Category: MJ Halberstadt

Poster for ‘Deal Me Out’

February 14th, 2020 in 2019/2020 Season, Alums, Blog, Deal Me Out, MJ Halberstadt, new plays

Halberstadt’s ‘Hardly Soft’

October 19th, 2018 in Alums, Blog, MJ Halberstadt, new plays, short plays

Tonight, playwright alum MJ Halberstadt opens Hardly Soft as part of the Museum of Fine Arts' MFA Late Nites. In the play—which MJ describes as "100% an experiment"—the Placid Purlers knitting group tries to recruit new members and provide brief mini-lessons, but find that their varied strategies for achieving calmness often collide. Audience members encounter characters knitting in the art galleries and are instructed to listen to their conversations and, in some cases, participate. Congratulations!  Tickets and additional details

Alums selected for SpeakEasy’s Boston Project

September 13th, 2018 in Alums, Blog, Laura Neill, MJ Halberstadt, new plays, SpeakEasy Stage Company

Alumni playwrights MJ Halberstadt and Laura Neill have been selected from among 40 applicants to develop an original Boston-centric play as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company’s The Boston Project. They will join returning Boston Project playwright Phaedra Michelle Scott. The three Boston Project playwrights will each receive a commission and have nine months to write and develop their proposed plays.

The Boston Project is a new works initiative that supports the creation and development of new plays set in Boston, which explore what it means to live in this city at this moment and tap into the full breadth of experiences and identities that make up life in the Hub. Work on each play will build toward a two-week developmental workshop, culminating in invited staged readings in June 2019. Congrats!

Three alums in ATB’s ‘This Place/Displaced’

August 17th, 2018 in Alums, Blog, Livian Yeh, MJ Halberstadt, new plays, short plays, Stephanie Brownell

Three alumni playwrights—Stephanie K. Brownell, MJ Halberstadt, and Livian Yeh—are on the bill of Artists' Theatre of Boston's This Place/Displaced, which runs through August 25. Congratulations!

Halberstadt named HPF

September 25th, 2017 in Alums, Blog, Huntington Theatre Company, MJ Halberstadt


Playwright alum MJ Halberstadt has been selected to join the new cohort of Huntington Playwriting Fellows—congrats MJ!

Halberstadt takes home Nortie for ‘The Launch Prize’

May 25th, 2016 in Alums, awards, Blog, Elliot Norton Awards, MJ Halberstadt, new plays


Congratulations to playwright alum MJ Halberstadt, who took home the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script earlier this week for his play The Launch Prize! Read the complete list of recipients here. Hooray everyone!

Halberstadt’s ‘That Time…’

April 8th, 2016 in Alums, Blog, MJ Halberstadt, new plays


Happy opening night to Fresh Ink Theatre Company and That Time the House Burned Down, by alum MJ Halberstadt! The play runs until April 23 right here at BPT—read more about it here.

Halberstadt’s ‘The Launch Prize’

March 3rd, 2016 in Alums, Blog, MJ Halberstadt, new plays


Happy opening night to Bridge Rep of Boston and The Launch Prize, by alum MJ Halberstadt! The Launch Prize runs until March 20—read more about it here.

Familiar face on the Metro

December 17th, 2015 in Alums, Blog, MJ Halberstadt, new plays, short plays


L-R: Playwright MJ Halberstadt and producer Nick Medvescek on the cover of the Boston Metro earlier this week (Photo: Aisha Densmore-Bey)

MJ Halberstadt's new short play Teddy takes place in a moving car! Read all about it here.

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

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.