Boston Theater Marathon XXV 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.

Tickets and COVID-19 Safety
We are thrilled to be able to gather in person to celebrate the BTM’s silver anniversary this year! Audiences are required to wear masks for the duration of their visit. Up-to-the-minute information regarding performance schedules, COVID-19 protocols and ticketing can be found here.

Boston Theater Marathon XXV will be divided into five blocks (each block $30 advance/$35 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.

Wasteland by Kate Snodgrass/Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
Three Seats by Kevin Cirone/The Umbrella Performing Arts
Harrison by Cam Torres/Open Theatre Project
Carnifex by Aidan Scully/Liars & Believers
Meltdown by Susan Lumenello/Entropy Theatre
The Annoying of Europa by Ken Green/Fort Point Theatre Channel
Room 69 by Bruce Ward/Playwrights’ Platform
Reverse the Curse 2004 by Erika Reinfeld/Fresh Ink Theatre
The Great Disappointment (Part 1) by Patrick Gabridge/Northeastern University Department of Theatre
The Right Whale by Michael Towers/Forge Theater Company

Purchase a ticket to the 12pm block

2PM Block (2–4 p.m.)
Ticket purchase includes in-person seat to the 2PM Block plus livestream access for the full day.

Family Business by Tegan Garon/Post-Meridian Radio Players
Seven-At-Eleven by Makena Tingle/Newton Theatre Company
Mystery Man by George Sauer/The Provincetown Theater
The Hour Between Dog and Wolf by Hortense Gerardo/Sleeping Weazel
Now You See Me by Natalie Weinberg/Wheelock Family Theatre
Soulmate by Deirdre Girard/Hovey Players
There Goes the Neighborhood by Fabiola R. Decius/Company One Theatre
Love in a Time of Nothing by Jayne Hannah/SpeakEasy Stage Company
The Bench by Tim Lehnert/The Wilbury Theatre Group
Bee, Plus One by Jamie Lin/Chuang Stage

Purchase a ticket to the 2pm block

4PM Block (4–6 p.m.)
Ticket purchase includes in-person seat to the 4PM Block plus livestream access for the full day.

The Dougyssey by Brian Rust/Hub Theatre Company of Boston
The Lost Profession of Dr. Magister by Jeanne Beckwith/Centastage
The Space Between Us by Julie-Anne Whitney/Central Square Theater
Bookshop by Dallas Coggins-Tuttle/Wellesley Repertory Theatre
Birders Flock to Kentucky by Cassie M. Seinuk/Pilgrim Theatre
Sarah’s Closet by Meagan Fratiello/Museful Intent
At the Door by Hannah Baker/Marblehead Little Theatre
Masks by Brian Arundel/Moonbox Productions
Brown & Boozy by Terrence Kidd/Front Porch Arts Collective
Little Wooden Head by Matthew Woods/imaginary beasts

Purchase a ticket to the 4pm block

6PM Block (6–8 p.m.)
Ticket purchase includes in-person seat to the 6PM Block plus livestream access for the full day.

Gone Nuts by Lucas Hasten/Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Options by Dave McCaleb/Titanic Theatre Company
Martinis and Madness by Robert Pushkar/Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Pauligarchy by Wyatt Seder-Burnaford/Boston Project at SpeakEasy Stage
Pretty Things by Summer Hart/Artists’ Theater of Boston
Letting Go by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro/Asian American Playwright Collective
Greenland by Christine Noah/American Repertory Theater
Divine Cardboard by Gabriela Sanders/Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Who’s There? by Sari Boren/Emerson Stage
Tommy and Mary Spell Canajoharie by John Minigan/Theatre on Fire

Purchase a ticket to the 6pm block

8PM Block (8–10 p.m.)
Ticket purchase includes in-person seat to the 8PM Block plus livestream access for the full day.

Al Pals by Allison Fradkin/Gloucester Stage Company
Loose Ends by Arianne Horan/The Huntington
Take Me Home by Christopher Lockheardt/Theatre@First
Sharks and Minnows by Bianca Vranceanu/Apollinaire Theatre Company
Fast Times by David Susman/Firehouse Center for the Arts
Jimmy’s Rib by Jay Eddy/ArtsEmerson
Magpies in the Sky by Bill Lattanzi/Suffolk University Department of Theatre/Deadword Theatre Company
Mahsa’s Last Song by Isabelle Sanatdar Stevens/Boston University School of Theatre
Opaque Couché by Courtney O’Connor/The Lyric Stage Company of Boston
This is It by Jack Neary/Acting Out Productions

Purchase a ticket to the 8pm block

All-day livestream
Patrons who wish to enjoy the BTM entirely from home may purchase a ticket to the livestream ($15, fees apply) here. You will receive a link to the livestream approximately two hours before the event begins on May 7. (BTM XXV begins at 12 p.m. EDT)

Purchase a ticket to the livestream


May 7


Boston Playwrights' Theatre
949 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215