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. The festival takes place in 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.

2022 Festival

Playwrights’ Platform 50th Festival of New Plays












June 7, 7:30 pm EST on Zoom

Cary Grant’s Glasses by Margie Semilof
Directed by Rachel Ollagnon
Kate – Rachel Ollagnon
Chris – Phil Thompson

Shakespeare and Juliet by Andrea Aptecker
Juliet – Ashley Risteen
Shakespeare – Nile Hawver

Ties That Bind by Nancy Temple
Directed by Ronni Marshak
Carol – Lis Adams
Kim – Gillian Gordon

June 11, 7:30 pm in person at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

Act I
Six Adams by Lawrence Kessenich
Directed by James Peter Sotis
Narrator – Jacqui Amrich
God – Danny Mourino
Gabriel – Emily Goldstein
Lucifer  –  Kevin Paquette

The Head of Shamus Delaney by Ben Scranton
Directed by Ben Scranton
Jack Looney – Jack Dacey
Keegan Deegan – Eric Cheung
Shamus Delaney – Johnny Mooers
Maureen Looney – Lynda Blair Vernalia
Mary Deegan – Kate Mahoney

The Darling’s Custody Battle by June Bowser-Barrett
Directed by June Bowser-Barrett
Harold – Jonathan Brandl
Maude – Lis Adams
Attorney – June Bowser-Barrett

This Getting Old Is Getting Old by Ralph Tufo
Directed by Sonya Joyner
Adele – Kathleen Monteleone
Harry – Kevin Groppe

Act II
Chipped by Kay Bullard
Directed by Kyle W. Porter
Cook – Scott Tobin
D-Mo – Jonathan Shulman

Silvertone by Bill Lattanzi
Directed by Jess Meyer
Emma – Ashley Risteen
Carlo – Eric Cheung
Jimmy P – Cristhian Mancinas García

Last Ride for Wonder by Vicki Meagher
Directed by June Bowser-Barrett
Jane – Amy Talbott
Howard –  Lanny Rubin

Past Festivals