Boston Theater Marathon XXIV features 50 ten-minute plays written by New England playwrights and presented by New England theatre companies which donate their time (and talent!) to this annual event. Net proceeds are gifted to the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund, which helps area theatre artists and companies in crisis. You can learn more about this annual event here.
This year’s BTM marks the return to our “in-person” event (having performed via the videoconferencing tool Zoom in 2020 and 2021) and the return of the BTM to our home theatre on Comm Ave. (Huntington Theatre Company’s Virginia Wimberly Theatre was the BTM’s home from 2005-2019.)
Tickets and COVID-19 Safety
We are thrilled to be able to gather in person this year. Learn more about our COVID-19 Safety policies and protocols. Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, we have made the decision not to offer an all-day pass for BTM XXIV. We hope the all-day pass can return next year, for the BTM’s silver anniversary event!
Boston Theater Marathon XXIV will be divided into five blocks (each block $20 advance/$25 day-of-event, fees apply), each featuring ten plays and running approximately one hour and 40 minutes (or 100 minutes). The 20-minute break between blocks will allow us to circulate fresh air through the theatre and give audience members time to stretch their legs and grab a snack…or race home to continue watching the event via livestream!
Patrons who purchase a ticket to any part of the in-person event will also receive a link to the event livestream, so they may continue their BTM experience outside the theatre if they wish.
12PM Block (12–2 p.m.)
Ticket purchase includes in-person seat to the 12PM Block plus livestream access for the full day.
Small Steps by Jeanne Beckwith, Cape Cod Theatre Company
From the Rooftops of Tunguska by Sophia Sloan, Fresh Ink Theatre
Drop the Mask by Bill Lattanzi, Liars & Believers
Leslie and Milton by Steven Bogart, the Nora @ Central Square Theater
Ladies Night by Fabiola R. Decius, Artists’ Theater of Boston and Brandeis University Dept. of Theater Arts
Poise by Andrea Aptecker, Marblehead Little Theatre
The Next Thing I Know by Janet Kenney, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
Lemon Tart by Amy Adler, SpeakEasy Stage Company
Old Acquaintance by Alan Brody, Underground Railway @ Central Square Theater
The New Game by Ernest Lorentsov, Teatro Chelsea
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2PM Block (2–4 p.m.)
Ticket purchase includes in-person seat to the 2PM Block plus livestream access for the full day.
A Quantum Carol by Patrick Gabridge, Post-Meridian Radio Players
Allie by Grant MacDermott, Flat Earth Theatre
Precious Stuff by Maia Cataldo, Playwrights’ Platform
Playing Chopsticks by Michael Lin, The Lilac Players
Buffering by Scott Malia, Northeastern University Dept. of Theatre
Legacy by Daysha Veronica, Our Place Theatre Project
The Pros and Cons of Implosion by R. D. Murphy, Theatre@First
In Thunderbird Veritas by Cliff Odle, The Umbrella Stage Company
Stale Mate by Eric Henry Sanders, Cohasset Dramatic Club
Ankita and Chandni by Fatima Maan, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
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4PM Block (4–6 p.m.)
Ticket purchase includes in-person seat to the 4PM Block plus livestream access for the full day.
Confessions by Christina R Chan, Open Theatre Project
A Place for Us by Leila Teitelman, Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Man’s Best Friend by Tim Lehnert, The Wilbury Theatre Group
Things You Should Know When Setting Up an Ofrenda by Andrew Siañez-De La O, Huntington Theatre Company
Golp by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, Theatre on Fire
Not Exactly Dope by Terrence Kidd, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse
Clean, Brush, Sweep, Dust by Gary Garrison, Forge Theater Company
To Find the Words by David Valdes, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Virginia Slim With Ten Minutes to Go by Kevin Cirone, Titanic Theatre
The Kids From the Lake by Deirdre Girard, Boston College Dept. of Theatre
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6PM Block (6–8 p.m.)
Ticket purchase includes in-person seat to the 6PM Block plus livestream access for the full day.
Karen by Kirsten Greenidge, Company One
Speechless by Cassie M. Seinuk, Firehouse Center for the Arts
Rewilding by Sam Noble, American Repertory Theater
North Star by Kyla Schultz, Wheelock Family Theatre
The Shave by Catherine O’Neill, Gloucester Stage Company
Escape From Faux Pas by Cynthia Faith Arsenault, Moonbox Productions
Ghosting by Joe Antoun, Front Porch Arts Collective
Weathered by Andrea Fleck Clardy, Sleeping Weazel
Graveyard Shift by Amy Bennett-Zendzian, Entropy Theatre
Falling Through the Air by Monica Jimenez, Actors’ Shakespeare Project
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8PM Block (8–10 p.m.)
Ticket purchase includes in-person seat to the 8PM Block plus livestream access for the full day.
A Song of Morning by Hortense Gerardo, Asian American Playwright Collective
Leader of the Band by Dave McCaleb, Pilgrim Theatre
Here She Comes Now by William Orem, Centastage
…and Then There’s Aaron Burr by Ken Green, Hub Theatre Co. Of Boston
Two Sides of the Same Coin by Michelle M. Aguillon, Hovey Players
Lois Returns by John Minigan, Fort Point Theatre Channel
Text Me When You Get There by Abby Kaye, Suffolk University Theatre
Satan at Walmart by James McLindon, Imaginary Beasts
Ars Moriendi by Jessica Durdock Moreno, Apollinaire Theatre Company
Concede or Die by Jack Neary, Actors Studio of Newburyport
A Dictionary of Emotions in a Time of War by Elena Astasyeva, Translated from the Russian by John Freedman, Arlekin Players
Purchase a ticket to the 8pm block
Patrons who wish to enjoy the BTM entirely from home may purchase a ticket to the livestream ($10, fees apply) here:
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