A new plan for BTM XXII

in Blog
March 16th, 2020


Boston Theater Marathon XXII—scheduled for April 19—has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was to have been the first BTM held at our home theatre on Comm Ave. since 2004.

The BTM is an annual benefit for the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund (TCBF) and in support of the organization’s commitment to provide aid to Boston’s theatre community, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre will publish an anthology of the plays selected for the event. Proceeds from the anthology will benefit TCBF. (Full details to come—watch this space.)

As is tradition, we asked the theatre companies committed to participate in BTM XXII to select a play. Those pairings are here:

Acropolis Stage (John Kuntz’s 12 Days)

Acting Out Productions (Jack Neary’s Pearly Gates)

Actors’ Shakespeare Project (R. D. Murphy’s Glenda Jackson in a Bodega I Am Not)

Actors’ Studio of Newburyport (Scott Sullivan’s The Handle)

American Repertory Theater (Terrence Kidd’s Strained Bedfellows)

Arlekin Players (James Wilkinson’s The Vampyr)

Battleground State (William Donnelly’s David Mamet’s Fairy Stories)

Boston College Theatre (Caity-Shea Violette’s Lo-Fi)

Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Amy Oestreicher’s Circles, A Musical)

Boston University Dept. of Theatre Arts (Kayce Kvacek’s Ships in the Night)

Brandeis University Dept. of Theater Arts (Erik Nikander’s The Lady Killer)

Brown Box Theatre Company (Vicki Meagher’s Three Ladybugs)

Cape Cod Theatre Company (Susan Kosoff’s Untitled)

Centastage (John Minigan’s The Dobler Effect)

Cohasset Dramatic Club (Matt Mayerchak’s The Right Moment)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (Robert Brustein’s Lying in State)

Company One (Faiola R. Decius’ Black Jesus)

Emerson Stage at Emerson College (K. Alexa Mavromatis’ The Stakeout)

Firehouse Center for the Arts (Janet Kenney’s Warm Running Water)

Flat Earth (Erin Lerch’s Random Access Memory)

Forge Theater Company (Michael Towers’ Room 221)

Fort Point Theatre Channel (Scott Malia’s A Few Adjustments)

Fresh Ink Theatre (Stephen Wrobleski’s With Intent)

Front Porch Arts Collective (Lisa Deily’s Scattered)

Gloucester Stage Co. (Cliff Odle’s Migraine)

Greater Boston Stage Company (Peter Kimball’s Millstone)

Happy Medium Theatre (Tim Lehnert’s The Rental)

Hovey Players (Nancy Peavy’s Third Party)

Hub Theatre Company of Boston (Richard Ballon’s Glissade)

Huntington Theatre Company (Eliana Pipes’ Downgrade)

imaginary beasts (Ron Radice’s The Wheelbarrow)

Improv Boston (Martha Douglas-Osmundson’s Common App)

Liars and Believers (Greg Lam’s Golden Record)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston (Andrea Aptecker’s Unapologetic)

Moonbox Productions (James C. Ferguson’s Don’t Be a Scrooge)

New Repertory Theatre (Ken Green’s Just Listen…)

Northeastern Department of Theatre (Ronán Noone’s Sked Du Al)

Open Theatre Project (Deirdre Girard’s Are You One of Those Robots?)

Pilgrim Theatre Research & Performance Collaborative (James McLindon’s Choices)

Playwrights’ Platform (Taylor Badoyen’s A Call to Mom)

Sleeping Weazel (Marisa Smith’s Dinosaur Woman)

SpeakEasy Stage Company (Alex Moon’s Deep Blue)

Suffolk University Theatre (Nina Louise Morrison’s The Textbook Lady)

Target Stage Company (Greg Hovanesian’s The Bull)

Titanic Theatre Company (Nina Mansfield’s The Unbearable Lightness of Greening)

Umbrella Performing Arts (Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro’s Turbulence)

Underground Railway Theater (Alan Brody’s Cain)

Wellesley Repertory Theatre (Cassie M. Seinuk’s Misplaced)

Wheelock Family Theatre (Patrick Gabridge’s Santa’s Dolphins)

The Wilbury Theatre Group (Jayne Hannah’s Number 794)

More about TCBF
The Theatre Community Benevolent Fund is a non-profit organization that provides financial relief in a confidential, respectful manner to individual and non-profit organizational members of the theatre community who are facing extreme illness, catastrophic acts of nature, and other events such vandalism/theft, and who have limited or no resources with which to handle such occurrences. The fund recognizes the essential value of artists and arts organizations to society, and treats all applicants with dignity, discretion, and compassion.

Today, TCBF is striving to provide support to area artists hit hard by event and programming cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please consider donating to their efforts.