2018/2019 Season

Playwright Beirut Balutis on ‘Dead House’

Award-winning playwright, educator, and Visiting Professor of Playwriting Gary Garrison talks with MFA playwright Beirut Balutis about the inspiration behind Dead House. Gary: You’ve written about a very specific part of high school: athletics and particularly, football. What’s your connection, if any, to high school football? Beirut: Football was a big ritual in my area. […]

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre Concludes Season of New Plays With ‘Dead House’

Review from BroadwayWorld.com The Boston theater community is enriched by the presence of Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, founded in 1981 at Boston University by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. The BU New Play Initiative is an element of the Boston University College of Fine Arts which fosters a commitment to the School of Theatre’s development of new […]

Playwright Alexis Scheer on ‘Laughs in Spanish’ (part 2)

Part two of award-winning playwright alumna and Adjunct Assistant Professor Melinda Lopez’s conversation with Laughs in Spanish playwright Alexis Scheer. Melinda: And what does ‘Laughs in Spanish’ say that’s true to you? How is that play yours? Alexis: I think it’s the most unapologetically Miami-thing I’ve written. For so long I felt it was something […]

Playwright Alexis Scheer on ‘Laughs in Spanish’ (part 1)

Award-winning playwright and Adjunct Assistant Professor Melinda Lopez talks with Laughs in Spanish playwright Alexis Scheer about process, what’s next, and finding her voice. Melinda: Talk to me about ‘Laughs in Spanish’. Where are you in your process? Alexis: Ready for an audience! It’s hard to develop comedies without them—they’re their own character. So I’m […]