Category: Boston Theater Marathon XIX

Happy retirement, Marc

June 30th, 2017 in Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston Theater Marathon XIX, Marc Olivere, new plays

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L-R: K. Alexa Mavromatis, Marc Olivere, Kate Snodgrass, and Jake Strautmann after Boston Theater Marathon XIX

The end of June and the end of an era: Today marks Marc Olivere’s last day with BPT as Technical Director. “Thank you” seems such a puny phrase after 23 years of amazing work. We love you so much Marc, and we’ll miss you!

BTM XIX is a wrap!

May 15th, 2017 in Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston Theater Marathon XIX, new plays, short plays

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Whether you watched a play, acted in a play, wrote a play, directed a play, moved set pieces for a play, sponsored a play, volunteered in the Green Room, worked front of house—whatever you did (and there are a million more jobs than these, trust me)—Boston Theater Marathon XIX couldn't have happened without you! Thank you for braving the crazy weather. We'll see you next year for BTM XX, rain or shine!

Voices of BTM XIX: Beirut Balutis

May 12th, 2017 in Alums, Beirut Balutis, Blog, Boston Theater Marathon XIX, new plays, short plays

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Tell us a little bit about your play.

This play is heavily influenced by a 19th century English nursery rhyme—Solomon Grundy. Grundy lives and dies his entire life within one week. The rhyme was originally designed to help educators teach children the days of week but there is romance to the overlying ominous existential commentary in the poem that I wanted to play with: “Solomon Grundy born on a Monday…took ill on Thursday…Buried on Sunday.” More

BTM XIX: The Warm-Up Laps

May 11th, 2017 in Blog, Boston Theater Marathon XIX, Company One, Huntington Theatre Company, new plays, SpeakEasy Stage Company

BTMXIX_BTS_v2Join us this Saturday, May 13, for the Warm-Up Laps—readings of full-length plays—presented in collaboration with the Boston Center for the Arts and its resident theatres in the BCA’s Deane Rehearsal Hall.

The readings are FREE and open to the public!

12 p.m.
Stir Frying Mahjong by Christina Chan
Sponsored by Company One Theatre

2 p.m.
How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later by Thom Dunn
Sponsored by Huntington Theatre Company

4 p.m.
Ward Nine by Bill Doncaster
Sponsored by SpeakEasy Stage Company

Deane Rehearsal Hall at the Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street, Boston

 

...and the fun continues with 50 amazing ten-minute plays at Boston Theater Marathon XIX on May 14! Tickets

Voices of BTM XIX: Charlotte Meehan

May 11th, 2017 in Blog, Boston Theater Marathon XIX, new plays, short plays

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Tell us a little bit about your play.

I am writing a series of This is Marriage plays: snapshots of married life in middle age where family, health, and mortality issues are addressed head-on, irreverently, and with great love. Every scene wants to elicit a simultaneous laugh-out-loud and cry-your-head-off experience of identification for anyone who’s ever been in a long-term relationship. More

Voices of BTM XIX: Samuela Nematchoua

May 10th, 2017 in Blog, Boston Theater Marathon XIX, new plays, short plays

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Tell us a little bit about your play.

Two Face is about Mo, a college student, who is being recorded by Jonathan, a journalist, about the events which led her to be innocently arrested and tortured. More

Voices of BTM XIX: Brent Askari

May 9th, 2017 in Blog, Boston Theater Marathon XIX, new plays, short plays

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Tell us a little bit about your play.

Protecting The Innocent concerns two parents, Laura and Derrick, trying to prepare “Santa’s visit” the night before Christmas. They’re terrified that their daughter will come down and discover the truth about Santa Claus—and Derrick is willing to go to extraordinary lengths to prevent that discovery. More

Voices of BTM XIX: Jeni Mahoney

May 8th, 2017 in Blog, Boston Theater Marathon XIX, new plays, short plays

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Tell us a little bit about your play.

Well, the title of the play is Diversity and Inclusion: (A Report for Mrs. Abernathy's 5th Grade Class), which is actually a pretty accurate description of the play—or at least of what the characters (the students presenting the report) hope the play will be. The question is: can they, despite their differences, pull it off? More

BTM XIX Schedule of Plays

May 5th, 2017 in Alums, Blog, Boston Theater Marathon XIX, new plays, short plays

BTMXIX_BTS_v2Here is the running order, hour by hour, of plays in next Sunday’s (May 14) Boston Theater Marathon XIX. Make a day of it, bring your Mom, drop by for a few hours—whatever strikes your fancy. Your all-day pass ($25 in advance; $35 the day of the event) allows you to come and go as you please. As always, net proceeds from ticket sales to the BTM benefit the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund, which provides financial support to theatres and theatre artists in times of need. See you there!

12 NOON – 1 PM
JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS by Alan Brody/UNDERGROUND RAILWAY THEATER
ITALIAN NOW by Charlene A. Donaghy/MARBLEHEAD LITTLE THEATRE
THE CATCH by Conroy-Moreau/OPEN THEATRE PROJECT
THE MEETING by Theresa Rebeck/AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER
PALOOKAVILLE by Charles Draghi/ACTORS’ SHAKESPEARE PROJECT More

Plays and playwrights of BTM XIX

March 9th, 2017 in Blog, Boston Theater Marathon XIX, new plays, short plays

Here is the official list of playwrights and plays selected for Boston Theater Marathon XIX on Sunday, May 14—mark your calendar!

Protecting the Innocent by Brent Askari

A Normal Story by Beirut Balutis

Emily Again by Mina Bloom & Leland Frankel

Spark by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

Swimming to Shore by Josh Brassard

Just One of Those Things by Alan Brody More