Epic commissions and nurtures new socially-minded work by a wide range of new voices and well-established playwrights. Our development process is comprehensive. It begins with commissioning a writer to develop an idea they’re passionate about, we’re excited by, and that together we believe will inspire audience-participants to engage with the work, empower their voices and inspire action.

Through a comprehensive script development process that includes readings, workshops, and retreats, Epic supports playwrights to explore timeless social, political, and ethical issues within their work.

The BLUEPRINT SERIES is our flagship new play festival presented each spring or summer and sponsored annually by Bill and Kumi Martin. The Series shines a light on important new political writing and plants the seed for future productions by Epic and other likeminded companies.

Currently in Development


A new play based on the true story of Wernher von Braun, Chief Rocket Engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. Space program.
Directed by Ron Russell
Written by James Wallert



written and performed by Nilaja Sun
“Who survives the next storm?”
The writer/performer of the hit show NO CHILD creates a new solo play about a family on the Lower East Side bracing for the big storm.


by Vern Thiessen
“Who is charity for?”
12 short plays on the nature of giving from the writer of previous Epic productions of A MORE PERFECT UNION and EINSTEIN’S GIFT.


by Radha Blank
“What would you be willing to sacrifice for the American Dream?”
At Excellence Car Service in the South Bronx, cabbies come from all over the world for a shot at the American Dream. Gabe, a cabbie from Ghana and Artie, a cabbie from Russia are no different. But when a new hire joins the hub, it leads to an explosive event that unearths hidden truths that not only test Gabe and Artie’s friendship but challenges what they’re willing to risk for liberty, freedom and the pursuit of happiness.


by Mark Harris
“If we have to start over, what kind of a society would we choose to build?”
The apocalypse is upon us and you’re one of the last humans alive. This exciting new immersive theatre experience puts the audience in charge of the story and the future of the human race.

Past plays developed at Epic include:

No Child… by Nilaja Sun

Beauty on the Vine by Zak Berkman

Dispatches from (A)Mended America by Brandt Adams and Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata

Sugar and Needles by Keith Josef Adkins

Flood by Michael Brandt

Palace of the End by Judith Thompson

Home Front by Warren Leight

Fast Blood by Judy Tate

Shakespeare’s Will by Vern Thiessen

Ariel Sharon Hovers Between Life and Death and Dreams of Theodor Herzl by David Zellnik

On the Levee by Marcus Gardley with Todd Almond and Lear de Bessonet

Dear Mr. President by Daniel Voll

A Night In Seville by James Wallert

East of Berlin by Hannah Moscovitch

Last Best Place by Bathsheba Doran

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