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Celebrating the Creative Journey – Jimmy & ParaChute, by Timothy Eric

Monday, March 19
7:00PM - 9:00PM

3535 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Join The Ensemble Theatre as we Celebrate the Creative Journey with the premieres of two one-act plays written by Actor/Director Timothy Eric.  March 17- 19.  There will be a talk-back immediately following the March 19 performance.

Jimmy, a play centered on public school closings, is a picture of some of the circumstances surrounding the state of public education and the rising privatization of schools. Jimmy is directed by actor and playwright Cynthia Garcia and stars Byron Jacquet, Kimberly Hicks, Kurt Bilanoski, and Michelle Harrell.

ParaChute is an immersive theatre experiment where a man, facing the demise of his own planet, leads a daring voyage to a nearby exoplanet!  ParaChute is directed by actor and director Manning Mpinduzi-Mott and stars Timothy Eric, Carmen Williams, and Renae Wilson.  The story of ParaChute is happening right now on Instagram and Twitter #Para_Chute!  We invite you to follow the story and post your comments!

Tickets are $10 at the door (cash only).  You may reserve seats for purchase at the door via RSVP at Eventbrite!

Celebrating the Creative Journey is generously funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

About the Playwright:
Timothy Eric a proud native of Houston, Texas. He has performed in more than twenty regional stage productions, including three national and international touring shows, and has several film/TV credits.  Most recently seen in the Ensemble Theatre’s World Premiere of Djembe, and The Forest of Christmas Forgotten, Tim’s local stage credits include additional work at the Ensemble Theatre, as well as Stages Repertory Theatre, Main Street Theater, and the Alley Theatre. His national and international touring credits include Celeste Bedford-Walker’s Camp Logan and Thomas Meloncon’s Diary of Blackmen and Whatever Happened to Black Love? He will perform in the Ensemble Theatre’s production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in May of this year.

As a director, his credits include world premieres of Barbara & Carlton Mollette’s Presidential Timber and Reginald Edmund’s Daughters of the Moon, both presented by the TSU University Players Alumni Association; George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum for Encore Theatre; The Ensemble Theatre’s Tour-Ed production of Kid Zero by Sarah Gray; Tracey Scott Wilson’s The Story for Texas Southern University.  Tim has also directed Wordsmyth Theatre’s staged readings of Randy Baker’s Forgotten Kingdoms and Asher Wyndham’s Allegra. For Landing Theatre Company, he directed the staged reading of Reginald Edmund’s Daughters of the Moon.

Timothy received both his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Cinema and Master of Arts in Radio Television & Film from Texas Southern University and is presently an Adjunct Instructor in the Visual & Performing Arts Department. Since 2001, he has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity, the professional trade union that represents Actors and Stage Managers in the theatre industry.

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