New Play Bump Opens Off-Broadway

The Ensemble Studio Theatre will produce world premiere of a new play–BUMP–that follows three stories of different people learning about pregnancy and childbirth. The play is written by Chiara Atik, whose work includes the People’s Improv Theater-produced play WOMEN, which combined elements of Little Women with HBO’s GIRLS.

BUMP will run from May 9 through June 3 as part of the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s First Light Festival, featuring plays supported through the partnership between the theater and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, now in its 20th year. The play was commissioned by the EST/Sloan Project in 2014.

Claudia Weill (GIRLFRIENDS) will direct the play. BUMP features a cast including Lucy DeVito (HOT MESS), Ana Nogueira (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Jenny O’Hara (TRANSPARENT), and Gilbert Cruz (LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD).

The First Light Festival has ten additional plays that it is featuring between February and June, 2018.