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Playwrights’ Platform is gearing up for its 49th Festival of New Plays!
The 2021 festival will take place on Zoom Webinar, providing a safe platform that can be accessed around the world.  This year, we will present 12 plays, one play each day at 7PM (EST), from June 1 to June 13 (no show on June 7).

Festival of New Plays

Festival of New Plays

Here are the playwrights and plays:

This Halloween is for The Ladies by Andrea Aptecker
Holding Pattern by Karla Sorenson
Mom’s Poetry Book by Margie Semilof
Occupied Countries by Jack Rushton
Every Creeping Thing by David Beardsley
I Was Supposed to Marry Sheldon Rosensweig by Roberta Kosberg
Corona Came Calling by Barbara Lewis
National Poetry Month by Susan Sinnott
Swing and a Miss by L.H. Finigan
Field Trip by Ben Scranton
Calling Hours by William Ivers
Rebirth by Vicki Meagher

For the schedule, go to 2021 Festival.

At Playwrights’ Platform, hear your work read by skilled actors at regularly-scheduled meetings and obtain thoughtful and courteous feedback.  Network with playwrights, actors, and directors in a supportive environment that is open to all.  Currently, readings take place on Zoom.  Go to CALENDAR for details.

While readings are open to the public, you must become a member to have a play read and to take advantage of other benefits, including the yearly FESTIVAL and the ACTORS IN RESIDENCE program. For information, go to MEMBERSHIPNew! A discount is available for students in high school or degree programs.

In addition to regular readings, Playwrights’ Platform presents Quickies, short (max 12 minutes) play readings with a special theme.  Check the CALENDAR for dates and more information.

Playwrights’ Platform supports justice for BIPOC.  We hope that this support, combined with a continuation of the arts, will not only help our nation heal, but will lead us to a better place, where all of our citizens are treated equally and where democracy is truly democracy.

Playwrights’ Platform is a non-profit, Boston-area cooperative of playwrights, directors, and resident actors. Since 1973, Playwrights’ Platform has helped develop new theater by providing a forum to explore the process of creating dramatic work.

To learn more about plays written by Playwrights’ Platform members, books of plays featured in past festivals are available on