MISSION STATEMENT FOR
THE BRASS TACKS ENSEMBLE
We in The Brass Tacks Ensemble are devoted to…
…CONNECTING to our audience through the essential elements of theater to spark the imagination;
…PRESENTING established and original works with a focus on clarity, universality, and entertainment;
…PROVIDING actors, directors, designers, and writers an opportunity to develop as artists.
BRASS TACKS PRINCIPLES
Storytelling, first and foremost. Without a clear, well-told story, there is no show.
Sound dramaturgy. The core elements of the play–plot, theme, characterization, etc.–must be presented clearly and not obscured by directorial concept.
Theater is metaphor. The “bare bones” approach frees the audience’s imagination.
Universal themes. Our shows are for all audiences not a select few.
Ensemble is key. Our shows make use of everyone’s talents, energy, and time; people work with each other not against each other.
Growing as artists. We learn something new with each production.
Sound financial principles. We will spend the money if it’s necessary–but make sure it’s necessary.
Read about our ensemble members, staff, and Board of Directors.
Interested in seeing a show? Email BTEreservations@gmail.com for tickets or call or text us at (734) 926-5376