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Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. is Artistic Director of Civic Ensemble, a community-based theatre in Ithaca, NY co-founded with Sarah K. Chalmers and Jennifer Herzog. For Civic, he directed Eugene O’Neill’s All God’s Chillun Got Wings and co-produced Judy Tate’s Slashes of Light. Godfrey was Producing Artist in charge of New Artist Development for Off-Broadway’s Epic Theatre Ensemble, appearing in A More Perfect Union, Widowers’ Houses (which Godfrey co-adapted with Ron Russell), and Measure for Measure, among other plays. At Epic, he also co-wrote and starred in a documentary play about the election of President Barack Obama, Dispatches From (A)mended America. Godfrey is a 2012 TCG/Fox Fellow and a participant in the SPARK Leadership Program, funded by American Express, The Joyce Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group. He is a lifetime member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.

The Full Service Theatre—What We’ve Learned at Civic Ensemble

The Full Service Theatre—What We’ve Learned at Civic Ensemble

20 August 2015

Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. writes about the discoveries made by Civic Ensemble in Ithaca, NY.