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Artists’ Ensemble to Continue Collaboration with Rockford College Performing Arts Department

Thursday, March 17, 2011  
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For immediate release – 3/15/11
Contact: Richard Raether, Artists’ Ensemble Artistic Director, 815-540-4717
Contact: Rockford College Communications Office, 815-226-3374

Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford College Performing Arts Department and Artists’ Ensemble are pleased to announce their continuing partnership. Artists’ Ensemble has been partnering with the College since 2005. The collaboration allows for opportunities to share resources, talent, and expertise between the College’s Performing Arts department and Artists’ Ensemble, while also providing the community greater access to quality theater arts performances.

Artists’ Ensemble will utilize the College’s theater spaces in the Clark Arts Center as their home. Additionally, Rockford College Performing Arts Department students will have opportunity to audition and perform in Ensemble productions throughout the year and intern with the company to further their arts management backgrounds. Artists’ Ensemble artistic staff will also complement the Performing Arts curriculum by teaching classes that utilize their specific backgrounds.

The mutual exchange of both talent and assets between the two organizations ultimately provides a richer theater arts experience for the Rockford area. Artists’ Ensemble Artistic Director Richard Raether adds, "We are thrilled to formalize an ongoing agreement with Rockford College and look forward to continuing to work closely with the Performing Arts Department on a wide variety of productions.”

 The Artists’ Ensemble’s next performance, Mauritius, runs March 18 – April 3, 2011. Visit www.artistsensemble.org for more information.

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