Washington Ensemble Theatre Announces 11th Season

Washington Ensemble Theatre is pleased to announce...SEASON 11: Our first season in our new home at 12th Ave Arts!

The Ensemble will be presenting two mainstage productions, an exciting co-production with ACT Theatre, and the fourth annual installment of Jonah Von Spreecken and Ali Mohamed el-Gasseir's all-ages weekend morning theatre series.

SPRAWL(World Premiere)Written by Josh ConkelDirected by Ali Mohamed el-GasseirJanuary 16th, 2015 through February 2nd, 2015

The Ensemble is proud to announce the first production that will take place in 12th Ave Arts will be the World Premiere of Josh Conkel's darkly hilarious new black comedy, Sprawl. Cornish Alum and Playwright of the Ensemble's Season 8 smash success Milk Milk Lemonade, Conkel's Sprawl nestles a group of friends and frenemies in a Washington suburban model home for a book club meeting, only to be interrupted by... THE-END-OF-THE-WORLD. Part Mars Attacks and part Serial Mom, the brutally-campy Sprawl reminds us that beneath suburban tranquility, nasty secrets are waiting to emerge that are as wicked as they are hilarious.

THE TALL GIRLS(West Coast Premiere)Written by Meg MiroshnikDirected by Kelly KitchensMay 1st, 2015 through May 18th, 2015

Next we bring to the West Coast the premiere of The Tall Girls by Meg Miroshnik (Season 9 Playwright of critically-acclaimed The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls), a grim Dust Bowl era tale of a struggling high school women's basketball team in the small town of Poor Prairie. The Tall Girls follows this group of young women as they strive for escape from their isolating and vast "grave town" through any means necessary. Intimate and gripping, The Tall Girls asks: what is the real cost of mortgaging your dreams for a meal ticket?

R.A.F.T (Rabbits Afloat From Thuringia) (World Premiere)

Created and Performed By Jonah Von Spreecken & Ali Mohamed el-Gasseir May 2015 (Exact Showtimes TBA)
The fourth installment of Von Spreecken and el-Gasseir all-ages weekend morning live-action cartoon series follows two German rabbits trapped on a "R.A.F.T." attempting to cross the Atlantic to find their fortunes in America. This epic adventure pits bunny versus bunny on a harrowing journey. Will they survive sharks, squabbles, and the Bermuda Triangle or will an even greater mystery sink these two industrious bunnies? Stay tuned!

CONSTRUCTION ZONE CO-PRODUCTION (Title TBA) *Partnership with ACT Theatre*Presented at ACT Theatre's Bullitt CabaretJune 12th, 2015 through July 6th, 2015

Curated by Washington Ensemble Theatre and ACT's Associate Artistic Director John Langs and Literary Manager Anita Montgomery, Construction Zone provides playwrights with opportunities to develop and share new work, while giving audiences a personal invitation into the process. One of the four plays read during the current Construction Zone season at ACT will be given a full Co-Production at ACT Theatre's Bullitt Cabaret.

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