Yearly Festival of Member Plays

Each year, Playwrights Platform presents a festival of short plays written by members and selected by independent readers. Plays are solicited in the spring, and the festival takes place around early June. Playwrights produce their own plays with the assistance of Playwrights’ Platform, often utilizing the Actors in Residence program. When possible, awards are presented for Best Play, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Director, as determined by a panel of judges.

2020 Festival

PLAYWRIGHTS’ PLATFORM 48TH FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS

Below are the plays and playwrights selected for the 2020 festival.  Congratulations to all!

Dates: June 3 to 7 and June 10 to 14 – One play each evening!
Time: 7pm
Where: Zoom

Wed, June 3: THE TAMED
Written by William Ivers
Directed by Haris Lefteri

Thu, June 4: LIVE FROM COPLEY SQUARE
Written by Johnnie Dun
Directed by Katie Suchyta

Fri, June 5: THIS
Written by Carolyn Palo
Directed by Ann Garvin

Sat, June 6: LOST SEASON
Written by David Beardsley
Directed by Shira Gitlin

Sun, June 7 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY
Written by Karla M. Sorenson
Directed by Sally Nutt

Wed, June 10 STAIN
Written by Laura Olifiers
Directed by Kelly Smith

Thu, June 11 IS IT ME?
Written by Lawrence ‘Nick’ Hennessey
Directed by Mark Davis

Fri, June 12 JENNY MUST DIE
Written by Bill Lattanzi
Directed by Alexandra Smith

Sat, June 13 VENDETTA
Written by Andrea Aptecker
Directed by John Minigan

Sun, June 14: HEART BROKER
Written by Maryanne Truax
Directed by Francis Norton

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