Nevertheless audiences are growing – several performances of Macbeth sold out in September – and ETC is contemplating a move to a larger venue from its current black box space in the Saint Andrews Center in Highland Park.
And the company itself is growing, with the creation of a new group ETC calls its Senior Ensemble. Nine people who have been involved in productions over the last few years as actors and in other roles are formally joining the company to support the three producing partners and allow ETC to expand into new areas. The roster will not be announced until later this year when ETC announces its 2013 season, but Senior Ensemble members are expected to help cast shows, take youth plays into schools, offer acting classes, work with the producing partners to develop original scripts, and more.
“We dream big. That’s what we do,” said Posey. “With only the three of us it’s impossible to do it all. So we’re bringing nine more people into the mix, all just as passionate about what we’re doing as we are.”