Robert Ross (713) 807-4306

Source:The Ensemble Theatre