Get your work ready for a future stage!

At Playwrights’ Platform, hear your work read by skilled actors at regularly-scheduled meetings and obtain thoughtful and courteous feedback.  Network with playwrights and meet potential actors and directors in a supportive environment that is open to all.

Currently, Playwrights’ Platform readings take place on Zoom.  Upcoming dates include January 25 and February 8.  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 about becoming a member, go to MEMBERSHIP.  And be sure to ask about our new student discount, which available for students in high school or degree programs.

Playwrights’ Platform is gearing up for its 49th Festival of New Plays!
Like last year’s successful festival, the 2021 festival will take place in June on Zoom Webinar, providing a safe platform that can be accessed around the world!   Submissions must be submitted anonymously and must be less than 15 pages in length.  Email submissions to:

Go to 2021 FESTIVAL for details.  Submissions close March 5 at 11:59PM EST.

And don’t miss  . . .

Every other month, Playwrights’ Platform presents Quickies, short (max 12 minutes) play readings with a particular theme.   Go to CALENDAR and click on the date for information on how to sign up for a Quickie.

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