debuts the Playwrights Studio West Reading Series

with the inaugural reading..

Anatomy of a Brain Injury

by Laurel Ollstein

Directed by Casey Stangl
with: Johanna McKay, David Starzyk, Linda Miller, Burt Grinstead and Tracy Leigh 

A dark comedy about a family of narcissistic therapists.
A divorce and a car accident happen at the same time - leaving the
walking wounded family fighting over the hospital bed of their son who has amnesia.  
And a daughter wondering who really is the crazy one.




The Directors Company
presents a reading of

Mari Carras & Laurel Ollstein

Mari Carras & Elise Morris

Nicholas Carras & Elise Morris

Additional Music & Lyrics 
Donald Carl Eugster

musical director
Seth Weinstein

directed by
Dan Knechtges

Set against the backdrop of the current financial crisis, a Greek housewife's dramatic confession to a disenchanted priest takes on a life of its own in this charming new musical about love on a Grecian isle.

Davenport Studios, Studio A 250 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

Seating is limited. Reservations Required.
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Playing December 2012 - January 2013

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Esther's Moustache is a very funny, very serious play on an eternal theme made fresh by Laurel Ollstein's intelligent writing, skillful construction, rich imagination and modern sensibility.

Life starts to get complicated for comic artist, Maddie Sternberg, when grandmother Esther pops up uninvited with a trunk full of family photos and warm potato latkes. When Maddie falls for a hot messenger guy who just happens to be German, things get even more surreal in this darkly comic play about love, sex, heritage and letting go.

Written and Directed by Laurel Ollstein

Photo by SuzAnne Barabas (Cast from left): Burt Grinstead, Jim Shankman, Catherine LeFrere and Uma Incrocci


Located in Long Branch, New Jersey, New Jersey Repertory Company's mission is to develop and produce new plays and to make a lasting contribution to the American stage. In keeping with this mission, NJ Rep has produced 83 plays in 14 seasons, including 56 world premieres. NJ Rep seeks only to champion that which engages and challenges an audience with compelling themes, and strives to extend the language and scope of theater. Many of the plays that first saw the light of day on one of NJ Rep's two intimate stages have gone on to be produced by regional theaters across the country, New York City, and overseas.



©2013 Laurel Ollstein