The Terence G. Hall Memorial Award is the gift of playwright member Linda Faigao-Hall and her family in honor of her late husband, Terence G. Hall (March 24, 1945 - February 15, 2011). It is open only to members of the Ensemble Studio Theatre; it includes....
On Thursday, April 27, this year’s EST/Sloan First Light Festival will feature as its final event a reading of WHAT YOU ARE NOW by Sam Chanse. Cutting-edge neuroscience commingles with ancient culture in this compelling family drama as we watch Pia, a neuroscience postdoc, research how the brain copes with pain even as she tries to come to terms with the traumatic events of her family’s past. Sam kindly took a moment to tell us more...
On April 1, following the 2:00 PM matinee performance of SPILL, the powerful new drama by Leigh Fondakowski, Timothy Crone, Beizhan Yan, Henry Fountain, and Leigh Fondakowski, author and director of SPILL, will gather for a lively discussion of the social, scientific and political issues the play addresses.
On March 18, following the 2:00 PM matinee performance of SPILL, the compelling new drama by Leigh Fondakowski, Carl Safina, Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University and author of A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout; David Abramson, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Program on Population Impact, Recovery and Resilience at New York University; and Leigh Fondakowski, author and director of SPILL, will gather for a lively discussion of the social, scientific and political issues the play addresses about risk, technology, the tension between industry and nature, and the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on the wildlife and people of the Gulf Coast.
This year’s EST/Sloan Mainstage Production is SPILL, written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski. Created from over 200 hours of interviews, SPILL uses the techniques Fondakowski pioneered with The Laramie Project (2000) to dramatize the story of what happened on board the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.
Three aspiring writers in New York City—a playwright, a screenwriter and a novelist—fight for their rightful place in...the seating section of a coffee shop.
On Tuesday, February 7, this year’s EST/Sloan First Light Festival features the first reading of Andrea Lepcio’s new play, WORLD AVOIDED. The title captures in two words the future environmentalists hope their efforts can deliver: a future different from the one we are destined to arrive at if we don’t change our behavior.
A conversation with MOPE playwright Paul Cameron Hardy & director R.J Tolan.
Annie is a modern dancer who, after witnessing the fall of the twin towers, heads to Japan to study Butoh. Ten years later she is diagnosed with cancer and returns to Butoh to prepare for her final dance. Still Now confronts us with the accelerated motion of a woman learning and losing her body.
An exclusive interview with Amanda Keating & Molly Clifford talking about their Unfiltered production of RETREAT.
A play written by Caridad Svich about the times in which we live,
a piece of theatre about being an audience, and an epic, intimate play about what we could do to change the world
Leslie Ayvazian reads stories from her autobiographical book.
An Upcoming Memberfest Reading Sponsored by Ensemble Artist Bob Jaffe*
Every year the highlight of the EST/Sloan Project submission season is the Fall Artist Cultivation Event. At this eagerly anticipated event, a panel of scientists, science writers and playwrights engages in a far-ranging and free-wheeling discussion with an audience of prospective playwrights about “what could make a great play about science?”
We asked Youngblood playwright Leah Nanako Winkler about KENTUCKY, and she's given us some insight into her process and how the play has grown at EST over the years