This year, EST recieved an overwhelming amount of promising marathon submissions. Beginning with 1,078 submissions for this year's Marathon, Artistic Director William Carden selected 14 plays by 15 playwrights. The plays will be presented in three separate evenings from May 13th through June 27th.
Billy Carden, artistic director tell us about this year's plays: "From a science lab in Siberia to the red-light district in 18th century Japan to a taxi in Manhattan to a police station in Kenya, the 14 plays in this year's Marathon take our audience on a series of surprising adventures. This diverse and eclectic mix of plays--including a musical, a dance piece, and a nod to Kabuki--combines traditional and experimental forms in ways that are moving, entertaining, challenging, and fun. A healthy mix of familiar veterans, newly recognized writers, and brand new voices join us to celebrate our 35th Marathon."