News & Happenings

MOPE Extended thru February 19th!


Written by Paul Cameron Hardy, Directed by RJ Tolan*
Featuring J.Stephen Brantley, RJ Brown, Hollye Hudson, Eric T. Miller, Jennifer Tsay, and Megan Tusing

“MOPE’s sex talk and nudity aren’t what shock; the way it exposes our society’s just-below-the-surface fury is what truly jolts.”
–Time Out New York

“Director R.J. Tolan brutally stages a scene in which Trevor is completely naked while porn star Krystal Kross (a fierce and exacting Megan Tusing) berates him on set. He is exposed and vulnerable as she delivers a diatribe calibrated to shred everything Trevor holds as evidence of his manhood (including his literal manhood). No matter how justified Krystal’s disgust is, it is impossible not to feel for Trevor in this moment.” – TheaterMania

“…Megan Tusing as “Krystal Kross”, whose savage scene serves as the lit match for the bundle of dynamite which is the aforementioned climax. The promise of “nudity and extreme adult content” may initially entice people to see Mope… but the dramatic effect of this hard-hitting, bold piece will stay with the audience long after the money shot.” – Huffington Post

MOPE: Back by Popular Demand!

Back by popular demand…

Written by Paul Cameron Hardy
Directed by RJ Tolan*

Mope (noun): 1. The lowest-level male performer in the adult film industry. An anonymous stunt-penis. Example: “Trevor is a mope.” 2. A new play by Paul Cameron Hardy. An examination of a country poisoned by toxic masculinity, hiding inside a comedy about guys who do porn. 3. A scathing new production from Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s OBIE-winning company of young playwrights and home of the best new writers in NYC.

Featuring J.Stephen Brantley†, RJ Brown†, Hollye Hudson†, Eric T. Miller†, Jennifer Tsay, and Megan Tusing*†

This play contains nudity and extensive adult content.

Production Stage Manager: Eileen Lalley*† | Sound Designer: Emily Auciello | Scenic Designer: Angelica Borrero-Fortier | Lighting Designer: John Salutz | Costume Designer: Audrey Nauman | Props Designer: Claire Rufiange | Assistant Stage Manager: Leah Montesinos

*Denotes Ensemble Artist
†These Actors and Stage Manager are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

January 11 – February 4, 2017
Wednesday – Saturday @ 7pm
Mondays @ 7pm 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Saturdays @ 10:30pm 1/21, 1/28

Ensemble Studio Theatre
545 W 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
between 10th & 11th avenue
Near the 1 (50th street), & C, E (50th street), & A (Columbus Circle) subway stations

Early Bird Special [$15.00] – UNTIL January 10th
General Admission [$25.00]
Student (must show id at the door) [$20.00]
Senior (must show id at the door) [$20.00]

Click HERE to purchase online

Asking For Trouble 2016


Do you smell that in the air? It’s not the whiff of pumpkin spice and fresh hay bales.
It’s trouble. A ten minute play festival with 26 brand new plays over four separate nights of theatre – October 18-22nd. Only by the writers of EST/Youngblood.

Catch Megan in:

by Stacy Osei-Kuffour
directed by Matt Dickson
featuring Eddie Boroevich, Megan Tusing, Laura Ramedei

Wednesday 10/19 @ 9pm
Friday 10/21 @ 7pm
Saturday 10/22 @ 3pm

Ensemble Studio Theatre
549 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

Tickets – $12/series
Click HERE to buy online

The Spring Dance

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3 Short Plays
by Horton Foote

The Road to the Graveyard
The Dearest of Friends
Spring Dance  (**featuring Megan Tusing)

SUNDAY, August 7th @ 2pm
SATURDAY, August 13th @ 2pm
SUNDAY, August 14th @ 2pm

HBTS, 209 Elka Park Rd.
Elka Park, NY 12427
in case of rain performances will be inside the barn.

Directions: turn right at the Elka Park Post Office, up Greenhill Road, to the first property on the left.

Suggested $10 Donation
Visit for more information.

Pulp Vérité

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Project Y Theatre is Proud to Present as part of the WOMEN in THEATRE (WiT) Festival:

Pulp Vérité
A reading of a new play by Crystal Skillman
directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

with Keilly McQuail, Diana Oh, Laytoya Edwards, Bubba Weiler, Molly Carden and Megan Tusing

Joy, a graduate filmmaker, returns to the U.S. from Syria to reunite with her fellow film school classmates gathered in Martha’s Vineyard. She soon discovers her friends are planning the impossible: to bring Joy’s sister, still captive with ISIS, home. But Joy has her own plan to keep her sister alive. Full of theatrical imagination, Pulp Vérité plunges head first into the art of waging war and social media.

Mon, June 13th @ 7:15pm

580 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY