Civic Rep is dedicated to the art of theatre.
We are committed to the craft and practice of compelling and intimate storytelling as a means to cultivate empathy, gain insight into our shared humanity and form deeper bonds with our community.
We envision making vital work that will contribute to the cutural life of our community - work that is accessible, relevant and engaging for all involved.
Our Aesthetic Values:
Integrity of process.
Spirit of play.
"All that I have to offer as an artist is the revelation of my soul." ~ Eleanora Duse
In seeking a name for our group, we considered numerous influential women who inspire us, one of whom is Eva Le Gallienne. In 1926, “at twenty-seven years of age, she founded The Civic Repertory Theatre, the nation’s first sustained, professional, low-cost repertory company. It was infused with Le Gallienne’s own spirit – of serving a theatrical ideal, beyond the personality of star actors, beyond the tally sheets of producers.”*
*An Ideal Theater – Founding Visions for a New American Art, by Todd London
CIVIC REP Artistic Directors
L. Zane Jones