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 submitted anonymously. 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.

2024 Festival

2024 Festival

The deadline for submissions to the 2024 Festival is Feb 23 at 11:59pm EST. One play per playwright. Only members and non-member Massachusetts-based playwrights, please. The festival will take place on May 11 and May 12 at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.

Past Festivals