We in the current leadership at Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA are aware of the inequity of diversity and inclusion within our organization, our leadership, and membership.
Our aim is not to be a performative ally, but to act responsibly with accountability and fairness towards our community of artists here in Los Angeles. To make this goal a reality, we are currently working to restructure and reform our leadership and programming.
We will have further announcements regarding this change and the specifics of our path forward very soon.
Our annual member-initiated play reading festival concludes this weekend with 2 exciting new plays!
Join us for this 6-week long event of new works in progress.
Week 6 events include:
This week on our virtual stage:
Saturday, May 8 at 3pm PST
by Mildred Inez Lewis
Directed by Heather Robinson and initiated by Lizzy Ross
Three men in a company-sponsored car pool struggle to hold onto their slice of the American pie.
Saturday, May 8 at 7pm PST
The Lucky Ones
by Lia Romeo
Directed by Christopher J. Raymond and initiated by David Myers
Vanessa and Janie are best friends... until a devastating diagnosis forces them to consider what that friendship means and how much it matters..
Explore "The Ajax Project" part of our collaborative community partnership with USC's Warrior Bard Program
The Ajax Project is the first project in a collaboration between our theatre and the University of Southern California Classics and Theatre Departments. It is part of ongoing programming that has been created during the shut down of the COVID-19 pandemic in service to our veteran artists and our community.
This is the first project of this series that we hope to gain enough support to continue. The viewing of the program and the online project will be free and hosted below on our website. With your help we can continue the work and hope to achieve a wider reach to people who are isolated at this time and beyond.
Please donate in support, if you can. Thank you.
Short plays, songs, comedy, spoken word and more!
Check out the fun we've been having at our weekly company Happy Hours!
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!