Theatre & Dance Ensemble commits to bringing sustainable theatre to our community. Great storytelling weaves through society, forming narratives through which communities bond. Guided by our mission, we endeavor to create powerful new narratives through an exploration of the theatre of relationship, practicing an approach to emergent storytelling rising out of the synergy between participants. We join artists, passions, and resources to expand the magic circle of sustainable theatre. We believe theatre explores new ideas, questions old assumptions, and bravely creates a future that is inclusive and sustainable. We are sponsored by YoloArts, a non-profit arts organization. Theatre and Dance Ensemble was founded in 2016 by Tom Burmester & Danika Sudik.
TDE partners with UC Davis to produce Ground & Field Theatre Festival, a new works festival with local roots and international reach. We encourage playwrights to make work around the three pillars of sustainability: social, economic, and environmental. Theatre & Dance Ensemble provides a rigorous actor's training practice and educational programs that are focused on the wholistic well-being of the artist and their sustainable artistic growth.