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Scheduled for Spring 2024:

Two-Stop – Los Angeles New Play Project Award winning play by David Johann Kim. 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.



True Story – monthly storytelling event (in-person and streamed


Development Lab presentations


March 3 – March 20  - Winterfest 2023

EST/LA’s signature new play reading festival featuring 21 new play readings (in-person)




September – December

True Story – monthly storytelling event (in-person and streamed)


August 13

Stories to Break the Silence - After Roe v. Wade was overturned, company member and devised theater-maker Tarah Pollock invited a resilient & courageous group of womxn to EST/LA. Over a whirlwind of four weeks, they came together and crafted an evening of overwhelming clarity and power


June 18-19, November 5 & 6

The Early Bird Special – festival featuring 16 short plays based on a theme


February 4 – March 13  - Winterfest 2022

EST/LA’s signature new play reading festival featuring 27 new play readings (in-person and streamed)




July 12, 2020:

Screening of “Black Vietnam: Into the Light”


A documentary by Ann C. James sharing the stories of VFW 8195 Stone of Hope veterans. This screening includes an introduction and post-show discussion with a distinguished panel including Ms. James. All donations went to VFW 8195.


October 2020:

Benefit Reading of “Watching O. J.” by David McMillan

A reading by the original cast of this award-winning production. This event is a fundraiser for Campaign Zero, an organization that works to identify effective solutions to end police violence nationwide.


November 2020:

“The Ajax Project” in association with The Warrior Bards Program at USC’s Classics Department


An interactive exploration of this Greek tragedy performed and discussed by U. S. service veterans. This is a new kind of theatre performance, re-imagined for the age of coronavirus, and geared toward using the arts as part of a process of healing.


December 2020:

“EST/LA’s A Very COVID Christmas” fundraising video


A video featuring sketches and other content featuring our ensemble meant as a holiday celebration and fundraising effort.


March 2021:

EST/LA’s Digital Shorts Festival

A festival of short plays adapted to film scripts and recorded completely remotely via OBS. This festival included 9 short plays and was presented in 3 separate programs over a period of 4 weeks.


April 2021:


Our annual festival of first-time play readings for the public. Normally this is Winterfest but due to scheduling was pushed to spring. A total of 23 digital presentations were broadcast to the public.


True Story 2020-2021


2019 - 2020

Fall 2019:

Charlotte Stay Close, by Christine Hamilton-Schmidt, directed by Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx
Ovation nomination for Best Ensemble Cast

January 2020

The Water Tribe, by Don Cummings, directed by Tricia Small (a co-production with VS. Theatre)

Digital Shorts Festival with plays by Mary Portser, Ken Levine, Tony Foster, Tony Pasqualini, Tom Stringer, Elizabeth Logun, Makeda Declet


2018 - 2019

Lost in Time, by Tony Pasqualini, directed by Keith Szarabajka
Ovation nomination for Best Sound Design, Stevo George

Pigs and Chickens, by Marek Glinski, directed by Kevin Comartin

One Act Festival with plays by Astor Bonder, Elin Hampton, Troy Loftin, Tom Lazarus, Mildred Inez Lewis, Gabriela Ortega, Stacy Ossei-Kuffour, Karen Rizzo, Stevie Stern, and Keith Szarabajka


2016 - 2017
Mice, by Schaeffer Nelson, directed by Rod Menzies
Woody’s Order, by Ann Talman, directed by John Shepard

One-Act Festival, featuring 14 one-act plays by Garrett M. Brown, Stephen Dierkes, Tony Foster, Wendy Graf, Elizabeth Logun, James Macdonald, Jennifer Maisel, Roger Q. Mason, Eliana S. Pipes, José Rivera, Stevie Stern, Tom Stringer, Keith Szarabajka and Mary F. Unser

In Association with True Story Productions:
WET: A DACAmented Journey, written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh, directed by Kevin Comartin
Ovation nomination for Best Playwrighting and Best Production (intimate theatre)
Stage Raw win for Best Solo Performance and nomination for Best Playwrighting


Mutual Philanthropy, by Karen Rizzo, directed by Dan Bonnell
One-Act Fest, featuring 14 one-act plays by Garrett M. Brown, Stephen Dierkes, Tony Foster, Wendy Graf, Elizabeth Logun, James Macdonald, Jennifer Maisel, Roger Q. Mason, Eliana S. Pipes, José Rivera, Stevie Stern, Tom Stringer, Keith Szarabajka and Mary F. Unser


The Princes of Kings Road, written and directed by Tom Lazarus
Watching O.J., by David McMillan, directed by Keith Szarabajka


The Ugly One, by Marius von Mayenburg, translated by Maja Zade, directed by Gates McFadden
Landline, by Stephen Dierkes, directed by William Charlton


The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King, by Andrew Dolan, directed by Roderick Menzies
Year of the Rabbit, by Keliher Walsh, directed by James Eckhouse
The Belle of Belfast, by Nate Rufus Edelman, directed by directed by Claudia Weil
Doesn’t Anyone Know What a Pancreas Is?, by Carole Real, directed by Jenny O’Hara
The Fisherman’s Wife, by Steve Yockey, directed by Gates McFadden


Mlle. God, by Nicholas Kazan, directed by Scott Paulin
House of the Rising Son, by Tom Jacobson, directed by Michael Michetti
House of Gold, by Gregory Moss, directed by Gates McFadden
Crack Whore Galore, created by Tonya Cornelisse, Ryan Oliver, Danny Roew, Graham Sibley and Gates McFadden


Love Water, by Jacqueline Wright, directed by Dan Bonnell (a co-production with Open Fist)
Tree, by Julie Hebert, directed by Jessica Kubzansky


The Last Seder, by Jennifer Maisel, directed by Joseph Megel (a co-production with Greenway Arts Alliance)


Headless, by Lea Floden, directed by Dan Bonnell


Bright Boy, by Katy Hickman, directed by James Eckhouse


Stage Directions, by L. Trey Wilson, directed by Dan Bonnell


Butter, by Elizabeth Logun, directed by Dave P. Moore, (a co-production with Chautauqua Theatre Alliance)
Marathon 2004, featuring three one-act plays by Billy Aronson, Deborah Grimberg and Steve Monroe


The Shore, by Alison Tatlock, directed by Adam Prince
Buddy Buddette, by Jacqueline Wright, directed by Matt Almos


And Still the Dogs, by Brian Cousins, directed by Dan Bonnell
First Annual West Coast Marathon of New One-Act Plays, featuring five one-act plays by Garrett M. Brown, Barbara B. Goldman, Elizabeth Logun, Patricia Scanlon and David Starzyk


Berkshire Village Idiot, by Michael Connor, directed by James Eckhouse

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