Category: boston university

Snodgrass receives 2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Education

May 9th, 2019 in Alums, awards, Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, boston university, Kate Snodgrass

BPT Artistic Director and MFA Program Director Kate Snodgrass was among those honored on May 8 during the final faculty meeting of the year. Dean Stan Sclaroff and Acting Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs and Policies Arianne Chernock honored the winners of this year’s CAS teaching awards.

“Professor Snodgrass has helped make BU the premiere site for graduate training in playwriting that it is today. Professor Snodgrass’s students praise her for her honest feedback, eagerness to treat them as peers, and tireless efforts to help them realize their professional ambitions. Yet what truly distinguishes Professor Snodgrass’s teaching is her commitment to community-building.”

Congratulations, Kate!

Congratulations, graduates!

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!

Playwrights brave Juno aftermath at Region 1!

January 29th, 2015 in Abbey Fenbert, Alums, Blog, boston university, KCACTF, new plays


Playwrights Cassie M. Seinuk (from Lesley University, who is also our BTM stage manager) and our own Abbey Fenbert are taking Hyannis by storm this week [sorry -- couldn't resist that one], at the KCACTF Region 1 Festival. Thanks for the photo, Cassie!

…aaand we’re back!

September 8th, 2014 in Blog, boston university, Playwrights Perspective



Today is Playwrights’ Perspective’s fourth birthday, and we’re celebrating by unveiling this blog as an integrated part of Hello!


IS&T's Liz McGuire importing the blog to WordPress

It’s important to have all the information about our work “under one roof,” so to speak, so this move marks an exciting new era in the history of this blog (and Web site). Things you should know: The archive (scroll up, on the right -->) of older posts migrated from the Blogger site is growing every day as we test each post to make sure it made the journey to WordPress in tact. Once all the posts are approved (and reformatted, if necessary) everything that was part of the original Blogger blog will be here. You can also now search this site (click the magnifying glass in the primary nav above) to get more information – including reviews, blog posts, and performance archives – about BPT people and productions past and present.

THANK YOU to our friends in BU's Creative Services and IS&T Departments, and to you for your patience! I’m happy to say we’re back in business, with lots to look forward to this season. See you tomorrow for Alumni News!

What is happening here?!

July 16th, 2014 in Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, boston university, Playwrights Perspective

If you've been watching this space (and I honestly feel bad if you have), you've probably been thinking, "Well, she usually takes a little break after the Marathon -- when everybody's feeling a little blogged-out -- but...what happened?" Or something like that.

Here's the deal: This blog, as it presently exists, is run on Blogger and has always operated separately from the BPT Web site. BPT's new(ish, now) Web site is built on the WordPress platform and soon -- very soon, we are told -- the site will include an integrated blog complete with the archive of everything you've seen here over the past (gulp) almost four years.

But it's taking some time.

Any new posts would just have to be imported to the new blog (and reformatted, along with about 600 others!), hence the break. This migration project is just one [very small] project on the massive production calendar of Boston University's Information Services & Technology division, which keeps BU running. Literally. (They're amazing -- read about them.) And it's all pretty exciting so it's hard to be patient...but we must. They're slammed.

It will be worth the wait, I promise. The new blog will be easier to format (for us), easier to read (for you), and all the information you've read here will be in one (searchable!) place along with BPT's production history, photo archive, etc., to provide visitors the most comprehensive view of this place possible. The eventual fusion of our history (the Web site) and day-to-day (the blog) has been the goal since this version of Playwrights' Perspective launched in 2010.

I'm sorry for all the news and events I've missed lately; if we could have known more about what the exact timing of this project would be, I would've handled this transition a bit differently. But the good news is we should be up and running well before the new season gets going, with lots of interesting things to write about and see.

More soon.

Guess who’s Cumming to dinner?

April 30th, 2014 in Alan Cumming, Blog, boston university, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Kate Snodgrass

Look who ended up seated right next to guest of honor Alan Cumming at dinner on Monday night, when the award-winning actor/director/producer/activist was in town to speak about his life and career in Metcalf Hall. Cumming's papers are now part of the collection at BU's Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Willkommen!

Kate, Alan Cumming, and Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center Director Vita Paladino
Kate, Alan Cumming, and Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center Director Vita Paladino

The Jon Lipsky Play Anthology

December 5th, 2012 in Blog, Boston Theater Marathon, boston theatre, boston university, Jon Lipsky, Walking the Volcano

You have just a few more days to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign for The Jon Lipsky Play Anthology, two volumes of work by the playwright and BU professor, who passed away last year. Lipsky’s plays appeared regularly in Boston Theater Marathons over the years, and a cycle of eight of the shorts – collectively known as Walking the Volcano – was produced at BPT in 2011.

Take a look at the Web site the Lipsky family has created as a resource for his writing, and definitely watch the video (above) that Lipsky’s son Jonah and collaborator Bill Barclay put together for the project's Kickstarter campaign – it will make you smile, guaranteed!