Series A begins previews May 13th and runs through June 6th.
52nd to Bowery to Cobble Hill, in Brooklyn by Chiara Atik; directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
Trapped in a cab on a Saturday night, two frenemies are forced to come to terms with their feelings.
Featuring Molly Carden* and Megan Tusing*
Chiara Atik is a member of EST/Youngblood and her plays include Five Times in One Night (EST) andWomen, a mashup of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and HBO's Girls (The People's Improv Theater and the Hollywood Fringe Festival). Chiara's writing has been featured in Glamour Magazine, The Atlantic, The Today Show (Today.com), The Hairpin, NYMag.com, and Elle.com.
I Battled Lenny Ross by Anna Ziegler* & Matt Schatz*; directed by Daniella Topol*
A new musical about the toughest interview of Mike Wallace's career.
Featuring Julie Fitzpatrick*, Olli Haaskivi, Jake Kitchin and Aaron Serotsky
Anna Ziegler has had plays produced at Seattle Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Magic Theatre, EST, NewGeorges, and Theatre503 (UK), among others. Productions are upcoming at The Old Globe, City Theatre,The Playwrights Realm, Theater J and Lantern Theater.
Matt Schatz won the Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre for Trapezoid (Astoria Performing Arts Center). He is an alumnus of the EST/Youngblood program and his plays and musicals include Georama (St. Louis Rep), The Burdens (Playwrights Union), and Where Ever It May Be, among others.
Silver Men by Amy Fox*; directed by Matt Dickson*
Who painted the barn pink and why are men walking around with nickels in their boots? A family grapples with memories and mystery in the aftermath of a father's death.
Featuring Catherine Curtin*, Tommy Heleringer, and David Margulies*
Amy Fox is an alumnus of EST/Youngblood and is participating in her fourth Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon. Ms. Fox was commissioned to write the screenplay for the feature film Equity. Fox also wrote the screenplay for the 2005 Merchant Ivory Film Heights, based on her one-act play. Ms. Fox's plays have been produced by theaters in New York, London, Tehran, Austin, and San Francisco, and are published by Dramatists Play Service.
The Big Man by Will Snider; directed by Matt Penn*
An American aid worker negotiates with Kenyan police for the release of his truck, but gets more than he expected in this menacing thriller about political power.
Featuring Brian D. Coats, Gianmarco Soresi and Ray Anthony Thomas
Will Snider was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC. His plays include How to Use a Knife, Extinction, Sundowners, and Death of a Driver and have been produced or developed at MCC, Ensemble Studio Theatre, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Great Plains Theatre Conference, #serials@theflea, FringeNYC, the claque, and MAKEHOUSE. He is a member of the Obie-winning playwright group Youngblood at EST and spent three years working in agricultural development in East Africa. He is pursuing an MFA at UCSD under Naomi Iizuka. BA: Columbia.
Until She Claws Her Way Out by Mariah MacCarthy; directed by Sidney Erik Wright
In Elissa's head, she and Max will always be dancing. And no matter what anyone said, she broke her own rib.
Featuring Naomi Kakuk and Kit Treece
Mariah MacCarthy won the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, the Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences, the Indie Theater Hall of Fame and was a PoNY nominee. Her work has been developed/presented at: EST, Rattlestick, Primary Stages, Culture Project, New Dramatists, La MaMa, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, The Brick, Atlantic Stage 2, Fringe NYC. She is Executive Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre, Associate Artistic Director of The Brick, writer-in-residence of The Propulsion Lab, and a member of EST/Youngblood and Lather/Rinse/Repeat.
Series A Performance Schedule:
Evening Performances: Weds May 13th, Thurs May 14th, Fri May 15th, Sat May 16th,
Sun May 17th, Mon May 18th, Weds May 20th, Thurs May 21th, Sat May 30th, Mon June 1st, Thurs Jun 4th, and Sat Jun 6th at 7pm
Matinee Performances: Sat May 16th, Sun May 17th at 2pm
Closes June 6th