The Mighty Descanso Players
On hold due to COVID-19 precautions
The Ensemble Shakes are bringing their favorite actors, writers, and directors together in the most blooming and beautiful parts of the gardens to share Shakespearean monologues, scenes, and curios that fill them with love, challenge them, and give them hope.
Come see this inspiring and unpredictable performance that will never be the same two weekends in a row. Return again and again to see new actors, new pieces, and new ways to experience The Bard's comedy and tragedy amongst the flowers.
Free with admission to the gardens, no tickets needed.
What started as a one-day theatrical exercise based on the obituary of Michael Seidenberg, a kind-hearted bookseller in New York who rebelliously moved his bookstore into his own apartment, has turned into a months-long adventure of cross-country collaboration and community building!
The Secret Bookstore is a collaboration between the Ensemble's company of neuro-atypical artists, the Ensemble and the Lineage Performing Arts Center. CLICK HERE to learn more.
THE ENSEMBLE'S FIRST FEATURE FILM IS NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES AND AMAZON! CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER.
The film has been nominated BEST FEATURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR (David Blue) and just won BEST ACTOR (Fred Cross) at PIFF!
The film is based on the Ensemble's popular play by the same title. It stars David Blue, Fred Cross and Katie Peabody, and is directed by Ensemble Shakes' artistic director, Brian Elerding.
To learn more about the film and to get involved, click the link below or follow the film on Facebook!
ACTING WITH PARKINSON'S
A new FREE class in Pasadena, taught by the Ensemble's Artistic Director, Brian Elerding.
The class is designed for every level of experience with Shakespeare and acting, from complete novices to Shakespeare-lovers, and tailored for persons with neurological challenges like Parkinson's, MS, TBI, stroke, and more.
For more info, email: