Performance with Passion and a Message.

"... the art of theater does not lie in special effects, lavish sets or famous names. It lies in passion and commitment, intelligence and human emotion. Ralph E. Greene and his company proves them rich in the qualities that matter most." St. Louis Post Dispatch

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ABOUT:

Unity Theatre Ensemble has overcome many challenges to achieve its thirty-nine year history of producing classic dramas, original musicals, and experimental works with an insightful intelligence and honesty which set new standards of excellence in theater arts. Through its productions, the company seeks to inspire and uplift the audience by helping them to understand human actions, to experience the joys of human achievement, to enjoy the magic of nostalgia, and to embrace the universal connections among all people. As a motivating tool, Unity Theatre Ensemble's productions address important issues that affect all humanity.

Unity Theatre Ensemble offers a diverse repertoire which includes: musical revues, gospel musicals, musical comedy, reader's theater, compiled script theater, traditional drama, children's theater, total theater, literature for the stage, and commissioned educational/motivational themes for special event presentations.

Unity Theatre Ensemble is a company which strives to present each performance with honest emotion with the goal to challenge their performing artists, inspire it audience and to communicate a relevant message.

 
 
OUR MISSION:

To nurture and to expand the talents of African-American and other Performing Artists and Technicians who will harmoniously collaborate to present to its audiences: (1) significant plays and musicals by African-American and third world playwrights, (2) other plays and musicals that express the black experience, (3) original scripts by the company directors and other authors and (4) experimental works based on compilations from other literary genres, in an effort to celebrate human achievements, to heighten the audience's awareness of issues affecting their lives and to inform them of their responsibility to make constructive choices with UNITY and HARMONY for individual and community improvement; to expose and educate the public in the performing arts.

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS:

To present live theater productions to general audiences and children for their cultural education, entertainment and inspiration.

To present touring theater productions for the cultural education, entertainment and inspiration of general audiences and children with an emphasis on outreach to underserved communities.

To provide performing arts training classes and workshops for development of artistic talents of youth and interested persons with emphasis on outreach to under served communities within St. Louis, the state of Missouri and throughout the bi-state area.

To provide a creative forum for poets, novelists, playwrights, actors, dancers, musicians, directors and theater technicians to collaborate to develop new works for the African American Theater and didactic works that address multi-cultural issues.

To provide opportunities for African American and other non-equity and equity theater artists (actors, dancers, musicians) to hone their talents as performers, technicians and support staff.

To provide an internship program for selected high school and college level actors, technicians, and musicians to practice their performing arts craft and skills.

 

 

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The Cast from the 2010 Encore Producton of THE COTTON CLUB REVUE

 

Unity Theatre Ensemble

New Phone Number

314-925-9699

UNITY THEATRE ENSEMBLE

"BEST ENSEMBLE" FOR 2011

FOR THE MOTOWN REVUE!!!

Performed May 19-22, 2011

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Available Touring Repertoire . . .

 
LADY DAY AT THE BOSTON BISTRO
MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE! (Gospel Musical Celebration) 
MAMA (adpated novel by Terri McMillan)
 
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? (Musical for Children)

The lead cast from A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Performed October 19-21 and 26-28, 2012 at the Ivory Theatre, St. Louis, MO.

 

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