A year ago this month the Ensemble Theatre, Houston's oldest and largest African-American theater, abruptly dismissed its artistic director, Eileen Morris, claiming the company and Morris had different ideas on how to fill seats and attract new audiences. The move stunned the theater community. The respected Morris, one of only three female African-American artistic directors working in an established theatrical space, just as abruptly left the city. Since then, neither she nor any member of the theater's board has breathed so much as a syllable as to what went... More >>>
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