2016-2017 Phoenix Ensemble

The theme for this ensemble's Summer Intensive Commencement engagement was

TRAUMA & TRANSFORMATION 

 

Cig break

Neighbor, the world is slowly turning. We watched demons eat away your life, piece by piece, a feast.
— Micah, Phoenix Ensemble author

Sidewalk genies

 
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to triumph

As a species, we have turned against one another because of genetics, religion, sexuality, gender, and money. We live in a world where people are criticized because of what they believe in, a world where people would rather die than be who they are.
— Ella, Phoenix Ensemble author
 
My smartness was the only thing keeping me alive. Trying to hide my past like a green snake in the grass. Making your only son and daughter grow up faster than a bullet coming out of a gun. Don’t get me wrong, I did have fun. But the sun does burn.
— Denzel, Phoenix Ensemble author
 
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