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EST/Sloan Past Productions

2013

Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath*

"A  quirky sendup of fusty historical dramas... funky, stylized, but distinctly contemporary. Isaac's Eye wins a whole mess of points for originality." - The New York Times

"A brilliant new play." - nytheatre.com

2012

Headstrong by Patrick Link

“[Patrick] Link has created a universal tale about the struggle between pride and self-preservation, and between honoring the past and creating a workable future.  A touchdown.” – Time Out New York

2010

Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler*

“Critic’s Pick! A play that glows with intelligence and humanity. Compelling theatre.“ – Backstage

Lenin's Embalmers by Vern Thiessen*

"A First-Class Production! Original, engrossing and entertainingly theatrical."  – Backstage

2009

End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer*

"Ferociously good. A serious comedy, and the best new play I've seen in a long time. End Days provokes, inspires, and entertains-and throws down the gauntlet to those who think American playwriting is damned." – Backstage

2008

Lucy by Damien Atkins

“Profound and illuminating.” – Discover

2007

Serendib by David Zellnik*

“A great play.” – NPR

2006

Relativity by Cassandra Medley*

“Dazzling…Ensemble Studio Theatre’s First Light Festival, featuring plays that explore issues raised by science and technology, is always guaranteed to send audiences out with plenty to think about. ‘Relativity’ is no exception.” – The New York Times

2005

Luminescence Dating by Carey Perloff

“The play succeeds at conveying the delights of intellectual collaboration. It rattles with sly wit.” – The New York Times

2004

Tooth and Claw by Michael Hollinger

“Shifts effortlessly from humor to drama…bringing the momentum of a thriller to the arena of science plays.” – The New York Times

2003

String Fever by Jacquelyn Reingold*

"'Science is sexy’ has yet to catch on as a popular motto for bumper stickers and T-shirts. But recent evidence from theater and film suggests that higher physics and mathematics definitely have that essential It factor. Now there is ‘String Fever’, which applies the elusive rules of string theory to the conundrums of one woman's love life. Think ‘Sex and the City’ meets ‘Copenhagen’. An unqualified blessing."
 – The New York Times

2002

The Secret Order by Bob Clyman

“A very entertaining two hours, thanks to wonderfully energetic performances by the four cast members and much sparkling dialogue. Full of dazzling moments.” – The New York Times

2001

Louis Slotin Sonata by Paul Mullin*

“A crafty narrative... irresistibly gripping.... as a historical episode suitable for dramatizing, you can’t do much better.” – The New York Times

2000

Moving Bodies by Arthur Giron*

“Touching, honest, illuminating.” – Theatermania

1999

Tesla's Letters by Jeffrey Stanley

“Is there a more timely play in New York right now than Tesla’s Letters? Pertinent, intelligent, instructive, well-acted, well-directed and often witty and suspenseful theater. Smartly directed by Curt Dempster, ‘Tesla’s Letters’ offers a multitude of rewards.” – The New York Times

1997

Flight by Arthur Giron*

“A witty, touching flashback to the boyhood of the Wright brothers, beautifully directed by Jamie Richards, and there is poignancy between the laughs.” – The New York Times

* denotes EST Member

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