Each year, an independent reading committee selects a vibrant collection of member scripts to be produced in our annual festival. These new short plays include comedies and dramas that directed and performed by local artists, including many from our talented Actors-in-Residence program. In concert with our June, 2015 festival – our 43rd (!) – are thrilled to offer a published compilation of eight of the nine short plays, now available via Amazon.com, at: http://tinyurl.com/qy3kjbe.
Since 1972, the Playwrights’ Platform has been helping Boston-area playwrights hone their craft, and advance their work from page to stage. At twice-monthly meetings during the academic year, our members gather to hear unrehearsed readings of new works, and to share reactions, critiques, and ideas. This book represents our first-ever publication, and the Platform extends its gratitude to Hortense Gerardo, Honorary Board Chair and one of this year’s featured playwrights, for the initiative and leadership in bringing this idea to fruition.
All proceeds from sales of this book directly support the Playwrights’ Platform. We are an all-volunteer nonprofit that depends each year on membership fees, donations, and festival ticket sales to raise our modest operating budget. All of our meetings are free and open to the public. Visitors and new members are always welcome.
Thank you for your investment in new theatre! We hope you enjoy these plays as much as we have.