Each year in March, a producer selects plays written by our members to be produced in our annual festival in late May/early June.

These short comedies and dramas are performed by Boston-area actors. Each play is self-produced by the playwright.

Awards are presented for Best Play, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Director.

2018 Festival

The 46th Annual Playwrights’ Platform Festival of New Plays was held at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre on May 31, June 1, and June 2.

2018 Festival Winners were:

  • Best Play:
    MUTE, written by Lawrence Kessenich
  • Best Actress (tie):
    Kim Anton Myatt, for Colleen in MUTE by Lawrence Kessenich
    Katie Suchyta, for Rachel in FRANK AND RACHEL by Nancy Temple
  • Best Actor (tie):
    Brian Dion, for Hugh in MUTE by Lawrence Kessenich
    Eric Skoglund, for Brian in AN EXPLOSION OF HANDS by George Smart
  • Best Director:
    Karen Dervin, for MUTE

Plays and playwrights in the 46th Annual Festival were:

  • An Explosion of Hands – George Smart
  • Anne Get Your Firearm – Hortense Gerardo
  • Boomers at Bonnaroo – Vicki Meagher
  • Flotation – Margie Semilof
  • Frank & Rachel – Nancy Temple
  • Mute – Lawrence Kessenich
  • Roboteacher – Greg Hovanesian
  • Secret Button – Carolyn Palo

Past Festivals