Exploring the Craft and the Mysteries of Playwriting: A Monthly Master Class with Lila Rose Kaplan

November 5th, 2012 by

Exploring the Craft and the Mysteries of Playwriting: A Monthly Master Class with Lila Rose Kaplan

Nov 15, 2012 :

Hi George,

I was wondering if you could pass this along to the Playwrights Platform members. There is an interesting workshop class on playwriting being offered at the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, RI (about an hour from Newton on 95 South). It meets once a month for six months, starting in January.

I’ve taken classes at the Gamm before, and they are excellent.
–Amy Tibbetts

Exploring the Craft and the Mysteries of Playwriting: A Monthly Master Class with Lila Rose Kaplan

Class meets the second Monday of the month from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Jan 14, Feb 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, and June 10

In this monthly workshop, students will develop a new full length-play. Writing exercises will provoke imagination and tighten the craft. Each month students will bring 10-20 pages from their new play to be discussed and critiqued in class and to receive expert feedback. Students will be given writing exercises to prompt new pages. This class will help develop a writing routine and the monthly deadline will help keep students focused and working on their projects. Students will leave this workshop with new tools and a new full-length play. The last class session will include a final showcase of student work. On your mark. Get set. Write.

Register for Playwriting Master Class

Download registration form
Register by phone: Susie Schutt at 401-723-4266 ext. 21

Lydia McGir in Play

November 1st, 2012 by

Roxbury Repertory Theater Presents The Diary of Anne Frank featuring talkback with Playwright Wendy Kesselman

Area Events

Cost: $10.00 – Registration is required.
$5 for students and seniors.

November 02, 2012—08:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Roxbury Community College Mainstage, 1234 Columbus Avenue,
Boston, MA 02120

Playwright Wendy Kesselman’s powerful adaptation and an ensemble of diverse actors tell an urgent and contemporary story, linking the poignancy of Anne’s diary to genocide then and now. Kesselman will lead a talkback at the 8 p.m. performance on Friday November 2.

Performed without intermission, each performance will feature a story by a survivor of genocide from such times and places as the Holocaust, Rwanda and Darfur. We learn how the story of this diary, and the Holocaust of European Jews, have not ended humankind’s bent toward hatred and genocide.

Performances will premiere new text by the playwright and will feature an inspired set design by scenographer Mirta Tocci.

Thursday November 1: 10 AM matinee, 8 PM evening

Friday November 2: 10 AM matinee, 8 PM evening (Meet Playwright Wendy Kesselman)

Saturday November 3: 2 PM matinee, 7 PM evening

Eric Skoglund in Pajama Game

October 28th, 2012 by

Hey everyone,
Here’s your chance to see another show!
The Pajama Game is a classic. The characters are fun and the songs catchy. I’ve got a duet and two solos plus I’m dancing!
I hope you can make it.
November 16 (Friday) and 17 (Saturday) at 8pm and November 18, 2012 (Sunday) at 2pm.
The show is at The Audi (The Concord City Auditorium) 2 Prince Street in Concord, NH.
This is a Reserved Seating show!
For ticket info, go to
Email me back or call me if you any questions.
See you then,

Playwrights Platform on Cable TV

May 30th, 2012 by

Just a quick note to let you know (or remind you) that Scott and I will be appearing this evening on Paul Antokolsky and Leslie Hearn’s cable program,
Taking Care, in part to promote the Playwrights’ Platform Summer Festival.

The date for the TV show is Wednesday, May 30th, between 6 and 7pm. Your segment will be a 30-40 minute joint interview, in which we can discuss your play and the festival, playwriting as an art and a craft, your experiences and goals as a playwright – whatever most interests you about writing for the stage. My co-host (and wife), Leslie Ahern, will also take part in the interview.

The program is produced by BNN-TV at their studios in Egleston Square in Roxbury, with off-street parking available. The show is transmitted live by cable and over the internet, and is then repeated on Friday and Sunday.

Little Left of Centerfest- Don Tongue’s Plays

April 28th, 2012 by

Little Left of Centerfest

The plays VOID and School Portrait Monologues, by Platform Playwright, Donald Tongue, will be performed at the Little Left of Centerfest on Thursday May 10th and Friday May 11th at 7pm at the MCC Theatre – Merrimack Building, 5 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, MA.

LULU’S LAST RIDE by Ron Radice in Spring Playwrights Festival

April 22nd, 2012 by


Friday and Saturday performances at 8PM. Sunday matinees at 2PM. The reading on Saturday the 12th is at 3:30PM. All performances at the Provincetown Theater and call is one-hour before the performance time.

Plays for the first weekend May 4-6

Act I


By Jody O’Neil

Directed by Jody O’Neil


By Josh Coleman

Directed by Vana Trudeau (most likely)


Act II


By Bragan Thomas

Directed by Bragan Thomas


By Paul Pilcher

Directed by Brian Carlson


By Doug Asher-Best

Directed by Margaret Van Sant


By Ron Radice

Directed by Tony Jackman and Bart Murell

Swan Days

March 21st, 2012 by

6th Annual Boston SWAN DayS (Support Women Artists Now)
Our Voices Festival, March 24, 2012, Regis College Fine Arts Center Black Box

Evening of Staged Readings to be held Saturday March 24, 2012, 7:00 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre, Fine Arts Center, Regis College, Weston, MA. This event is FREE and open to the public,seating first come first served. Wheelchair accessible. Complimentary cheese & cracker reception in the lobby at 7:00 p.m. Audience discussion following the performances.
Wendy LementSix Pairs of Hands (excerpt) Ellen Davis SullivanCall of Duty (excerpt) Kelly DuMarWish (short play) M. Lynda RobinsonAn Egg is an Egg (short play) Barbara Blumenthal-EhrlichAttention Shoppers (short play )Geralyn Horton, Two Minute Monologue, Sarah MoonThe Way Life Should Be (excerpt) Nina Louise MorrisonFata Morgana (short play)

Support Women Artists Now event at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 2-4:30 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of readings and performances in celebration of women artists,Sunday, March 25 at 2pm at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (BU). This year’s Boston SWAN Day event will present the new short work of 19 area women artists. The program will be the most diverse ever, including short plays, monologues, poems, short stories, music and dance pieces featuring:
Rae Edelson, Heather Campbell, Mary Conroy, Robbie D’Allesandro,
Diva’s Daughters, Charlene Donaghy, Athena Edmonds, Geralyn Horton,
Lisa Kenner, Mari Moneymaker, Catherine O’Neill, Gabrielle Orcha,
Miriam Raiken-Kolb, Regina Ramsey, Erin Webb, Debbie Wiess and Wyoma.
The Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, on the edge of BU’s West Campus
is located at 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.
Pleasant Street T-stop on Green line B train
For directions to theatre: