Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

Home of New Plays in Boston

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 35th Season
Welcome to Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, the professional wing of our Graduate Playwriting Program at Boston University.* We produce plays by alumni of our Playwriting Program (and of Boston University faculty and staff) only, and our mission is to serve our writers’  theatrical visions, to guide them into their first productions. We work with talented professionals in all aspects of our productions. Plus, our playwrights are a gifted cadre of theatre artists, and their awards and productions speak to this. Talented alumni continue to write for theaters across the nation and overseas, so explore our website to learn more about them and our current and past professional seasons of new works.
Our 2016–2017 Season
*We are part of the College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts School of Theatre.

Boston Theater Marathon XXIII: Special Zoom Edition

Boston Theater Marathon XXIII: Special Zoom Edition features readings of ten-minute plays by New England playwrights in collaboration with New England theatres, via the video conferencing tool Zoom. BTM XXIII is a free event; audiences are encouraged to lend their support to area theatre companies and to the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund, which provides financial support to theatres and theatre artists in times of need.

Readings begin at 12 noon ET, Monday-Saturday, through May 28. To join the Zoom, click on the "Purchase Tickets" button on the right from your computer, phone, or other device. You’ll need the Zoom app (it's free!) to participate, and it is recommended you call in a few minutes before “curtain” time.

May 15
Special Guest Saturday: StageSource

Auditioning for Mary by John Oluwole ADEkoje
Sponsored by Wellesley Repertory Theatre
Directed by Marta Rainer

Featuring Sarah Nwafor

A Nigerian woman “auditions” for a most unusual role in the United States.

Donate to Wellesley Repertory Theatre

Donate to TCBF

Here is the complete, day-by-day schedule of plays in BTMXXIII.

To purchase last year's Boston Theater Marathon XXII: Special Zoom Edition Anthology, click here.

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Wherever you are, via Zoom! (You will need to download the Zoom app to participate.) The event is FREE—click the "Purchase Tickets" button below to join.