It’s Our 50th Anniversary!

Let’s make 2022 a great year for theater!   Readings are still on Zoom, but we hope to meet in person, too, as soon as it is safe for our members and actors.  Go to CALENDAR for the latest schedule.

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.   

Playwrights’ Platform is based in the Boston area.  You must be a member to schedule a play reading 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.

Festival of New Plays

Please remember that Playwrights’ Platform depends on its members for plays and for feedback, so try to attend readings and support your fellow writers and actors.

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