Boston Theater Marathon XXVI 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.

Boston Theater Marathon XXVI will be divided into five blocks (each block $30 advance/$35 day-of-event, no fees), 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.
Apples, the Universe, and a Little Something for Later by Ken Green/Moonbox Productions
John Cassidy Had Cooties by Ronán Noone/The Lyric Stage Company of Boston
James Brown Realness by Kayla Sessoms/Front Porch Arts
Something in the Air by Scott McCrea/Museful Intent
Road Trip by James McLindon/Liars & Believers
Luz and Urduja by Michelle M. Aguillon/CHUANG Stage
The House on 3rd Way by Grant MacDermott/Centastage
Speed Dating by Curt Strickland/Titanic Theatre
The Kiss by Anne Undeland/SpeakEasy Stage Company
Timeshare by Christine Benvenuto/Exiled Theatre

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.
Leap/Fly by Patrick Gabridge and Evan Northrup/Plays in Place
What Evil Lurks in the Minds of Men? by M. Boeni/Dream Role Players
Cakes, Drinks, and Lies by Jayne Hannah/Studio Theater Worcester
A Hard Reset by Hortense Gerardo/Off Kendrik
Surface Tension by Natalie Weinberg/Hub Theatre Company
Lie Becomes Truth by Terrence Kidd/Central Square Theatre
Sea Change by L.W. Lucas Hasten/Umbrella Stage Company
Hostage (or not a play about betta fish) by Cassie M. Seinuk/M&D Playhouse
Picture Bride by Judith Boyajian Strang/Fresh Ink Theatre
That Feeling When You’re the County Sheriff by Charlotte Lang/University of Rhode Island

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.
Echo & Narcissus composed by Jake Landau, book and lyrics by Emily Garber/Boston Theater Company
The Great Harvest by Dori A. Robinson/Sleeping Weazel
Tell Me A Story by Angele Maraj/Newton Theatre Company
Wolfman and Janice by John Manderino/Trinity Repertory Theatre
No Faces Allowed by Michael Pisaturo/Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Did You Get Yo Invite? by Letta Nealy/Revolution of Values
Thanksgiving at Shady Pines by Kate Katcher/The Wilbury Group
Death and the Time Traveler by Matthew Moore/Deadword Theatre Company
You Should Talk To Someone by Rory O’Neill/Northeastern University
The Mom and the Mountain by Maggie Kearnan/Theatre on Fire

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.
Breathe by Tina Esper/Tufts University
Strawberry Shortcake by Mary Darling/Hovey Players
Secret Menu by Vivian Liu-Somers/Asian American Playwright Collective
Tryst by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro/Playwrights’ Platform
Concealed Carry by Charles Hertz/Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
The Great Pickleball Debacle by Gary Duehr/imaginary beasts
In the Moment by Nate Herzog/American Repertory Theatre
Limited Engagement! by Erin FM/Gloucester Stage
Interstate by Brandon Zang/Asian American Theatre Artists of Boston
Molting by Michael Towers/Forge Theater Company

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.
Blah Blah, Woof Woof by Monica Jimenez/The Huntington
Daighter by Bill Lattanzi/YAZPLS LLC
How to Build a Fire by Isabelle Sanatdar Stevens/Company One Theatre
His Weapon Loves Me by Sari Boren/Wheelock Family Theatre
Zodiac Zoe by Fabiola R. Decius/Open Theatre Project
Members of the Public Are Requested to Remain Behind the White Line by Marc Harpin/Greater Boston Stage Company
Less Than More Than Friends by Gabriela Sanders/Teatro Chelsea
Oh, Say Can You (TH)C? by Rick Park/Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Parking Lot by Robin Goldberg/Theatre@First
The Reality of Bob 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, no fees) here. You will receive a link to the livestream approximately two hours before the event begins on May 5. (BTM XXVI begins at 12 p.m. EDT)

Purchase a ticket to the livestream

Five Block Pass
This package offers admission to all five Blocks (12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, and 8PM) of Boston Theater Marathon XXVI at a discounted rate, as well as access to the livestream of the event. Please note: Pass holders will be required to exit the theatre between performance blocks.

Purchase a Five Block Pass

Upcoming

May 5, 2024 | 12-10 p.m.

Venue:

Boston Playwrights' Theatre
949 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215