Douglass’ ‘Maiden Voyage’

Playwriting alum Cayenne Douglass’ play Maiden Voyage opened this week in NYC. The play, which runs at The Flea Theater through March 17, follows the first all-female patrol on a United States submarine and explores what marginalized individuals might do under pressure when given an opportunity that was previously unavailable to them.  Audiences will remember […]

Noone’s ‘Thirst’ at Lyric

Performances of Adjunct Assistant Professor (and BU Playwriting alum) Ronán Noone’s Thirst begin this week at The Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Thirst takes place in the Tyrone family kitchen as the events of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night unfold elsewhere in the house. The play, which runs through March 17, had an […]

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 […]

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 […]