Generic Ensemble Company
The Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre. Our approach is physical and experimental — delving into aesthetics and rehearsal that are innovative and new both locally and nationally. We showcase the work and stories of primarily queer-identified women of color.
GenEnCo is a team of artists that devises and produces innovative adaptations and new work. We view marginal bodies, experiences and subject positions as central to the form and content of creating work. As such we strive to promote, foster, and engage performance, writing and ideas of/with people of color, queers, gender queers, women, working class people, immigrants and youth.
Our members train together regularly in Suzuki Actor Training and Viewpoints, and uses Theatre of the Oppressed as a main system for creativity and political engagement. We believe these combined systems are integral to strengthening ensemble cohesion and solidarity.
GenEnCo creates work in dialogue, both within the company and with the community in which it works, treating performance as a critical intervention for change in our local and global communities. The Generic Ensemble Company is based in Austin, TX.