MJ Halberstadt

Halberstadt’s ‘Hardly Soft’

Tonight, playwright alum MJ Halberstadt opens Hardly Soft as part of the Museum of Fine Arts’ MFA Late Nites. In the play—which MJ describes as “100% an experiment”—the Placid Purlers knitting group tries to recruit new members and provide brief mini-lessons, but find that their varied strategies for achieving calmness often collide. Audience members encounter […]

Alums selected for SpeakEasy’s Boston Project

Alumni playwrights MJ Halberstadt and Laura Neill have been selected from among 40 applicants to develop an original Boston-centric play as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company’s The Boston Project. They will join returning Boston Project playwright Phaedra Michelle Scott. The three Boston Project playwrights will each receive a commission and have nine months to write […]