Category: Rick Park

Park part of 2017 Boston Project

July 14th, 2016 in Alums, Blog, Boston, new plays, Rick Park

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Congratulations to Rick Park (on the left—playwrights Bill Doncaster and Obehi Janice also have work in development through this program), whose proposal for a new play—Knock Down, Drag Out—was accepted as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company’s 2017 Boston Project! Read more about this exciting program here.

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!

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July 23rd, 2013 in Alums, Blog, Ginger Lazarus, John Greiner-Ferris, Karen Zacarías, Kate Snodgrass, Melinda Lopez, new plays, Peter Floyd, Rick Park, Ronan Noone, Sinan Ünel

Ginger Lazarus, Rick Park — and a slew of BTM favorites including William Donnelly and Patrick Gabridge — will ride the rails for this summer’s installment of The Mill 6 Collaborative’s The T Plays IV: Rush Hour… 

John Greiner-Ferris and Peter M. Floyd are on the bill of Hovey Players’ Hovey Summer Shorts in July…

Karen Zacarías’ Jane of the Jungle (with music by Deborah Wicks La Puma) opens at South Coast Rep on May 25…

BTM not enough? If you need even more short plays in your life, take a listen to the newest additions to the Emerging America Festival’s podcast collection, which includes site-specific playlets by Melinda Lopez, Ronan Noone, Kate Snodgrass, and Sinan Ünel…

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June 11th, 2013 in Alums, Blog, Lydia Diamond, Melinda Lopez, new plays, Rick Park, walt mcgough, Zayd Dohrn

Melinda Lopez talks about Becoming Cuba with The Coast News

Lydia Diamond contributed the script to Central Square Theater’s Never Far From Home: Love Songs About Leaving, which opens next week…

Zayd Dohrn’s new play Muckrakers opens next week at Barrington Stage…

Rick Park is The Duke in Commonwealth Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, opening in July…

“It’s the connection,” says Walt McGough…

Winning trio

May 15th, 2013 in awards, Blog, Boston, Boston Theater Marathon XV, KCACTF, Michael Parsons, Rick Park

A trio of Boston KCACTF winners at last month’s National Festival in Washington, D.C.: Rick Park (L) won the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting for Gay Guy, Fat Girl; Lesley University’s Lisa Kenner Grissom (C) won the National Ten-Minute Play Award for Tattoo You; and Michael Parsons (R) won the Rosa Parks and the John Cauble Playwriting Awards for his play Homeland and one-act The Lighthouse. All three of these fabulous writers also had short plays in last weekend’s Boston Theater Marathon XV (including Lisa’s winning play).

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April 9th, 2013 in Alums, Blog, John Greiner-Ferris, Karen Zacarías, Lydia Diamond, MJ Halberstadt, Molly Smith Metzler, new plays, Rick Park, walt mcgough

Lots to look forward to in the way of alumni productions this spring and summer…and beyond. Here’s a round-up (by no means all-inclusive, of course):

John Greiner-Ferris’ Plank will get “Fresh Produce-d” by NYC’s The Glass Eye on April 18…

Can’t Wait Productions will present MJ Halberstdt’s The DaVinci Commission in May…

Molly Smith Metzler’s Close Up Space opens at Houston’s Main Street Theater on May 23…

Rick Park’s Please Report Any Suspicious Activity (from BTM XI) is on the bill of Miami’s City Theatre’s Summer Shorts this summer…

Boston Actors Theatre will produce the world premiere of Walt McGough’s Paper City Phoenix in July…

Just Like Us, by Karen Zacarías (based on the book by Helen Thorpe) is on the calendar for the Denver Theatre Center’s 2013-14 season…

Lydia Diamond’s Stick Fly will be produced by Spinning Tree Theatre next season…

(Alumni News will return on May 7.)

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March 26th, 2013 in Alums, Blog, Deirdre Girard, Gregory Fletcher, Karen Zacarías, M. Lynda Robinson, new plays, Off-Off-Broadway, Rick Park, short plays

Deirdre Girard’s Direct Line is on the bill at Image Theater’s FemNoire Mar. 29-30; also this week, her thesis play The Christina Experiment will be part of Stony Brook University’s Rogue Reading Series

Gregory Fletcher’s short play The Moon Alone is being produced in the festival Boxers & Briefs by Off-Off-Broadway’s Artistic New Directions at Theatre 54 in the Shelter Studios and Theatre, March 27-31. Directed by Troy Miller, it features Leigh Dunham, Lue McWilliams, and Bridget Ori.

M. Lynda Robinson (and actor and casting director extraordinaire Kevin Fennessy) will offer a workshop on Mar. 30, The Business of Acting: Approaching a Career, at Zero Point Theatre Company…

Rick Park’s short play Men on First and Third(formerly Go to Helen Hunt For It, part of BTM XII) was voted “Best in Snow” at the Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival

Karen Zacarías reflects on her residency at Arena Stage…

Park’s ‘Gay Guy, Fat Girl’ wins Mark Twain Prize

March 3rd, 2013 in Alums, Blog, KCACTF, Rick Park

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Rick Park’s Gay Guy, Fat Girl is one of two recipients (along with Josh Levine’s Homemade) of the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting.

The award is part of the Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Program, a series of awards presented annually by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and comes with a $1,000 cash award, an expense-paid invitation to attend the National Festival in D.C. April 16-20, membership in both the Dramatists Guild and the Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis, and a professional development residency – typically two weeks in duration – with an organization/entity to be determined.

Congratulations, Rick!

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February 26th, 2013 in Alums, Blog, Colleen Hughes, Joyce Van Dyke, Kate Snodgrass, MJ Halberstadt, new plays, Rick Park, short plays

Kate Snodgrass will be a featured playwright at this year’s Great Plains Theatre Conference in May, where she will respond to work from playwrights all over the country…

Joyce Van Dyke is one of nine area playwrights selected to receive grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council…

MJ Halberstadt’s A Mother’s Heart and Rick Park’s Laissez les bon Temps Roulezare part of Heart & Dagger’s Such Times: A Sex Fest of Short Original Plays,opening this weekend at BPT…

And that’s just part of MJ’s busy week, as his short play there must ALways be A KAren is one of three plays featured in Interim Writers’ Have You Read? new play series on Mar. 3…

Colleen Hughes on punctuation personalities and the conflict between being a playwright and copyeditor…

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February 19th, 2013 in Blog, Deported: A Dream Play, Emily K. Lazzaro, IRNE Awards, Jaclyn Villano, Karen Zacarías, Melinda Lopez, Molly Smith Metzler, new plays, Rick Park, Steve Barkhimer, The Company We Keep

Lots of BPT love in the 2013 IRNE nominations last weekend: Jaclyn Villano’s The Company We Keep (Best New Play, Small Theatre); Molly Trainer (Best Costume Design, Small Theatre, for Deported/a dream play); Steven Barkhimer for his work onstage (Best Supporting Actor – Musical, Small/Mid-size Theatre) and off (Best Music Director, Small/Mid-size Theatre) in Stoneham Theatre’s Lumberjacks in Love; Melinda Lopez (Best Supporting Actress – Drama, Small/Mid-size Theatre) for The Motherf**ker With the Hat at Speakeasy Stage; and Rick Park (Best Supporting Actor – Drama, Small/Mid-size Theatre) for Company One’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Molly Smith Metzler’s Elemeno Pea opens at Mixed Blood Theatre this week…

Also opening this week, The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías, at Geva Theatre Center…

Onstage, Emily Kaye Lazzaro opens this week in Heart & Dagger’s production of Strindberg’s A Dream Play

And speaking of alums hitting the stage, you can also catch Steve Barkhimer in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s Middletown