Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

Home of New Plays in Boston

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 33rd 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 2014–2015 Season
*We are part of the College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts School of Theatre.

Uncle Jack

In this modern-day retelling of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, Uncle Jack, his niece Sonya, and his British brother-in-law Derek struggle to save their small summer theatre company in the Berkshires…and the company’s looming demise causes old wounds to bleed afresh. Jack fires a keepsake pistol, Derek runs for cover, and hearts are broken. A comedy of Chekhovian proportions!

A co-production with the Boston Center for American Performance

Venue:

Boston University Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210 264 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

Starring:

Nancy E. Carroll*, Michael Kaye*, Will Lyman*, Timothy Spears*, and John Kooi* as Uncle Jack.

@Play Festival of New Work

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting season-long celebration of new plays by our M.F.A. playwrights from the class of 2015:

She Eats Apples by Stephanie K. Brownell | October 10-15, 2014
Broken by William Carter | December 6-10, 2014
Sickle by Abbey Fenbert | February 18-22, 2015
Restricted by Danyele Brickner | February 25-March 1, 2015
Equal Writes by Phil Schroeder | April 15-19, 2015

No reservations needed for these FREE events.

Venue:

Venue details vary; click on the title of each play for more information.

Second Sunday Play Reading Series

Please join Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and Erbaluce for our Second Sunday Play Reading Series in the upstairs dining room of Erbaluce. On the second Sunday of each month we read a new play by a local playwright, using professional actors from the Boston theatre community. The excellent (and FREE) hors d’oeuvres offered by Chef Charles Draghi are reason enough to be there, but these plays are still in flux and their talented playwrights welcome your smart feedback on what you’ve heard!

Please join us for our next event on December 14: MACK by Alexis Scheer

A contemporary look at Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Mack examines the struggle of power in 2008 Iraq. After being captured by Iraqi militants, US Army Sergeant Mack must fight for her life and civility. This real-time thriller questions American values and explores what it means to be in control. Featuring actors Christopher Webb, Nael Nacer, Zaven Ovian, and Jessica Webb.

The reading begins at 7 p.m.

YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SEAT AT reservations@erbaluce-boston.com.

Venue:

Erbaluce 69 Church Street Boston, MA 02116

Reconsidering Hanna(h)

Hanna, a brutally blunt international journalist, is struggling to come to terms with her husband’s violent death. After accepting a seemingly tame assignment, she becomes increasingly obsessed with uncovering the history of another Hannah: the infamous Hannah Duston who was kidnapped by a Native American raiding party in 1697. Soon the stories of the two Hanna(h)s begin to merge into a single portrait of a smart woman, torn from the only world she knows, who crosses the line between civilization and her own wilderness.

Venue:

Boston Playwrights' Theatre 949 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215

Starring:

Barlow Adamson*, Kippy Goldfarb*, Caroline Lawton*, and Celeste Oliva* as Hanna(h).

Chosen Child

Three generations of mothers and memories combine to change the fate of a schizophrenic man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal as he waits for a sister he hardly knows, to fulfill an agreement that was never made. Adoption, desertion, and forgiveness—all this makes up a family. What are the ties that bind?

Venue:

Boston Playwrights' Theatre 949 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215

Starring:

Margaret Ann Brady*, Lee Mikeska Gardner*, Melissa Jesser, Lewis D. Wheeler*, and Debra Wise* as Donna.