The Muhlenberg Theatre Associations sponsors many performance ensembles which meet and showcase their work regularly. Performance Ensembles allow members the opportunity to develop performances which thrive on the a group dynamic. Below are the performance ensembles currently sponsored by the MTA.
An Artist Collective Click here to see what ArtCo is up to!!
An Artist Collective is the only interdisciplinary performance group on campus. As a group, they seek to bring together a diverse ensemble of artists (actors, dancers, painters, writers, musicians, photographers, sculptors, mathematicians, linguists, finger painters...) to relate to and inspire one another. Members will have chances to participate in and lead workshops in different forms of artistic expression and community art installations on and around campus. Artist Collective is shaped heavily by the ideas and input of its members, so in many ways Artist Collective is a chance to bring the special, creative, artistic talents and ideas that you have into a group of people that is eager to listen and play.
SongSycle Click here to see what SongSycle is up to!!
This group creates and performs song cycles in the style of the contemporary and little-known song cycle composers. A song cycle, for the group's purposes, is defined as a group of songs designed to be performed as a single entity usually by the same composer or composers of similar style. The group aims to give performance opportunity to the cohesive, and collaborative ensemble of actor-singers, bettering one another as performers and exposing this very relevant genre to the Muhlenberg campus.
Bag and Baggage Shakespeare Project (BB Shakes) Click here to see what BB Shakes is up to!
The Bag and Baggage Shakespeare Project seek to explore the diverse contemporary world, as well as the all-inclusive experience of being human, by producing original work based off the writing of William Shakespeare. The group is passionate about investigating and defining the world around us through Shakespeare, and vice versa, and are dedicated to developing imaginative, accessible, thoughtful, multidisciplinary, cooperative, and artistic experiments with his work. In addition to cultivating new pieces, The Bag and Baggage Shakespeare Project ensemble will serve as a laboratory for creative development in young artists from all backgrounds and disciplines as we play and learn together as a company.
Off the Cuff
Off the Cuff is an improvisational performance ensemble for the actor. When watching a performance, the audience will see a brand new play put together from start to finish.