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Lazarus’ ‘Party Bots’

Congratulations to the cast and creative team of Party Bots by Playwriting alum Ginger Lazarus! The Lyric Stage Company of Boston’s Lyric Back Stage is an educational program for middle school and high school students to learn about theatrical design and technical elements from local technicians and designers. After learning about the technical aspects of […]

Jung wins Obie

Visiting Lecturer Hansol Jung has been awarded an Obie Award: “For gripping us with multiple truths from start to finish and weaving a complex yet heart-rending story about the process and rupture of adoption, the judges have awarded an Obie Award for Playwriting to Hansol Jung for Wolf Play.” Congratulations, Hansol!

Hunter’s ‘Decentered Playwriting’

Congratulations to alumni playwright Les Hunter, whose new textbook Decentered Playwriting (co-edited with Carolyn M. Dunn and Eric Micha Holmes) has just been published by Routledge! Read all about it—and order your copy—here.

Two alums receive EST/Sloan commissions

Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation have announced the EST/Sloan Project commissions for the 2023-2024 season, and two playwright alums are on the list—congratulations to Laura Neill and Elise Wien! (Side note: Applications for next year’s EST/Sloan play commissions will be accepted through Dec. 15.)

Sass’ ‘Incels’ at NYTF

Playwright alum Ally Sass’ Incels and Other Myths plays this weekend (Nov. 9, 11, and 12) as part of the New York Theater Festival, dedicated to self-production, art, and creativity. Readers may remember that Incels and Other Myths was Ally’s thesis play while she was a student at BU, and played BPT in 2021. Ally […]

McGann’s ‘The Honey Trap’ at Solas Nua

The world premiere of playwright alum Leo McGann’s The Honey Trap opens Nov. 2 at Washington, D.C.’s Solas Nua, a multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to contemporary Irish arts. Set in Leo’s hometown of Belfast, the play explores The Troubles through the lens of an American oral history project. The Honey Trap was Leo’s thesis play, […]