Category: Gary Garrison

When the Rubber Meets the Road

March 6th, 2019 in Alums, Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Dramatists Guild, Gary Garrison, Kate Snodgrass, new plays

We are honored to be featured in the new issue of The Dramatist, in a piece written by Visiting Professor of Playwriting Gary Garrison:

I’ve written three fan letters in my life: one to the Monkees when I was ten years old (I had a mad crush on Micky Dolenz), one to Lucille Ball when I was fourteen years old and now at a considerably older age, this article-as-fan-letter to Kate Snodgrass and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (BPT) at Boston University. Having lived as long as I have and worked in a variety of academic/professional training programs, I know how training programs in the arts should be, what they should focus on pedagogically, how they should train writers (or actors, designers, directors), what their faculty should be and how they should prepare their artists for the career ahead of them—all this while maneuvering big dreams through limited resources. So, what distinguishes BPT from similar training programs (those found at Brown, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Northwestern and the University of Texas, for example)?

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This article originally appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of The Dramatist.

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre: When the Rubber Meets the Road

March 6th, 2019 in Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Dramatists Guild, Gary Garrison, Kate Snodgrass, new plays, News & Press

From the March/April 2019 issue of The Dramatist

I've written three fan letters in my life: one to the Monkees when I was ten years old (I had a mad crush on Micky Dolenz), one to Lucille Ball when I was fourteen years old and now at a considerably older age, this article-as-fan-letter to Kate Snodgrass and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (BPT) at Boston University. Having lived as long as I have and worked in a variety of academic/professional training programs, I know how training programs in the arts should be, what they should focus on pedagogically, how they should train writers (or actors, designers, directors), what their faculty should be and how they should prepare their artists for the career ahead of them—all this while maneuvering big dreams through limited resources. So, what distinguishes BPT from similar training programs (those found at Brown, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Northwestern and the University of Texas, for example)?

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Thank you…

May 7th, 2018 in Alums, Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston Theater Marathon, Boston Theater Marathon XX, Deirdre Girard, Gary Garrison, Hortense Gerardo, Jack Neary, Jack Welch, Kate Snodgrass, Kirsten Greenidge, Laura Neill, luchadore, Melinda Lopez, Michael Towers, new plays, Pat Gabridge, Peter Floyd, Robert Brustein, Ronan Noone, Rosanna Yamagiwa, short plays

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...to everyone who made Boston Theater Marathon XX possible! See you next year!

Great news from KCACTF 2015!

April 22nd, 2015 in Alums, Blog, Gary Garrison, KCACTF, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Livian Yeh, new plays, short plays, Stephanie Brownell

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The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival was held last week, and there is terrific news to share: First-year MFA playwright Livian Yeh (above left) was a co-recipient of the Paul Stephen Lim Asian-American Playwriting Award for her play Nightfall, and graduating MFA playwright Stephanie K. Brownell (above right) won the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award for her thesis play She Eats Apples.

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And Cassie M. Seinuk (above right, with Gary Garrison)—who got her MFA at Lesley University and is our own BTM stage manager—took home the Gary Garrison National Ten-Minute Play Award for her play Occupy Hallmark. (I have a feeling these two will cross paths again very soon...at Boston Theater Marathon XVII!) A full list of this year's KCACTF Michael Kanin Playwriting Award winners is here.

Congratulations everyone (and thanks for sharing your photos)!