Ensemble Studio Theatre

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Though this upstairs space seems small, its impact is disproportionately large, as it supports a large membership of playwrights who contribute to the EST Marathon of One-Act Plays, as well as other short and full-length projects. The much-missed founder Curt Dempster's mission was to develop American writing talent, so keep an eye on the under-30 playwright's group Youngblood and Going to the River, which provides a forum for female playwrights of color.
Venue name: Ensemble Studio Theatre
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Address: 549 W 52nd St
second floor
New York

Cross street: between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
Transport: Subway: C, E to 50th St
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allysonm
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Haven't heard of EST? Now is the time to go. Most recently known as the theater that gave birth to Broadway hit "Hand To God," EST is turning out some of the best new American playwrights in New York. Try hitting up the first Sunday of every month's Youngblood Brunch, featuring a breakfast buffet, open bar, and 5 new short plays by writers under thirty for only $18. The energy is electric!