Our Mission


Treehouse Arts Ensemble strives to foster the growth and practice of performing and visual arts.  The organization provides cultural events, exhibitions, and workshops in order to enrich West Virginia through the creation of original artwork. 



Treehouse Arts Ensemble is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Our Story           

   

    In 2004, three young artists planted a seed.  Josh Taylor-Martin, Chris McLaughlin and Robby Moore, Co-Founders of Treehouse Arts Ensemble, shared a vision for an arts organization that benefited artists from all disciplines of art.  Treehouse Arts, an organization with an interest in theatre, dance, music and visual art, wanted to become a home for the arts.  They built a foundation by producing original performing and visual arts, educating young artists and strengthening the arts community with collaboration.  With patience and hard work that tiny seed is thriving, and yielding fruit. 

    For ten years, Treehouse Arts Ensemble has nurtured their sapling organization.  Their first year, the group presented a new show each month.  The ensemble of artists and loyal volunteers produced three one-act play festivals, a modern dance concert, a visual arts exhibition and an event called the Artistic Blender, a mixture of music, dance and art installations all sharing one venue.  The vision for Treehouse Arts Ensemble began to take root.

   The following year, The Tamarack Foundation sponsored Treehouse Arts to develop and direct a youth theatre camp.  The camp curriculum encompassed the entire theatrical process.  Thirty students designed, built and performed in an original production.  This ambitious undertaking provided an invaluable experience for its students, and teachers.  Nine summers later, the theatre camp continues to evolve and prosper. 

    The common denominator in all of Treehouse Arts’ successes is the dedication of its ensemble.  The ensemble welcomes everyone with an appreciation for the arts, whatever their experience.  The group has grown from three artists with a vision, to a network of over one hundred artists working together, advocating the arts.  Treehouse’s  welcome mat reads, Home is where the ‘Art’ is.


Past Events

2004

    Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula


2005

    Mini Fest I - One Act Festival

    Mini Fest II - One Act Festival

    Mini Fest III - One Act Festival

    Artistic Blender - Variety Show

    Constantinople Smith by Charles Mee

    Theatre Day Camp

    Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel

    Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula


2006

    Art by Yasmina Reza

    Lone Star by James McLure

    Theatre Day Camp

    Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula


2007

    Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

    Funeral Parlor by Christopher Durang

    Theatre Day Camp

    A Christmas Carol


2008

    Moon Over the Brewery by Bruce Graham

    Theatre Day Camp

    A Christmas Carol


2010

    Deathtrap by Ira Levin

    Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

    Theatre Day Camp

    A Christmas Carol


2011

    Graceland and Asleep on the Wind by Ellen Byron

   Something in the Air by Richard Dresser

    Chuchito - Art Exhibition

    Theatre Day Camp

     A Christmas Carol


2012

    Love Letters by A.R. Gurney

    The Sans Box - Art Exhibition

    Proof by David Auburn

    Twochito - Art Exhibition

    Theatre Day Camp

     A Christmas Carol


2013

    Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

    The Vandalia Frequency - Music Concert

    The Muse Lounge - Art Exhibition

     Proof by David Auburn

    Theatre Day Camp

Chuchito - Art Exhibition

     A Christmas Carol


2014

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

Hue - Solo Art Exhibition featuring Jacob Bucy

Chuchito - Art Exhibition

Theatre Day Camp

The Coalescents - Art Exhibition

A Christmas Carol

    Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula