About Us

Our Mission

 ETNY 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.

Experience ETNY

 In most cases, ESOL students that attend an ETNY production are seeing theater in the United States for the first time. 

Attention English Language Learners

English Language Learners come from all parts of the world. The audiences that attend our performances include immigrants and new New Yorkers, who realize that they can be part of the cultural activities in New York City,   

Founders of ETNY

Educational Theater of NY


 Founded: 2001

By Barbara Bregstein and Nestor Rodriguez

Language Teachers & Performing Artists.


ETNY is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.