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Every other theatre company in this city is a sellout. Producing the same dozen plays on repeat, and kissing up to the bigwig donors and trustees, and god forbid, putting on musicals. Shams and hacks, all of them.

Our ensemble was founded on one principle: we move in the direction of the collective. Every member of the company has equal say in the way we work. We take turns writing, directing, performing, devising, designing; in this field, it pays to be well-rounded. It’s a scrappy living, juggling this work on top of our other jobs, but we do it because we believe in the artistry of it all — the artistry of the new.

Sure, we may be nobodies now. But with our next show, we’re really going to make a name for ourselves.


ENSEMBLE CIRCULAIRE is a custom backdrop for Dialect, a tabletop game written by Kathryn Hymes and Hakan Seyalıoğlu. In this backdrop, players take on the roles of theatremakers in an experimental performance troupe, hoping to strike it big in the big city. Will your next production set the stage for a breakaway success? Or will you collapse under all the drama?

Please note: This is not a standalone game! In order to play it, you'll need a copy of Dialect, published by Thorny Games, which you can find here.


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dialect backdrop - ensemble circulaire.pdf 741 kB

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