The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga began as a whim in the imagination of Founder and Producing Artistic Director Garry Lee Posey. A creator of opportunities for himself and those artists he surrounds himself with, Garry has been producing theatre of some sort since he was a undergraduate theatre student at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. Upon his return to Chattanooga in 2006, having been awarded the ArtsMove grant, Garry decided to give Chattanooga what it needed, a small professional theatre company. ETC's goals are simple: artists must be compensated and our productions have to be artistically satisfying for both the artist and the audience. To that end, we are constantly searching for programming that will serve ourselves, our craft and most importantly our communities. Our past endeavors have included co-producing (with Chattanooga State Repertory Theatre and Ripple Productions) Chattanooga's first SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL at the Barking Legs Theatre in 2007 and then producing SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD also at the Barking Legs Theatre that winter. Our recent partnering with the St Andrew's Center, which netted us our own theatre space, has allowed us the opportunity to expand quicker than originally anticipated. We have exciting plans for the future and hope to continue to grow and contribute to the cultural landscape of our wonderful city.