The 06 Ensemble to Present BENCH PROJECT 3 for One-Night Only, 11/4
The 06 Ensemble is back combining art, entertainment and community service with the third installment of their critically acclaimed Bench Project. The Bench Project 3 will perform for one night only at the City Lights Theatre Company in San Jose on Monday, November 4th at 7:30 PM. For this Bench Project, admission will be five canned foods that will be used to help feed those in need of our support during the holiday season.
The 06 Ensemble will be following up the award winning Bench Project 2 with seven new plays by award winning and emerging local playwrights. The Bench Project 3 includes new, original short works from playwrights Lauren Gunderson (Berilla Kerr Award, Eric Bentley New Play Award), Christopher Chen (2013-2014 Paula Vogel Award and 2012 Will Glickman Award), Cara Phipps, Max Tachis, Megan Cohen, Tasi Alabastro, and Syche Phillips. From pigeons on a park bench to two people on a bench in front of the hospital - The Bench Project 3 is a night of wildly different stories and theatrical styles.
The 06 Ensemble is a multicultural theater troupe based in the Evergreen neighborhood of the San Francisco Bay Area. The ensemble was founded unknowingly in the Summer of 2006 when a group of young theater artists decided to sneak into their old high school's theater and put on an original play titled "With Love, Jaysson." This project at Evergreen Valley High School turned into an annual event where members of their community would gather to see what the group would come up with next. Known for telling earnest stories that resonate with the diverse community they live in, the group's talents continued to develop and The 06 Ensemble was born.
The 06 Ensemble endeavors to create a poignant body of work for the Bay Area community that both explores the human experience and redefines "traditional" American theater. We will work to reclaim the American identity by creating work that more closely reflects the diverse community we live in today. We seek to give voice to emerging playwrights, to produce established plays with nontraditional casts, and to create a new cannon of ethno-American plays. We strive to create lifelong patrons in our multicultural community, to train future artists and to deeply engage with our community through the transformative vehicle of theater. Through our productions, outreach, and education, The 06 Ensemble invites everyone into the theater to tell their story and share the human experience within each and every one of us.