"Yesterday performance was enthralling! My advanced ESL students were delighted with every aspect of the experience.  Your concept skillfully bridges the gap among ESL levels of proficiency.  Nestor and the actors remain keenly aware of your audience needs without ever being condescending--no small feat. 

My thanks and congratulations to you and your entire company.  I look forward to subsequent visits with other classes."

Barbara Glauberman Jaccarino

Brooklyn College

American Language Academy

April 2015

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway

October 2015

The Gioconda Smile by Aldous Huxley


March 2015

"Bliss" and "The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield

The Lives We Impact

“The play was EXCELLENT! Your actors did their parts well! Your direction and artistry mattered a lot . . . Congratulations. The experience in the theater  opened a new perspective for our ESL students in line with theater and the English language."
Thank you very much . . .

Nerissa Calub,

Teacher Sheepshead Bay High School

“"I am writing to thank you on behalf of my students and myself for the performance of The Picture of Dorian Gray we saw on Thursday evening.  My students couldn't stop thanking me on the way home. They really enjoyed the play and it gave me several lessons for conversations on why the play appeals to theater-goers today, although it was written in 1900, and to have them write their written reactions. ”


Sharon B. Montoya, Instructor

LIU Intensive Program

  • Socrates on Trial from Plato
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Gioconda Smile by  Aldous Huxhely 

Our Mission

Educational Theater of New York is  committed to presenting original, unusual, and thought provoking theater with the highest level of acting and directing to high school students, students of English as a Second Language, and the general public as well.

It’s important to us to find the best literary work, to develop and create the performances we produce for the immigrant community, so that they can be integrated in our cultural environment.

Our Work

Selecting the Play

  • Original or adapted literary works.
  •  Thought provoking and dramatic.
  • Considering language.
  • Faithful adaptations.
  • Working with professional  actors.

The Process