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Editorial: Accessible art fosters community

Editorial: Accessible art fosters community

By The Ithacan April 4, 2024
When some think of art, they may think of big, prestigious museums or theaters with expensive entry fees and Eurocentric works. While those spaces may serve a purpose in the art world, local artistic spaces are just as, if not more, important, especially when it comes to promoting accessibility in the arts. 
The Hangar Theatre is located just a short walk from Cayuga Lake and has the ability to hold 364 guests during its array of performances.

Theater, theatres and theatrics galore across Ithaca

By Kaeleigh Banda, Assistant Photo Editor April 3, 2024
Assistant Photo Editor Kaeleigh Banda dives into four of Ithaca's local theaters.
The fall seasons at Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts and local theaters in Ithaca will look different this year because of the coronavirus. At The Cherry Arts’ first production in September, actors will wear masks, while The Cherry’s later fall performances will be streamed live.

Ithaca theaters adjust to COVID-19

By Gabrielle Topping, Staff Writer September 11, 2020
The fall seasons at Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts and local theaters in Ithaca will look different this year because of the coronavirus.
The Ghostlight Project occurred within theater communities nationally — from Broadway to high school, regional and community theaters. CONNOR LANGE/ THE ITHACAN

Ithaca theater community marches for the Ghostlight Project

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor January 23, 2017
The Ghostlight Project originated as an attempt to combat Donald Trump’s re-occurring hate speech before and throughout his election campaign.
Center, participant Louis Gershon and Civic Ensembles Sarah Chalmers rehearse for the companys upcoming production as part of the Civic Ensembles ReEntry Theatre Program. Gershon wrote one of the plays for the show, Bahrain Blues.

Former inmates create plays through Civic Ensemble program

By Celisa Calacal, Life & Culture Editor March 23, 2016
Civic Ensemble's ReEntry Theatre Program gives those who were recently incarcerated the opportunity to create their own plays.
Right, Ithaca College lecturer Jennifer Herzog, the new associate  artistic director of The Cherry Arts, performs in “A Cherry Timedive.”

IC professor seeks to support local artists with new group

By Kalia Kornegay, Staff Writer February 10, 2016
Ithaca College lecturer Jennifer Herzog will be leaving the Civic Ensemble to become the new associate artistic director for The Cherry Arts.
From left, actors Jay Towns and Seth Soulstein play Julian and Officer James, respectively, in the Civic Ensemble play “On The Corner,” which comments on issues of racism.

Talks on race continue with reprisal of play

By Angela Weldon, Staff Writer November 17, 2015
"On the Corner" will be reprised by the Civic Ensemble to continue the conversation on race.
From left, actress Mar E. Perez and sophomore Nathiel Tejada rehearse Feb. 14 for the Civic Ensemble’s production of “Home: A Living Newspaper.”

Civic Ensemble play brings current events to life onstage

By Emily Fedor, Staff Writer February 18, 2015
The Ithaca Civic Ensemble uses theater to explore current events, devising their own script based on recent news trends.
The cast of “Safety,” an original play by the Ithaca Civic Ensemble about community-police relations, during a  rehearsal. The partly non-fiction play will be performed at Ithaca College at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Textor 101.

Ithaca Civic Ensemble to bring controversial play to Ithaca College campus

By Erin McClory, Contributing Writer September 24, 2014
"Safety," an original play by the Ithaca Civic Ensemble about community-police relations, will be performed at Ithaca College at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Textor 101.

College Briefing: Sept. 18

September 17, 2014

Ithaca College to show play directed by alumna Civic Ensemble, Ithaca’s civic-minded theater company, will be presenting “Safety: A new play about community-police relations” at 7:30 p.m. Sept....

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