GhostLight Ensemble is a collaboration, a collective of concerned creatives, (and yes, we love alliteration). The original GhostLight started in 2017 as a temporary project, tackling the issue of the high suicide rate in Colorado Springs using original, interactive drama. We started again in 2021 with a new cast and a new home at Awaken Creative Institute. GhostLight Ensemble has a chance, through ACI, to take action, deliver results, heal divides, and fuel transformation in Colorado Springs.
Our 2021 cast forged the way with a focus on community engagement using forms of theatre such as Devised Theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed, and Documentary Theatre (to name a few). The ensemble is trained in all of these forms, but are expected to already have acting training and experience. Ensemble members have a variety of unique personalities and styles, with the ability to play a wide range of characters.
GhostLight Ensemble tackles community issues through the lens of common human experiences. The audience is schools and groups in the Colorado Springs community. The style ranges widely — comedy, drama, improv, and everything in between.
All GhostLight performances serve the mission and purpose of developing Awaken Creative Institute’s outreach programs that will be made available to arts groups around the world.
2022 GhostLight Ensemble
The 2022 cast has wrapped up its tour of the original play One Last Final Thing to Say, which uses story-telling and documentary-style theatre to ask the question “what would you want your last words to be?”
Interested in auditioning for GhostLight in the future? Please watch this page on our website Fall 2023.