Informed Consent
Aug
4
to Sep 13

Informed Consent

An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, Informed Consent is an “urgent, challenging, and of-the-moment” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life, inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon.  In the past year alone, Deborah Zoe Laufer has had over 20 productions of her plays performed throughout the country and we are thrilled to present Informed Consent in its Off-Broadway Premiere, directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro.)

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Jun
13
to Jun 28

The 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series C

From a science lab in Siberia to the red-light district in 18th century Japan to a taxi in Manhattan to a police station in Kenya--Let the 35th Marathon of One Act Plays take you on a series of surprising adventures.

"Ensemble Studio Theater’s annual one-act-play marathon is always entertaining and rich in solid performances." - The New York Times, 2013

14 new plays by 15 playwrights will be presented in three separate evenings. 

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Jun
7
12:30 PM12:30

Puttin' On The Brunch

It's the final brunch of the season, and we're feeling fancy!

Please join us Sunday, the Seventh of June, for the fancy dress brunch, featuring new plays by graduating Youngblood members: Lucy Gillespie, Paul Cameron Hardy, Patrick Link, Martyna Majok, Anna Moench, Ana Noguiera, Christopher Sullivan and Emily Chadick Weiss 

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May
28
to Jun 20

The 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series B

From a science lab in Siberia to the red-light district in 18th century Japan to a taxi in Manhattan to a police station in Kenya--Let the 35th Marathon of One Act Plays take you on a series of surprising adventures.

"Ensemble Studio Theater’s annual one-act-play marathon is always entertaining and rich in solid performances." - The New York Times, 2013

14 new plays by 15 playwrights will be presented in three separate evenings. 

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May
13
to Jun 6

The 35th Marathon Of One-Act Plays: Series A

From a science lab in Siberia to the red-light district in 18th century Japan to a taxi in Manhattan to a police station in Kenya--Let the 35th Marathon of One Act Plays take you on a series of surprising adventures.

"Ensemble Studio Theater’s annual one-act-play marathon is always entertaining and rich in solid performances." - The New York Times, 2013

14 new plays by 15 playwrights will be presented in three separate evenings 

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May
3
12:30 PM12:30

Old MacDonald Had A Brunch

In Youngblood brunch history, we have done many foolhardy, some would say dumb, things. There was the nudity brunch (we called it NAKED BRUNCH!), the pirate brunch (CAP'N BRUNCH, anyone?), and the time we did a political brunch in a swing state (COLUMBRUNCH, OHIO! See what we did there?). All in the name of breakfast-based theatre art.

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KENTUCKY
Mar
18
to Mar 28

KENTUCKY

Hiro is a self-made single, almost 30 woman making it in New York while estranged from her dysfunctional family who lives in Kentucky. When her sister, a born-again Christian, decides to marry at 22, Hiro decides to do whatever she can to stop the wedding and salvage her sister's future. The themes of identity, religion and love collide in this unique coming-of-age story. 

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ENGAGEMENTS
Mar
11
7:30 PM19:30

ENGAGEMENTS

Everyone is getting married and Lauren wants it to stop. In a summer of engagements parties, she tries to be supportive, but ends up being subversive -- and an idyllic season takes off like a mad, broken roller coaster that no one can control.

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WINNERS
Jan
14
to Feb 8

WINNERS

The hilarity, war, and regular mayhem of family life spin out of control when the financial crisis hits and the Mackey family is forced to make big changes. Everything is off. Dad’s in pajamas. Nothing is as it's supposed to be. It takes the kids (and cat and dog) to set things straight. Daring those they love most to be not just heroes - but superheroes.

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Nov
18
to Dec 11

First Light Performances

When a new telescope becomes operational, the initial images it sees are called First Light. For 17 years, the EST/Sloan 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.

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Nov
11
to Dec 11

First Light Readings

When a new telescope becomes operational, the initial images it sees are called First Light. For 17 years, the EST/Sloan 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.

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Oct
1
to Oct 26

WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER by Cori Thomas*

Presided over by the Hindu god Ganesh, a pair of teenagers become unexpected heroes, an immigrant accountant struggles with visibility, and two stifled romantics begin to stumble toward each other during one strangely warm winter in Central Harlem. When January Feels Like Summer follows five colliding lives as a feeling of change hums in the air and the many flavors of desire saturate the streets and subways and bodegas of the city. These characters learn to do more than meet their obstacles head-on -- they discover how to transcend them.

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