Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series A
May
14
Jun 5

Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series A

EST held its first Marathon in 1977 and launched an industry-wide revival of the short play form and broke new ground by putting new and established writers together on one stage. Series A of the 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays includes France-Luce Benson, Maggie Diaz Bofill, Cary Gitter, Emily Chadick Weiss, & David Zellnik.

Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series B
May
28
Jun 26

Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series B

EST held its first Marathon in 1977 and launched an industry-wide revival of the short play form and broke new ground by putting new and established writers together on one stage. Series B of the 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays includes Christina Gorman, Chris Shin, Julia Specht, Lloyd Suh, & Leah Nanako Winkler.

Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series C
Jun
10
Jun 30

Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series C

EST held its first Marathon in 1977 and launched an industry-wide revival of the short play form and broke new ground by putting new and established writers together on one stage. Series C of the 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays includes Zakiyyah Alexander, Edith Freni, Amy Fox, Donald Marcus, and Elyzabeth Wilder.


A Deal
Apr
19
Apr 22

A Deal

A young Chinese actress in America invents a background of political oppression to get a part in a new play - but it could all be undone when her parents show up from China to claim their piece of the American Dream.

Yearning to BRUNCH Free
Apr
2
12:30 pm12:30

Yearning to BRUNCH Free

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to BRUNCH Free

Join us the first Sunday in April for five new plays about immigration by the writers of Youngblood, as well as pancakes, bacon and (young)bloody marys!

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. 

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.

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.

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