Telling a story validates both the subject and the storyteller. At Electric Eye Ensemble, we believe that people of all backgrounds have the right to create and experience theater.
When we founded Electric Eye Ensemble two years ago, we said that we value inclusivity, empowerment, and collaboration. While we’re proud of the work we’ve accomplished in the last two years, we know there is more to do to live up to these ideals. We need to work harder to engage a diverse community of audience members, ensemble members, workshop participants, and collaborators. Electric Eye Ensemble is nothing without the people who drive ideas forward, share their perspectives at workshops, and support our productions. Our company is built on community — and if that community is limited in its scope, then we are limiting the opportunities we have to tell different kinds of stories.
Therefore, in 2016 we commit to diversifying our community. We will actively work to partner with new collaborators who bring unique and diverse viewpoints, and engage new audiences of many backgrounds and identities. Our goal is to amplify underrepresented voices, and to foster a community of artists and audience members that reflects America’s diversity.
We are raising $3,500 for the Campaign for Community, and we need your help to achieve that goal. Now through March 6th you can give through our online funding campaign by clicking on the button below. Thank you for supporting our vision of creating collaborative, inclusive theater!