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Photos: Inside Rehearsal For EST's 38th Marathon Of One-Act Plays Series A

Ten plays will be presented across two different series from through Sunday November 13 at EST (545 West 52nd Street).

All new rehearsal photos have been released from Prospect Avenue or The Miseducation of Juni Rodriguez, Written and Directed by Dominic Colón, from SERIES A at Ensemble Studio Theatre's 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays, where two young men from the Bronx meet on a downtown number 2 train. This brief encounter sparks a meditation on life, love, and McDonald's.

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) begins their 38th Marathon of One-Act Plays, which will be fully comprised of work from artists who identify as Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC), on Sunday, October 16. This year's selection of eleven plays was curated by Co-Artistic Directors Mike Lew (Teenage Dick) and Colette Robert (Behind the Sheet). Ten plays will be presented across two different series from through Sunday November 13 at EST (545 West 52nd Street). An eleventh play, Yan Tután, will be streamed October 23 to November 13 in collaboration with Perseverance Theatre in Alaska.

The biennial Marathon of One-Act Plays has been a landmark New York theatre festival since 1977. Praised by critics and beloved by audiences, it launched an industry-wide revival of the short play form, breaking new ground by putting emerging and established writers together on one stage. In its earliest days, the Marathon was key to sustaining the careers of writers like Horton Foote and Romulus Linney, while providing essential early opportunity for then-new voices like Christopher Durang, Richard Greenberg and Aaron Sorkin. That mix of ages and cultures remains at the Marathon's core, with each subsequent generation - now including Julia Cho, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Amy Herzog, Qui Nguyen, Taylor Mac, and many others - taking their turn on the festival's Hell's Kitchen stage. Recently produced Marathon playwrights include Clare Barron, Leah Nanako Winkler, Anna Ziegler and Lloyd Suh. Martyna Majok was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Cost of Living, a play which originated in the 2015 Marathon of One-Act Plays.

General admission tickets are $25 and student/senior tickets are $20. A Marathon Pass is available for $40, which includes a ticket to each series bundled together. Tickets can be purchased at ESTnyc.org or ensemblestudiotheatre.org/marathon.


Photo Credit: JMA Photography

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For EST's 38th Marathon Of One-Act Plays Series A

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For EST's 38th Marathon Of One-Act Plays Series A

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For EST's 38th Marathon Of One-Act Plays Series A

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For EST's 38th Marathon Of One-Act Plays Series A

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For EST's 38th Marathon Of One-Act Plays Series A

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For EST's 38th Marathon Of One-Act Plays Series A

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For EST's 38th Marathon Of One-Act Plays Series A


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