Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA presents an exciting multi media reimagining of the GLAAD Award Winning play by Wendy Graf about a gay Muslim struggling to reconcile her faith and her sexuality.

Forced to choose between her identity, her family, and her precious faith, there’s no word to describe Hanna Jokhoe in her native Guyanese dialect.

NO WORD IN GUYANESE FOR ME is directed by Susie Tanner and features an expanded cast of 10 ​actors and dancers which combines professionals with highly trained students from LA County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). This new, very special version opens Sept 13 in honor of 9/11 and takes place at the Speakeasy/Atwater Village.

Two performances only: Sat, 9/13 at 4:00 & Sun, 9/14 at 7:00. Pay What You Can but reservations are suggested. The theater is quite small and seating is limited. To reserve and for more info please contact Susie at

News — Brent Spiner will play Frank Sinatra in a play directed by Gates McFadden. Check out McFadden and Spiner bantering about it!

Ugh their sarcasm is sickeningly cute.  It’s like pink bunny slippers on a baby kitten or something.  Just gross.  Gross gross gross.  I’m in love.


Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA presents THE LAST LOOK BACK. Directed by Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”)

Starring Brent Spiner (Data, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Tracey A. Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy”, and Sadie Alexandru (“Mad Men”).

Two performances only!  October 4th and 5th, 2013. Tickets at

"You are ugly. It’s a fact. I can’t believe you didn’t know."

Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles presents the west coast premiere of Marius Von Mayenburg’s hilarious play. Enter a world where nothing can be taken at face value with this scalpel-sharp social satire from one of Germany’s most notable contemporary playwrights.

By Marius Von Mayenburg, Translated by Maja Zade

More information and tickets now available at our website

The Playwrights Unit of Ensemble Studio Theatre L.A. presents its inaugural staged-reading festival of specially selected plays by Playwrights Unit playwrights. 

Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., L.A. 90039


Thursday, September 25   

Sex, lies, and crème brûleé.

Friday, September 26        

WATCHING O.J. by David McMillan
It was the Trial of the Century — but not everyone saw the same trial. 

Saturday, September 27     

THE UNDERTOW by Mary Portser

Sunday, September 28      

THE STIFF by Kathryn Graf                                       

THE BIG HILL by Jim MacDonald                               

THE FANTASY SHOWER by Fielding Edlow

Thursday, October 2            

LAND OF THE FREE by Tony Pasqualini

Friday, October 3                

TWISTED by Chris DiGiovanni

Saturday, October 4             

DARFUR by Stephen Burleigh

Sunday, October 5               

INTERROGATION by Deborah Pearl

NESSUN DORMA by Keith Szarabajka

HORSE LATITUDES by Elizabeth Logun

Curtain time for the full-length plays (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) is 8pm.

Curtain time for the one-acts (Sunday) is 7pm.

Suggested donation $20. Seating is limited.  

To reserve, email us at

To hear about future Playwrights Unit festivals and reading series—or to comment on any plays you see—email us at