EST/LA (Ensemble Studio Theatre – The L. A. Project) is one of Los Angeles’ premier developmental and producing theater companies and an offshoot of the renowned New York company that nurtured many of the most accomplished voices in the American theatre.
EST/LA sponsors several play development programs, contributing to the development of an abundance of new plays each season. Our Los Angeles and world premiere productions have won or been nominated for every major L.A. theatre honor, including Stage Raw Awards, the GLAAD Media Award, LADCC Awards, LA Weekly Theatre Awards, NAACP and Ovation Awards.
EST/LA’s mission is to enable and empower our membership of theater artists to develop their unique, artistic voices and create new American plays that reflect and positively affect the greater community around us.
We focus on creating consistent programming through theatre arts and storytelling to support marginalized voices and reflect our Los Angeles community.