Congratulations to playwright alum and Adjunct Assistant Professor Melinda Lopez, who won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script (with co-writer Joel Perez) for Huntington Theatre Company’s Black Beans Project!
Tell us a little about your play. Michael and Michelle meet at an event at the old Presidio Military Base located at Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. In one instant, they were strangers; in the next instant, they bonded as if they were lifelong friends. The Presidio event commemorated a tragedy that occurred during […]
Feature from BU Today One of the 50 plays is titled Drop the Mask, but you still can’t do that at Boston Theater Marathon XXIV. After two years of virtual performances because of COVID, the annual showcase of short plays returns to live, in-person theater on Sunday, May 1—and to its original home on the […]
Tell us a little about your play. August 2021. Allie is a whip-smart high school senior who is mechanically inclined. Give her a screw driver and a cell phone and she can solve any problem. Give her a 3D printer and a place to stand and worlds shift. Her neighbor, Mr. Gordon, has a car […]
Tell us a little bit about your play. When you’re in the mountains looking over the trees, sometimes, you feel limitless. That’s how Abby always felt, anyway. It’s her first time bringing someone to her father’s mountain and she thinks that they might be her North Star, the one to guide her home and keep […]
Tell us a little about your play. …And Then There’s Aaron Burr… is a play about the pandemic, but NOT about the pandemic. Two friends meet after things have eased up a bit, but one person eventually confesses that they’ve managed to find a (personal) silver lining to this whole horrible time. And the whole […]
Review from The New England Theatre Geek BOSTON — There is nothing more hardcore than birthing a baby (sorry BASE jumpers). It’s not “the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced” as my own father put it. Babies are metal AF. Just like many other XXXtreme tasks, delivering and rearing a baby doesn’t come naturally to […]
A literal look behind the scenes at Marina Sartori’s set for Beasts, by Cayenne Douglass, which has its first performances next week.
Second-year playwright Jay Eddy’s Driving in Circles is one of two works named as a winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ 2022 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater. Richard Rodgers, who was elected to the Academy in 1955, endowed these awards in 1978 to nurture talented composers and playwrights by enabling their […]
Second-year playwright J. C. Pankratz was awarded one of Synecdoche Works’ first Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowships for Works in Heightened Language for their play Seahorse. The fellowship recognizes exceptional full-length or one-act plays; Seahorse was selected from more than 350 submissions from all around the globe. Congratulations, J. C.!