Each year in March, a producer selects plays written by our members to be produced in our annual festival in June. These short comedies and dramas are performed by Boston-area actors. Each play has its own director, selected by the playwright. Awards are presented for Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Play.

2017 Festival

45th Annual Playwrights’ Platform Festival of New Plays

2017 Festival Winners:

  • Best Play:
    MERCY, written and directed by Lawrence Kessenich; roles played by Thomas Grenon and Eric Skoglund.
  • Best Actress:
    KATHLEEN MONTELEONE, for portraying the title character in MRS BROOMHAUSEN by Margie Semilof.
  • Best Actor:
    MATTHEW LUNDERGAN, for Rhett in VIRTUOUS REALITY by Hortense Gerardo.
  • Best Director:
    JAY PENSION, for VIRTUOUS REALITY by Hortense Gerardo.

Plays and playwrights in our 2017 festival:

  • Andrea Aptecker, YOU’RE KILLING ME ALREADY
  • Hortense Gerardo, VIRTUOUS REALITY
  • Margaret Gooch, A PROMISING START
  • Lawrence “Nick” Hennessy, WHEN HARRY MET CIALIS
  • Lawrence Kessenich, MERCY
  • Jack Rushton, OUT HERE
  • Margie Semilof, MRS. BROOMHAUSEN
  • George Smart, MEDIUM, WELL DONE

The Festival ran for three performances: June 1, 2, and 3 at 8 pm at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02115.

You can buy a book of plays in our Festival at Amazon: The 45th Annual Playwrights’ Platform Festival: A Collection of New Plays.

Past Festivals