Founded in 1981 at Boston University by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre is an award-winning professional theatre dedicated to new works. At the core of our five programs is the MFA in Playwriting, offered as part of Boston University’s prestigious Creative Writing Program. Our award-winning alumni’s works have been produced in regional and New York houses as well as in London’s West End, and our alumni productions have garnered several regional and Boston awards, including regular “Best New Script” nominations for Elliot Norton and Independent Reviewers of New England Awards.
We are located at 949 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA, and produce under a New England Association of Theatres Equity (“NEAT”) contract. We are a Boston University program.
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre is a home for new works for the stage. We believe the successful development, production, and promotion of new plays is key to continuing theatrical achievement in Boston and New England, and we measure our success first by a generous dedication to our playwrights’ visions.