Currently, Playwrights’ Platform meetings are being held over Zoom.  See Calendar for details.
The 48th Annual Playwrights’ Platform Festival opens Wed, June 3rd at 7pm.  We have watched with the rest of the country as POC have struggled for their lives, as George Floyd was murdered on camera, as press coverage of peaceful protests have been largely re-directed to coverage of violence.  This year, we are encouraging audience members to consider donating to the following organizations: NAACP Boston Branch, Black Lives Matter Boston, Massachusetts Bail Fund, Black and Pink, and Violence in Boston Inc.  It’s our hope that continued support for these organizations, 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, where democracy is truly democracy. 

Festival plays were presented via Zoom, aside donation links for the above-mentioned organizations.

Wed, June 3: THE TAMED
Written by William Ivers
Directed by Haris Lefteri
Mom: Kristen Dattoli
Son: Nate Stephenson
Uncle: Bill Stambaugh

Written by Johnnie Dun
Directed by Katie Suchyta
Deborah: Lis Adams
Stan: Jay McCarthy
Officer Frank: Garrett Olson
Nick: Stephen Sampson
Stephen: Eric Skoglund
Claudia: Alison Wachtler

Fri, June 5: THIS
Written by Carolyn Palo
Directed by Ann Garvin
Joanne: Amy Talbot
Mel: Jerry Bisantz
Laura: Jessica McGetterick

Sat, June 6: LOST SEASON
Written by David Beardsley
Directed by Shira Gitlin
Toni: Shelley Brown
Chloe: Madeleine Marat
Butterfly Puppeteer: Kayla Gitlin
Puppet Designer: Emily Gitlin

Written by Karla M. Sorenson
Directed by Sally Nutt
Joe: Eric Skoglund
Gil: Anand Sitaram

Wed, June 10: STAIN
Written by Laura Olifiers
Directed by Kelly Smith
Liz: Alissa Cordeiro
Sarah: Meredith Saran
Allison: Adriana Alvarez
Connie: Mary Ferrara

Thu, June 11: IS IT ME?
Written by Lawrence ‘Nick’ Hennessey
Directed by Maegan Pitcher
Woman: Pam Battin-Sacks
Man: Steve Sacks
Mr. Ackerman: Evan Kneedler

Fri, June 12:  JENNY MUST DIE
Written by Bill Lattanzi
Directed by Alexandra Smith
Lucky: Liz Adams
Artemis: Amanda Dane
Agamemnon: Cristhian Mancinas-Garcia
Jenny: Mara Elissa Palma
Clytemnestra: Karin Trachtenberg
Achilles: Trinidad Ramkissoon

Sat, June 13: VENDETTA
Written by Andrea Aptecker
Directed by John Minigan
Agatha: Andrea Aptecker
Reg: Cristhian Mancinas-Garcia

Sun, June 14: HEART BROKER
Written by Maryanne Truax
Directed by Francis Norton
Melinda: Regine Vital
Steve: Drew Cleveland

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.

At regularly-scheduled, open-to-the-public meetings, Playwrights’ Platform presents readings of members’ plays, both long and short form.   Each play reading is followed by a feedback session that helps playwrights improve their work.

Currently, meetings are held over Zoom, which is free for users.  Go to zoom.us for information about accessing the platform.  For information about normal meeting locations, go to Where We Meet.

While meetings 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.

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