About TNE

The New Ensemble is a group of theatrical artists committed to developing engaging work together– work with literary merit , an ensemble approach and a commitment to emotional immediacy in performance. We choose fresh, forward thinking plays and thought-provoking classics, giving audiences contemporary theatrical art that explores our world and how we live in it today.

At this time, the projects chosen tend to be lean in scale, stark in aesthetic, with an emphasis on the relationship between the actor’s voice and body with the text and action.

Our current focus includes:

  • Contemporary, forward-thinking plays unfamiliar to Fresno audiences.
  • New twists on classics
  • Free play readings for the public.

{tne} is based in Fresno, California.

Current Members: Heather Parish (Artistic Director), Kristin Lyn Crase, Brooke Aiello, Jaguar Bennett, James Sherrill, Chelsea Bonilla, Haley White, Gabriela Lawson and Bruce Robinson.