Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Memberfest: Ball! You! Man!

MEMBERFEST presents
a work in progress Reading of

Ball! You! Man!

written by Ken Mandel*
directed by Jamie Richards*

At a the 50th reunion, Ken and his old high school sweetheart reunite. The spark is still there, and they wonder what might have been and what might happen now.

No Tickets Required

*Denotes EST Member Artist

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Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Memberfest: Edith Wharton’s Bunner Sisters

MEMBERFEST presents
a work in progress Reading of

Edith Wharton’s Bunner Sisters

written by Richard Alleman
directed by Anthony Newfield
featuring Anne Buelteman, Delphi Harrington*, Carole Monferdini, Erin Neufer, Josiah Polhemus, & Amy Prosser.

Inspired by a little-known Edith Wharton novella, this powerful new play looks at the underside of the Gilded Age, following the lives of two spinster sisters running a modest sewing business in 1880s New York City. When an unattached man enters the picture, their complacent existence is turned upside down. Wharton’s Bunner Sisters takes audiences on a dramatic journey to a not so innocent age, with many of the same problems we face today—from income inequality to the precarious status of women in our society.

Rich and warmly rendered. An unforgettable time in the theatre. – Anna Deavere Smith
The very stuff of drama and no less tragic than that of Agamemnon. –Ann Roth

No Tickets Required

*Denotes EST Member Artist

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May
16
9:00 PM21:00

Bloodworks: Ball Change

EST/Youngblood presents a Bloodworks Reading of

TELL THEM I'M STILL YOUNG
by Brittany K. Allen

directed by Mikhaela Mahony
featuring Dan Giles, Margaret Ivey, Layla Khosh, Starr Kirkland, & Abby Rosebrock

Bloodworks is Youngblood's annual reading series of brand new full-length plays! This year features 23 readings from May 8th through June 20th.

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Memberfest: In a House That Jack Built

MEMBERFEST presents
a work in progress Reading of

In a House That Jack Built

written by Brigitte Viellieu-Davis*
directed by Jamie Richards*

IN A HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT tells the story of Joan & John, a long married couple who have come back to his Annapolis ancestral home to clear out the remnants of his recently deceased parents. But when Hurricane Norma heads for the coast, family secrets and the forces of tradition threaten to blow the couple apart. They find themselves struggling to survive the storms of middle age, long-told lies, and regret. A new contemporary drama about legacy, forgiveness, and the price we pay for following all the rules.

No Tickets Required

*Denotes EST Member Artist

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May
8
9:00 PM21:00

Bloodworks: Old Fucking Friends

EST/Youngblood presents a Bloodworks Reading of

OLD FUCKING FRIENDS
by Cary Gitter

directed by Colette Robert*
featuring Lauren Annunziata, Lily Balsen, RJ Brown, Eric Miller, & Gianmarco Soresi

 

Bloodworks is Youngblood's annual reading series of brand new full-length plays! This year features 23 readings from May 8th through June 20th.

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Rebel Without a BRUNCH
May
6
12:30 PM12:30

Rebel Without a BRUNCH

We know how it is. Nobody UNDERSTANDS. Your boss, your parents, various evil empires, all telling you how to dress, how to talk, how to cut your hair, where to park your car, when all you want to do is go into Tosche Station and pick up some power converters. Why won't they let you live your LIFE? Sometimes you need to get up, stand up and fight for your right... for a nice breakfast buffet of pancakes, bacon, and five plays about rebels, rebellions, and rebelliousness!

This month featuring the return of the Mighty and Beloved 52nd Street Project! Each play features an actor from the Project's Teen Ensemble.
 

This month's brunch features plays by:
Will Arbery - writing for Sevan Asencio
Lydia Blaisdell - writing for Jasmine Correa
Lily Houghton - writing for Kayla Matos
Kristin Slaney - writing for Ethan Perez
Michael Walek - writing for Tiniah Powell

Sunday, May 6th
Brunch begins at 12:30pm, plays begin at 1pm!

*The bar this month will be non-alcoholic, but it will return to normal next month!

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