Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) executive artistic director Jonathan Fox was already talking about reopening when he was interviewed for the […more…]
Ensemble Theatre Company
Ensemble Theatre Company presents important new plays and innovative interpretations of classic works for a broad audience. ETC engages audiences with entertaining, compelling, and thought-provoking theatrical productions, develops the community’s knowledge and appreciation of live stage productions, and offers a range of educational programs for young people.
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“The excitement of working with Jonathan Fox in creating The New Vic theater has been a major highlight in my life in Santa Barbara. We now have a perfect size, comfortable legitimate theater where we can all enjoy ‘Big time theater’ in a wonderfully intimate environment! I am thrilled to have been part of this!”
Closing Out the Endowment
Beginning in 2009, Ensemble undertook a $12.6 million renovation of the Victoria Hall Theater. It reopened as the New Vic in 2013.
Artistic Director Fox, who oversaw the fundraising campaign and renovation, knew that the new theater would put Ensemble on the national theater map. He was right. Soon, accomplished actors including Tyne Daly, Piper Laurie, and Patrick Cassidy were appearing on stage – and Santa Barbara could boast about its stature as a professional theater destination.
Part of the fundraising campaign included a $4 million endowment. During the pandemic the $3 million Fox and company had raised towards that endowment sustained the company as its budget was more than halved.
Contact the company’s development team if you want to help them raise the $1 million needed to reach their goal.
Board of Directors
Lisa Reich, President
Robert Turbin, Vice President
Owen Patotzka, Treasurer
Kathy Weber, Secretary
Peter O. Johnson
Susan Van Abel
Derek A. Westen