Playwrights’ Perspective

Marquee clue from Marc

By K. Alexa Mavromatis
September 1st, 2015 in 2015/2016 Season, Alums, Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, new plays.


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!

‘Fravær’ in Norway

By K. Alexa Mavromatis
August 28th, 2015 in Absence, Alums, Blog, new plays, Peter Floyd.


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!

Opening night for ‘i don’t know where we’re going but i promise we’re lost’

By K. Alexa Mavromatis
July 30th, 2015 in Alums, Blog, MJ Halberstadt, new plays.


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.

How Bruce Ward spent [part of] his summer vacation

By K. Alexa Mavromatis
July 29th, 2015 in Alums, Blog, Bruce Ward, new plays, short plays.

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!

Greetings from the DG 2015 National Conference

By K. Alexa Mavromatis
July 23rd, 2015 in Alums, Blog, Dramatists Guild, Karmo Sanders, Kate Snodgrass, Lydia Diamond, Mary Conroy, new plays.


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!

Opening night for ‘Plank’

By K. Alexa Mavromatis
July 22nd, 2015 in Alums, Blog, John Greiner-Ferris, new plays.


Happy opening night of Plank to John Greiner-Ferris, Alley Cat Theater, and OUT Loud Theatre! Plank plays at this week’s Providence Fringe Festival (presented by the Wilbury Theatre Group).

Playhouse stairs

By K. Alexa Mavromatis
July 8th, 2015 in Blog, Jon Lipsky, new plays.

Last week, I visited the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse for the first time since its renovation. These are the stairs leading up to the Patricia Neal Stage.

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 at GPTC

By K. Alexa Mavromatis
June 2nd, 2015 in Alums, Blog, John Greiner-Ferris, Kate Snodgrass, new plays.

Kate, Connie, Kevin

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).

Congratulations, graduates!

By K. Alexa Mavromatis
May 22nd, 2015 in Blog, boston university, commencement.


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!

BTM XVII is a wrap!

By K. Alexa Mavromatis
May 11th, 2015 in Blog, Boston Theater Marathon XVII, short plays.


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!