Each year in March a Playwrights’ Platform committee selects a vibrant variety of member scripts to be produced in our annual June showcase. These new short plays include comedies and dramas performed by our talented Actors-in-Residence — Boston area actors of all ages who perform our plays throughout the year. Each play has its own director, selected by the playwright, from a pool of well known and talented directors from the Boston area.

Audience members participate in the festivities by voting for their favorite plays and actors after each performance. Our festival culminates in a popular Awards Ceremony where we honor Audience Choice for Best Play, Best Actor, Best Director and Playwrights’ Choice for Best Play for each series. We sell out, so get your tickets early!

Hot off the Presses – New Book Featuring work from Our 44th Festival!

The 44th Annual Playwrights’ Platform Festival collection of new plays features nine winning shorts included in their Annual Festival of New Plays. Each year in March a committee of at least three independent evaluators including the producer selects a vibrant variety of member scripts to be produced in their annual June showcase. This collection features plays by Patti Cassidy, Charlie Edwin Fisher, Hortense Gerardo, Lawrence Hennessy, Greg Hovanesian, Margie Semilof, George Smart, David Susman and Nancy Temple, with a foreword by Playwrights’ Platform President, Stefan Lanfer.


Past Festivals