Category: K. Alexa Mavromatis

Mavromatis’s ‘Stew’ one of The Seven

June 6th, 2019 in Alums, Blog, Boston Theater Marathon XXI, K. Alexa Mavromatis, new plays, short plays

Happy opening to K. Alexa Mavromatis and FUSION Theatre Company, where Alexa’s short play Stew was selected as a winner of the annual short works festival The Seven.

Eclipse 2017

August 21st, 2017 in Blog, Eclipse 2017, Jeffrey Petersen, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Kate Snodgrass

pinhole_view

The entire country (seemingly) stood still for the eclipse today, and we made our own BPT-themed viewers to play along. We weren't in the path of totality, of course, but it was still pretty magical!

viewers

Lunchtime at the 2017 StageSource Conference

June 17th, 2017 in Alums, Blog, Dawn Simmons, Ginger Lazarus, K. Alexa Mavromatis, new plays, StageSource

SS_conf_2017

L-R: K. Alexa Mavromatis, Ginger Lazarus, and Dawn Simmons

Playwriting alums Ginger Lazarus, K. Alexa Mavromatis, and Dawn Simmons led a lunchtime session for playwrights and directors at StageSource's 2017 Conference Arts Activism: Where Do You Fit In? It was an amazing way to spend a Saturday!

 

MYPP at Westford Academy

March 11th, 2015 in Blog, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Massachusetts Young Playwrights' Project, Michael Towers, New Noises, new plays, short plays

Westford_1

Sign in the Westford office

One of my favorite parts of the school year is the Massachusetts Young Playwrights' Project (MYPP), which brings playwright mentors into high schools all over the Boston metro. Over two class visits, we discuss play structure, read short plays, and read and discuss students' work (which are 10-minute plays). The culmination of all this activity is the New Noises Festival in April, when all the participating schools come together for a four-day presentation -- readings using professional actors and directors from the Boston theatre community -- of their work. This year, I am mentoring students at Westford Academy, where the drama program is run by fellow alum Michael Towers. His students visit us regularly to see our plays; they are some of our favorite audience members around here, so it will be fun to see the work they decide to put on the stage.

Westford_2

Our list. These guys know what they're talking about.

Westford_3

Theatre is as revered as athletics at Westford. Mr. Towers shows me his Theatre Wall of Fame.

Westford_4

Pretty impressive!

Westford_5

Westford's Athletic Walk of Fame ain't so bad, either. (This is just the edge of it.)

Westford_6

Mr. Towers in his office.

Alumni news, in brief:

April 24th, 2014 in Absence, Blog, Boston Theater Marathon, Elliot Norton Awards, Gregory Fletcher, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Peter Floyd, Ronan Noone, Steve Barkhimer, The Farm, walt mcgough, Windowmen

The Accident

The nominations for this year's Elliot Norton Awards include nods to Steven Barkhimer (Windowmen) and Peter M. Floyd (Absence) in the Best New Script category. Windowmen is also nominated in the Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Design categories; Alex Pollock is also nominated for his performance in Windowmen...

Ronan Noone's short film The Accident (based on his ten-minute play I Glue You and starring Mary McCann and Andrew Rothenberg, above) was an official selection for the Boston International Film Festival earlier this month, and is also an official selection for the Montclair Film Festival next month...

The Farm by Walt McGough is included in the Smith and Kraus anthology New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2014...

A very nice shout-out to Gregory Fletcher's Roast Beef and the Rare Kiss, part of Artistic New Directions' An Eclectic Evening of Shorts: Boxers & Briefs this month...

And...even as we prepare for this year's BTM, the Community College of Rhode Island presents a bill of student-directed short plays this weekend -- by Patrick Gabridge, Gary Garrison, Lisa Kenner Grissom, Terrence Kidd, K. Alexa Mavromatis, and Cassie M. Seinuk -- from BTMs past...

Alumni news, in brief:

October 29th, 2013 in Alums, Blog, Deirdre Girard, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Lydia Diamond, Monica Bauer, new plays, New Repertory Theatre, Richard Snee, Ronan Noone, stick fly

Read about Richard Snee's latest project -- Kurt Vonnegut's Make Up Your Mind -- which opens at the Lyric this week...

Lydia Diamond's Stick Fly has settled in for a run (through Dec. 22) at Philadelphia's Arden Theatre Company...

Monica Bauer's My Occasion of Sin opens at Detroit Rep on Jan. 9...

Deirdre Girard is one of three Next Voices Fellows at New Rep this season. In the spring, her play Reconsidering Hanna(h) will receive a staged reading as part of the theatre's Next Rep Festival...

Adventures in publishing: The Compass Rose by Ronan Noone has been published by Indie Theatre Now, and Jinxed by K. Alexa Mavromatis is available from Original Works Publishing...

It Came From Rhombus!

October 4th, 2013 in Alums, Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Ginger Lazarus, john shea, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Leslie Harrell Dillen, new plays, walt mcgough

Hear scenes from some of the plays Rhombus playwrights' group has developed over the past ten years in the anniversary extravaganza It Came From Rhombus! The evening will include readings of work by past and present Rhombus members, which is a roster of BPT and BTM alums. Proceeds from the event will benefit Rhombus' creative home -- Boston Playwrights' Theatre!

Monday, October 7, 7 p.m.
Facebook event here

Alumni news, in brief:

September 3rd, 2013 in awards, Blog, John Greiner-Ferris, K. Alexa Mavromatis, MJ Halberstadt, Molly Smith Metzler, Monica Bauer, new plays, Ronan Noone, short plays

Ronan Noone's new play, The Compass Rose (produced by Fat Violet Theatre), is part of NYC's annual 1st Irish Festival Sept. 12-29...

Molly Smith Metzler's Elemeno Pea plays at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre through Sept. 21...

SL1 12:32 a.m. by K. Alexa Mavromatis was voted Audience Favorite at The T Plays V: Last Call, presented by the Mill 6 Collaborative...

MJ Halberstadt's My Grandson the Power Bottom is the next Ink Spots Staged Reading (presented by Fresh Ink Theatre) on Sept. 4...

John Greiner-Ferris was one of The Glass Eye's August playwrights...

Monica Bauer's solo show The Year I Was Gifted will be presented as part of Stage Left Studio's Women at Work Festival Sept. 23-Oct.5...

Final stop this weekend: The T Plays

August 29th, 2013 in Blog, Emily K. Lazzaro, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Rick Park, short plays

The Mill 6 Collaborative's The T Plays V: Last Call is chock full of work by BPT and BTM alums. Lisa Burdick, Patrick Gabridge, Emily Kaye Lazzaro, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Robert D. Murphy, and Rick Park all contributed new short plays to the annual festival, which closes this weekend. Don't miss this fun ride!

Alumni news, in brief:

July 16th, 2013 in Alums, Blog, Donna Sorbello, John Greiner-Ferris, John Kuntz, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Monica Bauer, new plays, Peter Floyd, short plays, Steve Barkhimer, summer

Necessary Monsters, a new play by John Kuntz, is part of this weekend’s Summer Workshop at the Huntington on July 21…

Plank by John Greiner-Ferris is on the bill of LiveWire Chicago Theatre's VisionFest 5: Johnny 5 is Alive 

Monica Bauer will perform her solo show The Year I Was Gifted at 59E59's East to Edinburgh festival this weekend, before taking the play across the pond to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August…

Onstage around these parts: Steven Barkhimer opens in the Nora Theatre Company’s Absurd Person Singular on July 18, and Donna Sorbello is Golde in Reagle Music Theatre’s production of Fiddler on the Roof 

The line-up of this year's installment of Hovey Summer Shorts includes Peter M. Floyd's Big Eddie...

K. Alexa Mavromatis' Jinxed is available for Kindle, and will soon be published as an acting edition from Original Works Publishing...