A HARD RESET by Hortense Gerardo APPLES, THE UNIVERSE, AND A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR LATER by Ken Green BLAH BLAH, WOOF WOOF by Monica Jimenez BREATHE by Tina Esper CAKE, DRINKS, AND LIES by Jayne Hannah
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 […]
Visiting Lecturer Hansol Jung has been awarded an Obie Award: “For gripping us with multiple truths from start to finish and weaving a complex yet heart-rending story about the process and rupture of adoption, the judges have awarded an Obie Award for Playwriting to Hansol Jung for Wolf Play.” Congratulations, Hansol!
Adjunct Assistant Professor Melinda Lopez is at the helm of SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, which runs through Feb. 18. Congratulations, Melinda!
Playwright alum Donna Sorbello’s All Sewn Up in Needle Park has its first performance tonight at Theatre Odyssey’s Nineteenth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival in Sarasota, Florida. The Festival runs through the weekend. Congratulations, Donna!
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.)
Congratulations to playwright alum Kira Rockwell, who won the Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award at the Atlanta theatre community’s annual Suzi Bass Awards, for the world premiere of her new play Oh, To Be Pure Again produced by Actor’s Express. Boston audiences will remember Kira’s thesis play The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood, produced by BPT in […]
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 […]
The world premiere of playwright alum Leo McGann’s The Honey Trap opens Nov. 2 at Washington, D.C.’s Solas Nua, a multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to contemporary Irish arts. Set in Leo’s hometown of Belfast, the play explores The Troubles through the lens of an American oral history project. The Honey Trap was Leo’s thesis play, […]
Head of MFA Playwriting Nathan Alan Davis’ The Refuge Plays opened Off-Broadway last night, produced by Roundabout Theatre Company in association with New York Theatre Workshop. The three-act epic—which runs through November 12—follows multiple generations of one Black family over 70 years. You can read all about it here. Above is Nathan with BPT Artistic […]