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 About Design

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, was begun last fall via the videoconferencing tool Zoom.

Beginning Feb. 23, BPT Talks About Design (moderated by BPT Technical Director Jeffrey Petersen) will further expand the discussion with a focus on the contributions of designers and the role of design in new play development. BPT Talks About Design will convene on Zoom each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. through March 23. 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. 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)

Venue:

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.

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. 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 will be held each day (Please note: There are no readings on Sundays) beginning at 12 noon ET April 1 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.