The Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), founded by Curt Dempster in 1968, has been under the artistic direction of William Carden since 2007. In over 50 years, EST has developed thousands of new American plays and has grown into a company of over 650 actors, directors, playwrights, designers and stage managers. EST’s mission is to develop and produce original, provocative, and authentic new work. A dynamic community committed to a collaborative process, EST is dedicated to inclusion across all aspects of identity and perspective, while acknowledging and working to end systemic marginalization and oppression at all levels of its organization. Its primary programs include the EST/Sloan Project, a partnership that commissions, develops, and produces new works about science and technology; the Obie Award winning emerging writers’ group Youngblood, and the biennial Marathon of One-Act Plays, a landmark New York theatre festival for more than four decades. EST discovers and nurtures new voices and supports artists throughout their creative lives. We believe this extraordinary support and our commitment to inclusivity are essential to yield extraordinary work.
Ensemble Studio Theatre
545 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Program Director, EST/Sloan Project
Associate Director, EST/Sloan Project