Octoberfest 2010


53 Plays in 27 Days

From September 20 to October 16, EST will be the busiest theater in the world as we present readings of over 50 brand new plays. Hundreds of theater artists and thousands of audience members will come together in a flurry of creative activity. Join us!

What is Octoberfest?

From the Artistic Director:

"During Octoberfest, the EST lobby, stairwell, elevator, offices and theatres are filled to bursting with actors, directors, and playwrights rehearsing and developing their newest, most promising material. What's different this year is that we've initiated a plan to produce more full-lengths and so we issued a challenge: focus Octoberfest squarely on new full-length plays. The result has been anOctoberfest revolution, a remarkable showing of ambitious, challenging new theatre. 53 plays in 27 days is a staggering pace, but the EST work ethic is central to who we are as a company. Viva la revolution!" - William Carden, Artistic Director

More than 50 playwrights will have their newest work read in this year's Octoberfest. This is the schedule sorted by playwright:

A

Robert Askins: Everything is Ruthless. Everything is Cruel. (9/23 & 9/26 @ 7pm) and Fish Display(10/10 @ 7pm)

B

Gina Barnett*: A Scream (10/4 & 10/6 @ 7pm)Maria Alexandria Beech: Little Monsters (9/25 @ 4:30pm)
Keith Alan Benjamin*: Mrs. Jones (9/27 @ 7pm)
France-Luce Benson: Fati's Last Dance (9/24 @ 7pm)
Hilary Bettis*: Mexico (10/7 @ 9pm & 10/8 @ 7pm)
Suzanne Bradbeer: Shakespeare in Vegas(9/25 @ 9pm & 9/26 @ 7pm)

C

Jonathan Caren: Three (9/30 @ 7pm)
Naveen Bahar Choudhury: Henna (10/3 @ 4pm)
Eric Conger*: F U 4 Your Service (10/9 @ 9pm & 10/11 @ 7pm)
Joshua Conkel: The Sluts of Sutton Drive (10/13 @ 8:30pm)
Neil Cuthbert*: White People(10/14 & 10/15 @ 8:30pm)

D

James DeMarse*: Existing Privilege (10/10 @ 4pm & 10/13 @ 7pm)
Elizabeth Diggs*: Glory Girls (10/4 & 10/7 @ 7pm)
Jeanne Dorsey*: Away Towards Home(9/27 @ 7pm)

G

Maria Gabriele*: Santiago in Vienna (10/8 @ 9pm & 10/10 @ 6:30pm)
Joe Gilford*: Finks (10/14 @ 7pm)
Arthur Giron*: The Exhibitionist, a farce (10/13 @ 7pm & 10/15 @ 7pm)
Joel Gross: Shoestring Paradise(9/20 @ 7pm)

H

Susan Haar*: Eating and Drinking by Susan Haar* - 6th fl, 9/22 & 9/24 @ 7pm)
Holli Harms*: Palmetto (10/9 @ 2pm & 10/10 @ 4:30pm)
William Jackson Harper*: The Man from Madisonville (9/20 @ 7pm)
Marcia Haufrecht*: Promethea Bound and Sisyphus Too (10/6 & 10/8 @ 7pm)
Roger Hedden*: As Sure As You Live (10/7 @ 7pm & 10/9 @ 4pm)
J. Holtham*: Togetherness(9/29 @ 7pm & 9/30 @ 9pm)

L

Patrick Link: Sweet Forgotten Flavor (10/6 @ 9pm)
Elizabeth Logun: R(10/2 @ 2pm)

M

Eduardo Machado*: That Night in Hialeah (10/1 @ 9pm & 10/2 @ 6pm)
Anthony McKay*: Endless Lawns (10/16 @ 2pm & 8:30pm)
Julie McKee*: Will Sacrifice (9/24 @ 9pm & 9/25 @ 6:30pm)
Anna Moench: In Quietness (9/29 @ 9pm

O

Matthew Paul Olmos: The Death of the Slow'Dying Scuba Diver(10/10 @ 2pm)

R

Carole Real*: We Used to Be Fun (10/1 @ 7pm & 10/2 @ 4:30pm)
Daniel Reitz: Turnabout (10/3 @ 6pm)
Michele Remsen*: Toss It (9/22 @ 7pm & 9/23 @ 9pm)
Ben Rosenthal*: Neptune Kelly (10/11 @ 7pm)
Tom Rowan*: David's Play (10/8 @ 9pm & 10/9 @ 4:30pm) and The Second Tosca(10/2 @ 6pm & 10/3 @ 2pm)

S

Murray Schisgal*: Naked Old Man & 4XMe (9/25 @ 2pm & 9/26 @ 4pm)
Randee Smith*: Dayglo (10/2 @ 9pm & 10/3 @ 6pm)
Aurin Squire: Friendly Fire (9/25 @ 3pm)
Saviana Stanescu*: Ants (10/9 @ 7pm & 10/10 @ 8:30pm)
Lloyd Suh*: Great Wall Story (10/16 @ 5pm)
Jeffrey Sweet*: You Only Shoot the Ones You Love(10/1 @ 7pm & 10/2 @ 4pm)

T

Judy Tate*: Sex in the Kitchen (10/1 @ 8:30pm & 10/2 @ 9pm)
Cori Thomas*: The Princess, The Breast, and The Lizard (9/23 @ 7pm & 9/26 @ 2pm)
Paco Tolson* and Jon Hoche: Subterranea(9/29 & 9/30 @ 7pm)

U

Mary F. Unser*: The Only Gift(10/9 @ 7pm & 10/10 @ 2pm)

W

Bridgette Wimberly*: Pluto(9/25 @ 6:30pm & 9/26 @ 4:30pm)

*denotes EST member