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.

At EST/LA, we actively welcome diverse perspectives and lived experiences. We pledge to defend our creative space, our members, guest artists and the communities we serve against racism, sexism, ageism, anti-semitism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, misogyny, shame and harmful systems.

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To all who joined us for True Story: The New Normal
And if you missed this powerful, funny, thought-provoking show,
you can watch it right here:

Your donations keep this program going.  Please support this great work.

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!

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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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Please click below to support these powerful projects:

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In Search of A P-I-G (a comic space soap opera in six episodes) opens this week:


The first two episodes of this fantastic project produced in association with EST/LA and features the work of 25 EST/LA writers, directors, designers, filmmakers, musicians and actors!


Follow the adventures of Captain Dakota James and her gallant crew as they set out on the most dangerous mission humankind has ever set out on.


Go to: to order the series. ($5 per episode; $25 for the entire series.)


To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Short plays, songs, comedy, spoken word and more!

Check out the fun we've been having at our weekly company Happy Hours! 

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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!