Our Land Acknowledgment
EST/LA, located at Atwater Village Theatre, acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded homelands of the Tongva, Chumash, and Kizh people, who resided here and stewarded this land before the city of Los Angeles was formed, and are still living here among us today.
Thank you to all who came out to the theatre and those of you who watched from home! November's True Story event was wonderful. Please check back soon to watch the recorded program.
Our next storytelling event will be Saturday, December 17 when the theme will be "HOLIDAY MAGIC" with Jeffrey Han, Paige Lindsey White, Christine J-Schmidt, Rafeal Clements, and more!
Meanwhile, if you haven't seen the True Story Season Premiere, you can check it out here:
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CONGRATULATIONS TO EST/LA ARTISTS
DAVID JOHANN KIM and ROSIE NARASAKI, 2022 LANPP GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS!
This year, two of the four plays selected for awards by the Los Angeles New Play Project were authored by one playwright.
EST/LA Member David Johann Kim’s Two Stop will be staged by EST/LA, and his
Pang Spa will be premiered by Chalk Repertory Theatre. Both plays are set in the Los Angeles Korean community in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict and are related in character and theme. Two Stop takes place in a Korean-owned convenience store on April 29, 1992, the night the verdict from the Rodney King trial became the flash point for the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising. Set on the outskirts of LA’s Koreatown, Kim’s Pang Spa depicts the lives of a formerly prosperous grocery family whose business was destroyed that night.
DAVID JOHANN KIM
EST/LA New West Alumnus Rosie Narasaki’s Unrivaled is slated to be produced by Playwrights’ Arena. Based on two renowned Japanese female writers of the 11th century, the play pulls back the curtain on gender politics, sexuality, and class structure in a period that draws parallels to contemporary Western culture.
The LOS ANGELES NEW PLAY PROJECT, founded to support original works presented on the Los Angeles stage, will award each of the selected playwrights $20,000, with an additional $20,000 going to each of the four producing entities that have agreed to produce the winning plays.
We are proud to announce
the writers selected for Cohort #2 of
The Ignite Project!
The artistic staff and IP facilitators were thrilled by the response
to the call for applicants for IP Cohort #2 and heartened by the high quality of
the work submitted. We can’t wait for this cohort to light a flame under their ideas for these 8 brand new plays together!
Announcing our second project that is part of our collaborative community partnership with USC's Warrior Bard Program:
The Hecuba Project
an interactive exploration of the Greek Tragedy "Hecuba" performed and discussed by an all U. S. Veteran cast.
Please explore both The Hecuba Project and The Ajax Project as part of our L. A. Projects series:
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If you are in the position to donate, please consider giving to EST/LA today. Your generous gift will help offset the losses of revenue caused by delayed productions and programming sponsorships during this time.
Please take care of yourselves, stay well, and we’ll see you soon at the theatre!