Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

Home of New Plays in Boston

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 35th Season
Welcome to Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, the professional wing of our Graduate Playwriting Program at Boston University.* We produce plays by alumni of our Playwriting Program (and of Boston University faculty and staff) only, and our mission is to serve our writers’  theatrical visions, to guide them into their first productions. We work with talented professionals in all aspects of our productions. Plus, our playwrights are a gifted cadre of theatre artists, and their awards and productions speak to this. Talented alumni continue to write for theaters across the nation and overseas, so explore our website to learn more about them and our current and past professional seasons of new works.
Our 2016–2017 Season
*We are part of the College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts School of Theatre.

Boston Theater Marathon XXIII: Special Zoom Edition

Boston Theater Marathon XXIII: Special Zoom Edition features readings of ten-minute plays by New England playwrights in collaboration with New England theatres, via the video conferencing tool Zoom. BTM XXIII is a free event; audiences are encouraged to lend their support to area theatre companies and to the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund, which provides financial support to theatres and theatre artists in times of need.

Readings begin at 12 noon ET, Monday-Saturday, through May 28. To join the Zoom, click on the "Purchase Tickets" button on the right from your computer, phone, or other device. You’ll need the Zoom app (it's free!) to participate, and it is recommended you call in a few minutes before “curtain” time.

April 20
Out Damn Spot by Nina Mansfield
Sponsored by Hub Theatre Company of Boston
Directed by Cassie Chapados

Featuring Lauren Elias and Jamie Hernandez

Mac has inexplicably only brought one good shirt to a business conference, and of course it got stained. Emma, his wife, wishes he just used the stain stick she packed for him. How else is he going to cozy up with Mr. Duncan to make sure the merger doesn’t go through? Not by spilling wine all over his shirt. Or maybe it isn’t wine. Out Damn Spot is a short play inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

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Here is the complete, day-by-day schedule of plays in BTMXXIII.

To purchase last year's Boston Theater Marathon XXII: Special Zoom Edition Anthology, click here.

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Wherever you are, via Zoom! (You will need to download the Zoom app to participate.) The event is FREE—click the "Purchase Tickets" button below to join.