Genre: Comedy, Drama, Festival

The Ensemble Studio Theatre's 32nd annual award-winning Marathon of One-Act Plays. This year's festival includes ten World Premiere plays from the country's finest established and emerging playwrights.

The festival will run in two series. Series b runs from June 5 - 26. Click here for the detailed performance schedule.


Series B features five World Premiere One-Acts:

by Laura Jacqmin

by David Auburn
directed by Harris Yulin

by Rachel Bonds
directed by Linsay Firman

Interviewing Miss Davis
by Laura Maria Censabella
directed by Kel Haney

They Float Up
by Jacquelyn Reingold

For more information about the Marathon, including play synopses and casting information, please visit


About the Company: Ensemble Studio Theatre

The Ensemble Studio Theatre is a not-for-profit developmental theatre founded by Curt Dempster and a loose-knit group of fellow theater artists during a fertile period Off Broadway between 1968 and 1972. EST’s founders had two primary goals in creating the company: to nurture individual theatre artists and to develop new American plays.

EST nurtures individual artists through its free membership program, which offers lifetime membership in the company to diverse theater artists selected via a competitive application process. Demonstrated talent and keen interest in collaboration and contributing to EST’s community are the criteria for admission. The emphasis is on talent. EST currently lists more than 500 theatre artists on its membership roster. Collectively the group has won every major prize or award in theater, film and television, including Pulitzer Prizes, Oscars, Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, Obie Awards and Susan Smith Blackburn Awards.

EST’s goal to develop new American plays has resulted in a record of achievement that rivals any theater in the U.S. in terms of quantity and quality of output, with a total of more than 6,000 plays developed and produced since 1972 featuring many of the finest playwrights, directors and performers working in the theater. Each year, EST produces over 150 projects, including readings and workshops of new works-in-progress and fully produced Mainstage productions, including many U.S. and world premieres.

Plays that originated at EST have been produced at more than 360 theatres across the United States. The company has been recognized with Village Voice Obie Awards, NY Outer Critic Circle Awards and numerous American Theater Wing Awards for excellence in theater.

Preview:   06/05/10
Open:   06/10/10
Close:   06/26/10

Schedule varies. For the full performance calendar, please visit
Theater:   Ensemble Studio Theatre
Address:   549 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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