Curious about what’s coming up from BPT this season? Here’s a hint from Marc (who updated our marquee the other day). Details coming very soon!
Peter M. Floyd’s Fravær—which you know as Absence—will have its European premiere next month. If you can’t make it to Oslo, try to make it to BPT on Monday (Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.) for a reading of Peter’s latest: The Centipede King!
Happy opening night of i don’t know where we’re going but i promise we’re lost to MJ Halberstadt and Boston Teen Acting Troupe! i don’t know where… plays right here at BPT through Aug. 16.
Here is a terrific video playwright alum Bruce Ward shared with us, about his gig earlier this summer as Playwright in Residence at the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC), the largest non-profit performing arts education program in Virginia. Bruce helped eight high school student playwrights from across Virginia bring their original one-act plays to life on the stage at the 26th Annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works. Fantastic!
Kate represented Team BPT at last week’s Dramatists Guild National Conference in La Jolla, CA. Here she is with Lydia Diamond and David Rambo…
…in action as the moderator of the Women Writing Women panel (with Winnie Holzman, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Georgia Stitt, Lisa Kron, and Julia Jordan)…
…hanging with DG President Doug Wright…
…and relaxing with fellow playwrights (all of whom have ties to BPT and Boston) Mary Conroy, Robbie D’Allessandro, Karmo Sanders, and Jami Brandli.
If you missed the Conference, check out HowlRound’s livestream archive of select sessions (including the one Kate moderated) and #writechange from home!
I was excited to see a stair for playwright and BU professor Jon Lipsky—the Playhouse was one of his artistic homes—who died in 2011. A launch party for the two-volume anthology of his plays will be held there on August 2.
Demonio was committed to another event on the island that evening, but he would’ve loved to have had his photo taken right here!
Kate just returned from the Great Plains Theatre Conference, where she responded to new plays written by playwrights from all over the country and got to spend time with friends old and new! Here she is (left) with playwright Constance Congdon and GPTC Artistic Director Kevin Lawler.
And here’s Kate again with a gaggle (flock? pride?) of playwrights, including alum John Greiner-Ferris (second from left).
This week we bid congratulations—and farewell!—to our 2015 class of MFA Playwrights: Danyele Brickner, Stephanie K. Brownell (above, with Kate), Will Carter, Abbey Fenbert, and Phil Schroeder. We hope you were able to catch this group’s amazing work this season in the @Play Festival of New Work.
We will also miss graduating seniors Zoe Laventhol and Ross Huston, two of our amazing (read: irreplacable) work studies who have been with us since the beginning of their BU careers.
Congratulations, everyone. We will miss you!
Demonio—and all of us here at BPT—would like to THANK YOU for an incredible Boston Theater Marathon XVII! Whether you were backstage, onstage, or watching the stage, you are an important part of what makes the BTM run. See you next year!