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.

BPT Talks

BPT's 2020-21 season of new plays—thesis plays by our cohort of third-year playwrights—has been postponed until next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, all five plays are currently being workshopped in collaboration with our friends at BU's College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. A series of conversations about these plays, BPT Talks, will be held this fall via the videoconferencing tool Zoom.

Beginning Oct. 20, BPT Talks will convene on Zoom each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. (with the exception of Election Day, Nov. 3) until Nov. 24. Audiences will be treated to conversations with each play’s workshop team—a look “behind the curtain” at new plays in various stages of the development process. It is expected that each installment of the BPT Talks series will be unique, with some including short excerpts of the play being discussed. Each conversation will include the virtual audience as well, with an online Q&A.

Learn more about the plays being discussed (including the full schedule)


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.

BTM XXII: Special Zoom Edition Anthology on sale

From April 2-May 17, Boston Theater Marathon XXII: Special Zoom Edition featured readings of ten-minute plays by New England playwrights in collaboration with New England theatres, via the video conferencing tool Zoom. Audiences were 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.

Now you can read the plays included in that event in the brand-new Boston Theater Marathon XXII: Special Zoom Edition Anthology! Each copy is only $20 (which includes shipping) if you purchase before Dec. 31. Click the "Purchase Tickets" button for details. >>>


Special $20 price through Dec. 31 (or while supplies last). Click the "Purchase Tickets" button below for further details and to purchase the book!