Category: Boston Theater Marathon

Thank you…

May 7th, 2018 in Alums, Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston Theater Marathon, Boston Theater Marathon XX, Deirdre Girard, Gary Garrison, Hortense Gerardo, Jack Neary, Jack Welch, Kate Snodgrass, Kirsten Greenidge, Laura Neill, luchadore, Melinda Lopez, Michael Towers, new plays, Pat Gabridge, Peter Floyd, Robert Brustein, Ronan Noone, Rosanna Yamagiwa, short plays

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…to everyone who made Boston Theater Marathon XX possible! See you next year!

We will miss you, Jack Welch

November 16th, 2017 in Blog, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Boston Theater Marathon, Jack Welch

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Jack at Boston Theater Marathon XIV with Ann Baker (next to him) and Kristin Baker (foreground). Photo: Julie Hennrikus (http://bit.ly/2A51ELd)

The deadline for submissions to Boston Theater Marathon XX was last night. Each year, the scripts we receive to consider for inclusion in our signature annual event mark the exciting beginning of a collaborative process that doesn't end until the curtain comes down on the BTM's final play at 10 p.m. sharp. This year, we move into these preparations without our most stalwart supporter, Jack Welch. From Kate: More

Short plays at Weston High

November 16th, 2017 in Alums, Blog, Boston Theater Marathon, Laura Neill, short plays, walt mcgough

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Photo: Laura Neill (http://bit.ly/2zYubPB)

Break a leg to ALL the playwrights on this bill (most of whom have appeared in the Boston Theater Marathon), but especially to playwright alums Walt McGough and Laura Neill (who has three plays in this event)! More

Alumni news, in brief:

April 24th, 2014 in Absence, Blog, Boston Theater Marathon, Elliot Norton Awards, Gregory Fletcher, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Peter Floyd, Ronan Noone, Steve Barkhimer, The Farm, walt mcgough, Windowmen

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The nominations for this year's Elliot Norton Awards include nods to Steven Barkhimer (Windowmen) and Peter M. Floyd (Absence) in the Best New Script category. Windowmen is also nominated in the Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Design categories; Alex Pollock is also nominated for his performance in Windowmen...

Ronan Noone's short film The Accident (based on his ten-minute play I Glue You and starring Mary McCann and Andrew Rothenberg, above) was an official selection for the Boston International Film Festival earlier this month, and is also an official selection for the Montclair Film Festival next month...

The Farm by Walt McGough is included in the Smith and Kraus anthology New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2014...

A very nice shout-out to Gregory Fletcher's Roast Beef and the Rare Kiss, part of Artistic New Directions' An Eclectic Evening of Shorts: Boxers & Briefs this month...

And...even as we prepare for this year's BTM, the Community College of Rhode Island presents a bill of student-directed short plays this weekend -- by Patrick Gabridge, Gary Garrison, Lisa Kenner Grissom, Terrence Kidd, K. Alexa Mavromatis, and Cassie M. Seinuk -- from BTMs past...

Alumni news, in brief:

June 26th, 2013 in Alums, Blog, Boston Theater Marathon, Gregory Fletcher, Heather Houston, K. Alexa Mavromatis, Lydia Diamond, new plays, Peter Floyd, Phil Schroeder, Ronan Noone, short plays

Heather Houston's Supergravity and the Eleventh Dimension opens July 11 at the Factory Theatre, a production by Vagabond Theatre Group...

Lydia Diamond's Stick Fly is part of Arden Theatre Company's 2013-14 season...

Gregory Fletcher directed a reading of the new musical The Fairy Hoax at WorkShop Theater Company last weekend...

Peter M. Floyd's play Absence (a finalist in the 2013 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition) was read on the main stage of Atlanta's Alliance Theatre this week...

Jinxed, by K. Alexa Mavromatis, is included in the new Smith & Kraus anthology The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2012. The volume also includes plays by BTM vets Christopher Lockheart, Nina Mansfield, R.D. (a.k.a. Bob) Murphy, and Marisa Smith. Kirsten Greenidge's Milk Like Sugar (which began its life as Annie Desmond Gets a Tattoo in BTM XI), is in S&K's New Playwrights: The Best Plays 2012, also just published...

And speaking of BTM plays, Ronan Noone's Boyfriend and Phil Schroeder's Bad Dogs and Best Friends were featured in Image Theater's 3 For 3 last weekend...

Alumni news will return on July 9.

The Jon Lipsky Play Anthology

December 5th, 2012 in Blog, Boston Theater Marathon, boston theatre, boston university, Jon Lipsky, Walking the Volcano

You have just a few more days to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign for The Jon Lipsky Play Anthology, two volumes of work by the playwright and BU professor, who passed away last year. Lipsky’s plays appeared regularly in Boston Theater Marathons over the years, and a cycle of eight of the shorts – collectively known as Walking the Volcano – was produced at BPT in 2011.

Take a look at the Web site the Lipsky family has created as a resource for his writing, and definitely watch the video (above) that Lipsky’s son Jonah and collaborator Bill Barclay put together for the project's Kickstarter campaign – it will make you smile, guaranteed!