Hello! Welcome to the student comp ticket offer page for


a new play by Charly Evon Simpson, directed by Colette Robert*
featuring Stephen James Anthony, Nia Calloway, Naomi Lorrain, Cristina Pitter, Shawn Randall*, Joel Ripka, Megan Tusing*, Amber Reauchean Williams, & Jehan O. Young

Charly Evon Simpson confronts the history of a great medical breakthrough by telling the forgotten story of a community of enslaved black women who involuntarily enabled the discovery. In 1840s Alabama, Philomena assists a doctor - her owner - as he performs experimental surgeries on her fellow slave women, trying to find a treatment for the painful post-childbirth complications known as fistulas. Reframing the origin story of modern gynecology, Behind the Sheet tells how these women supported each other, and questions who, and what, history remembers.

To request tickets, just complete the form below at least two hours in advance of the performance you wish to attend!

Tickets are subject to availability and are limited to two per request. After you've submitted the form, you'll receive an email confirming the reservation of your ticket(s). Once confirmed, tickets can be picked up at the theatre’s box office beginning one hour before the show.

Performances are at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, at 545 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor (between 10th and 11th).

Have a question? Email Samantha Sembler, Box Office Manager, at boxoffice@estnyc.org

Ticket Request Form:

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*Denotes EST Member Artist