Playwrights

Some of our playwright members are shown below.

Amy Mevorach

Amy Mevorach has been a member of the Playwrights’ Platform since 2015.

Andrea Aptecker / Board member

Andrea Aptecker’s plays include The Revenge Bureau: 2018 Fem Noire Festival/Image Theater, a “Mrs. Minsees/Nemesis” monologue: New World Theatre’s 2018 Solitary Voice production and anthology publication, Unrequited: The North Shore Readers Theater, You’re Killing Me Already!:  The Playwrights’ Platform 45th Festival of New Plays and anthology 2017, KKK Cookies: Cambridge Center for Adult Education Evening of New Plays 2017, and Goodnight Spouse: CCAE Second Annual Festival […]

Carolyn Palo

Carolyn Palo is a writer and playwright and can be found in various libraries, coffee shops and theaters in and around New England.  Her first short play, “Business Lunch” was performed at the 42nd Annual Playwrights’ Platform Summer Festival, and she is very enthused about her new short play “The Secret Button.” She is a […]

Charlie Edwin Fisher

Charlie has been a member of the Platform since 2014. He has had readings and performances of his works in playwriting festivals locally and in different parts of the country. His play “The Phlebotomist” has been performed in festivals in Sydney Australia, Boston, New York City and San Diego, CA. Charlie is a graduate from […]

Christopher King

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Chris enjoys finding a home at Playwrights’ Platform, where the depth of talent is impressive and the feedback from other playwrights so insightful. Chris began penning plays after college with S.P.A.C. a short play about student protests. For many years his primary scripting was for educational videos and recordings. In the last decade he has taken […]

Cynthia Arsenault

Cynthia Arsenault, psychologist by day, writer by night, is a former director, whose playwriting group, co-founded in ’08 and aptly named Group, encouraged her to take up the pen. Four years later, she is published this year in “Best of 5 Minute Plays for Teens,” “Best 10 Minute Plays of 2017,” and at Monologuebank.com. There […]

Dan Bancroft

Dan’s first play, “Five Guns, Four Bullets,” was highlighted in New York Magazine when it was performed in the 2006 8 Minute Madness Festival in NYC. It was seen again in September 2007 as part of the Mill City Minutes Festival in Lowell, Massachusetts. His short play, “Choices,” won the Audience Choice award for Best […]

David Beardsley

A member of the Dramatist Guild of America, playwright David Beardsley joined Playwrights’ Platform in 2017 and is grateful to be part of this community of writers and actors. He has short plays appearing in 2018 festivals in New York and Kentucky and has been named a finalist for the New World Theater’s 2018 Masterclass […]

George Smart

George Smart is a Boston-based playwright whose thirty 10-minute plays have been produced in Boston, Chicago, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, San Capistrano, Minnesota, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Texas, Ireland, England and the Philippines. His full length play “Mr. Teddy (not a children’s story)” had its world premiere in Boston in June 2014. His group of […]

Geralyn (G.L.) Horton / Board member

Geralyn Horton has been a member of Playwrights’ Platform and written and directed and acted in plays for longer than she cares to recall — mostly in church basements. Horton’s writing career high point may have been the summer of 1990, when her play set in a Boston aborton clinic, Under Siege (aka Choices) was […]

Greg Hovanesian / President

  Greg Hovanesian’s plays have been produced and/or developed by Playwrights’ Platform, Boston Actors Theater, Image Theater, Hovey Players, UAE Theater Festival, Jacklyn Thrapp LLC, Generic Theater, Centastage, and Ya Bird? Productions. In 2016, his one-act play WATER was awarded Best Play at the Playwrights’ Platform’s 44th Annual Festival of New Works.   In June 2019 […]

Hortense F. Gerardo

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Hortense Gerardo is a writer and anthropologist.  Her full-length play, THE TOKEN FALLOPIANS OF MIDDLETON HEIGHTS was selected for Fresh Ink Theatre’s 2017- 2018 staged reading series. Other recently featured works include: VIRTUOUS REALITY (Boston Theater Marathon XX, 2018 Anthology of Best Ten-Minute Plays by Smith and Kraus) and THE SONG OF ODD (MBL Club).  Her […]

Istvan Ver

Istvan Ver is a former Board member and Treasurer of Playwrights Platform. He is artist member of the Cambridge and Concord Art Associations where he exhibits his photographs. Istvan, with his wife Marika Barnett, did write the book and lyrics of a full-length English language musical entitled “Captain Filthy Fred”. During the last four years, […]

Jack Rushton

Jack Rushton: playwright, director, actor. Two dozen of Jack’s short plays have been produced at theaters around the country, including The Fusion Theater’s The Seven, where “George’s Radio” was selected The Andaluz Award winning play of the 2017 Festival. Jack is also a founder of The Weekend Writers Workshop, Newburyport, MA.

Jake Crowley

Jake Crowley a Boston native currently living in West Roxbury. I attended Boston Latin School for six years where I graduated in 2012 and University Mary Washington, graduating in 2016. I became heavily involved in the theater department after taking a playwriting class in the spring of my freshman year, culminating in a short full […]

June Bowser-Barrett

June Bowser-Barrett retired from teaching writing at Middlesex Community College. A resident of Sandwich, she is currently a member of the Sandwich Arts Alliance and Playwrights’ Platform, Boston. In 2009 and 2012, she appeared in the Image Theater’s (Lowell) City Stories Night with “Irish Spring” and “The Bad Dates Contest.” These were later expanded into […]

K. M. Sorenson

K. M. Sorenson, a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, has had plays produced across the United States, including Gallery Players, Actors Studio of Newburyport, Boston Theater Marathon, Image Theater, Arlington Friends of the Drama, Footlight Club, Playwrights’ Platform, Centastage, Firehouse Center for the Arts, ACME Theatre Productions, Shelterbelt Theater, Towne Street Theater, Lakeshore Players, Astor Street […]

Lawrence Kessenich / Secretary

Lawrence Kessenich is a playwright, poet, essayist, novelist, and former amateur actor. He has had sixteen 10-minute plays produced at festivals, and one of them, Ronnie’s Charger, won the People’s Choice Award in a national competition in Durango, Colorado His full-length play Anne Frank Lives! was shortlisted for the Ashland New Play Festival. Kessenich studied […]

Ludmila Anselm

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Ludmila Anselm was born in Siberia, where she lived through the war and studied until entering Leningrad State University. She graduated in 1956 and did research in solid state physics for many years until she decided she was more interested in theater than in atoms. She has been living in Boston since 1997. She is […]

Margaret Gooch

Margaret Gooch joined the Playwrights’ Platform in October, 2015. She was pleased to have her play “A Promising Start” chosen for production at Platform’s 45th Festival and included in the accompanying anthology, 2107, also pleased that the Cambridge Center for Adult Education included another, “The Ws,” in its November, 2017, “Evening of New Play Readings.”  Self-publication […]

Margie Semilof / Vice President

Margie Semilof has had her short plays produced in numerous festivals, such as the Playwrights Platform Theater Festival, Hovey Players in Waltham, the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Mass., the Greenbrier Valley Theatre New Voices Festival, Lewisburg, W.V., Theater East in New York, at ImageTheater’s FemNoire in Lowell, Mass.,  at Stray Kats Theater […]

Marika Barnett

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Born in 1934 in Budapest, Hungary. Survived the Holocaust by hiding with a Gentile family in the industrial section of Pest; hiding in a Roman Catholic convent, located in the Buda Hills. In the last weeks of the war (hiding in a coal-cellar) she and her family were protected by the German SS from the […]

Mark LeDoux / Chairman

Mark LeDoux began researching and writing plays ten years ago while living on the west coast of Maui. His full-length “Jack & Joe” tells the story of fathers-in-law locked in mortal marital combat. That play spawned the development of short plays including “Ratón” and “Switcheroo at the Third Pew”. Before all this, Mark advised organizations […]

Nancy Temple

Nancy Temple has a diverse background in the arts. She has written poetry, studied tapestry weaving, Art History, Interior Design, Arts Administration and playwriting. She was the resident weaver for seven years at the Leverett Craftsmen and Artists. Later, she taught design at Boston-area colleges and worked as a space planner. She has published two […]

Pamela Newton

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Pamela Newton is a playwright and choreographer. In addition to teaching choreography and stage movement, she has been choreographer and movement advisor for many theatrical productions at Boston College and in the greater Boston area. Pam co-developed Dreaming Shakespeare with director John Houchin using improvisation, self-texting, and storytelling in a reconstructed script. She also spent […]

Patti Cassidy

Patti Cassidy began writing plays on a dare in a small Mexican border town. Her first play performed to packed houses there for a weekend. From then on she was hooked. Her pieces have been produced from LA to Paris. She now lives and works in greater Boston where she writes regularly.

Ralph Tufo

Ralph Tufo has written several short plays, over 50 songs, and a musical about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina entitled The Katrina Roadhouse which was performed in September, 2015 at the Winthrop School of Performing Arts. He’s had several staged readings of plays at the following venues: North Shore Community College, Internal Matter in South […]

Ray Arsenault

Ray Arsenault is a psychologist by day and a playwright, director and producer by night (making for long but happy nights). In the ten years that he has been writing plays, Ray has had the good fortune to have his works produced from coast to coast. In 2009 his short work “No Parking” was published […]

Richard Westcott

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Richard Westcott has recently renewed his playwright ambitions. The Image Theater in Lowell, MA read the 10 minute plays “CAULK” and “BACHELOR PARTY” in their 2010 Naughty Readings. “CAULK” was then fully produced by The Provincetown Players as part of their 2011 Spring Festival. In addition to writing, Richard has acted in Northeastern University’s Silver […]

Ron Radice

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After studying with Neil McKenzie, Obie winner at Bard College, Ron’s first play, “Pickpocket”, was written in 1969 and produced in Woodstock, NY by the Performing Arts of Woodstock in March 1970. It went on to win awards at various small theater competitive venues. In 1972, the play was produced by the New York Theater […]

Ronny Almog

Ronny Almog joined the Playwrights’ Platform in the fall of 2015.

Roy Olesky

Roy Olesky has been a member of the Playwrights’ Platform since 2015.

Sandra Weintraub

After a career as a psychologist in industry, I began writing stage plays about five years ago, after the publication of a non-fiction book,The Hidden Intelligence, Innovation through Intuition. Within the last four years, I have had plays produced in Boston, Boca Raton and San Francisco among other venues. Currently working on screenplays and stage plays.

Scott Welty / Resident Photographer

If there is one through line in Scott Welty’s life it is playwriting. From the time his parent’s trundled him off to Lakewood Little Theatre’s Children’s Theatre and up to the present Scott has been writing plays. While in his teens, from his scenario, Scott co-wrote with Ed Dee and Cathy Theobald the children’s play […]

Seamus (Jim) Lucason

An award winning playwright with several plays produced in Ireland and America, Jim Lucason has been a member of the Playwrights’ Platform since 2016. Here are some samples of how his work has been described: William Gibson: “Lucason’s tongue is gifted with a kind of Irish gayety, witty and charming.” Norman Mailer: “To declare that […]

Sherri Stepakoff

Sherri Stepakoff has been a member of the Playwrights’ Platform since 2016.

Sherry Alpert

Single Again is Sherry Alpert’s first play. She took a playwriting course with nationally acclaimed playwright Kirsten Greenidge at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Cambridge, MA, and has been working with Greenidge in subsequent revisions. Alpert has also taken several fiction writing courses, including advanced creative writing in the MFA program at Emerson College. […]

Stefan Lanfer

Stefan Lanfer has been a member of the Playwrights’ Platform since 2012, and served as president during the group’s 2014-15 to 2015-16 seasons. Stefan’s plays include Hadron Collision Therapy (Boston Theatre Marathon, FRESH PRODUCE’d, NYC), Helicopter Parents for Hire (Playwrights’ Platform, Vermont Playwrights Circle), Cry, The Beloved Country (Book-It Repertory Theatre), Gary Grinkle’s Battles with […]

Vicki Meagher / Treasurer

Vicki Meagher is a full-time playwright writing full-length plays. She lives in Nashua, N.H. Her short plays have been produced in New York City, Boston, and Lowell, Mass. Her long plays are available on the New Play Exchange. See vickimeagher.com.