The ongoing three-week Marathon, running May 8-June 28, presents short works from emerging and established playwrights. The playwrights represented include David Auburn, Lewis Black, Michael Feingold, Michael John Garcés, Frank D. Gilroy, Amy Herzog, Neil LaBute, Quincy Long, Taylor Mac, Willie Reale & Patrick Barnes, Jacquelyn Reingold, José Rivera, Lloyd Suh, Anne Washburn, and David Zellnik.
Grouped in three different series and including 15 world premieres, the works will be performed in rotating repertory. Casting has now been announced for the second grouping of works in Series B.
The Great War by Neil LaBute, will feature Grant Shaud and Laila Robins (directed by Andrew McCarthy); Okay by Taylor Mac, will include Jessica Jade Andres, Kether Donohue, Susannah Flood, Danny Fernandez, Travis Hsieh, Olivia Mandell and Johnny Pruit; Happy Birthday William Abernathy by Lloyd Suh, will feature Joe Paneseki and Peter Kim; Ideogram by David Zellnik, will star Pun Bandhu, Bryan Fenkart and Siho Ellsmore (directed by Abigail Zealy Bess); and October/November by Anne Washburn, will include Gio Perez and Amelia McLain.
Previously confirmed productions and their casts for Series A include An Upset by David Auburn, with Matt Lauria and Darren Goldstein (directed by Harris Yulin); Christmas Present by Amy Herzog, with Julie Fitzpatrick and Jake Hoffman (directed by RJ Tolan); A Little Soul-Searching by Willie Reale, music by Patrick Barnes, with Michael Potts and Karen Trott (directed by Evan Cabnet); Tostitos by Michael John Garcés, with Andres Munar, Jenny Gomez, Berrett Doss and Howard Overshown (directed by May Adrales); and Wedding Pictures by Quincy Long, with Petronia Paley, Autumn Dornfield, Eric Gilde and Jacob Hawkins (directed by Kathleen Dimmick).
Casting for Series C will be announced shortly. The works included in the series are In Between Songs by Lewis Black; Japanoir by Michael Feingold; Piscary by Frank D. Gilroy; Flowers by José Rivera; and A Very Very Short Play by Jacquelyn Reingold (directed by Jonathan Bernstein). Performances take place evenings at 7 PM with 2 PM Saturday matinees. For tickets and complete schedule of performances, visit www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org or phone (212) 352-3101.
The Ensemble Studio Theatre is located at 549 West 52nd Street in Manhattan.