First Light Festival
Jan
30
Apr 2

First Light Festival

The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project has led a pioneering nationwide effort to commission, develop, and present hundreds of new plays that question and broaden the view of science in the popular imagination. Each play’s life onstage begins with the First Light festival. Join us for this year’s discoveries.

SPILL
Mar
8
Apr 2

SPILL

Created from interviews, testimony, court documents, and media accounts collected in the aftermath of the spill, SPILL follows the story of the 2010 explosion on board the oilrig Deepwater Horizon and the devastating impact of the 87-day spill on the coastal communities and marine life of Louisiana. 

The 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays
May
17
Jun 30

The 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays

EST has presented the Marathon, its celebrated festival of new one-act plays, for over 30 years. It is the longest-running, most celebrated one-act play festival in the country. Stay tuned for this year's full lineup – three days, fifteen plays.

Please note that current performance dates are not final.


An Inconvenient BRUNCH
Mar
5
12:30 pm12:30

An Inconvenient BRUNCH

Pull out your Erlenmeyer flask, turn on your bunsen burner, reread your biography of Marie Curie, and join us the first Sunday in March for five new plays celebrating science by the writers of Youngblood, as well as pancakes, bacon and (young)bloody marys!

Planned ParentBRUNCH
Feb
5
12:30 pm12:30

Planned ParentBRUNCH

Join the playwrights of Youngblood for five short pieces tackling issues of women's health, public policy and family planning, inspired by Planned Parenthood and its 100 years of care, education, and activism.

MOPE
Jan
11
Feb 19

MOPE

A scathing new production from Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s OBIE-winning company of young playwrights and home of the best new writers in NYC

Brave New BRUNCH
Dec
31
12:30 pm12:30

Brave New BRUNCH

Come in out of the cold and celebrate the new year with your EST family! Join us morning of New Year's Eve for five new plays by the writers of Youngblood, as well as pancakes, bacon and (young)bloody marys

Retreat
Dec
14
Dec 17

Retreat

It’s January.  23 playwrights descend on an improbably gigantic beach house for their annual Writing Group Retreat by the Sea. New to the group, Jan walks in the door and finds herself where she least expected - right in the center of her own play.

Sep
28
Oct 1

We Live Here

A community untouched by the tumult of the civil rights movement is compelled into a kind of reckoning once a stranger enters their lives, forcing them to take sides and take a stand.

Where Did We Sit on the Bus?
Sep
10
Oct 9

Where Did We Sit on the Bus?

Written and Performed by Brian Quijada
Directed by Chay Yew

Presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre & The Radio Drama Network