Playwrights’ Theatre presents
Boston Theater Marathon XII On May 23
Warm-Up Laps Featured on May 22
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre will
present the 12th annual Boston Theater Marathon on Sunday,
May 23. The day-long event features 50 ten-minute plays by 51 New England
playwrights, produced by 50 New England theatres in 10 hours.
Boston Theater Marathon has brought playwrights, directors and theaters
together for the past 12 years in an effort to foster collaboration between
artists and producers. Many playwrights have subsequently enjoyed full-length
productions with collaborating theaters because of the relationship forged
during the Boston Theater Marathon.
On May 22, BPT will offer the second year of The
Warm-Up Laps, presented in collaboration with The Boston Center
for the Arts and their resident theatres. Warm-Up Lap performances are
free and open to the public; no reservations are necessary.
The Warm-Up Laps schedule includes:
"A Live Dress" by Martha Jane
Kaufman --1 p.m.
"The Baptisms of St. Genesius" by Richard Snee
-- 4 p.m.
"The Gift Horse" by Lydia Diamond -- 7 p.m.
All net proceeds from the sale of tickets to the Marathon will benefit
the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund which provides
financial support to theatres and theatre artists in times of need.
All performances will take place at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion
at the Boston Center for the Arts, located at 527 Tremont
Street in Boston.
Marathon Plays, Playwrights and Theatres to be featured include:
"Don’t Pick Your Nose"
by Amy Adler, Boston Children’s Theatre
"No Parking" by Ray Arsenault, Merrimack Theatre
"A Lion in the Streets" by Jeanne Beckwith,
Shakespeare & Co.
"We Wait" by Sean David Bennett, Actors’
Studio Of Newburyport
"Bethena" by George Brant, Blackburn Performing
"Kosher Kop" by Robert Brustein, American Repertory
"Movement Two" by Ed Bullins, Roxbury Crossroads
"Make it a Good One" by Elisabeth Burdick,
"Color Coordination" by Benjamin Conrick, Emerson
"Strangers on a Playground" by William Donnelly,
Mill 6 Collaborative
"Ladies in Hats" by Mark Edwards, Nora Theatre
"Fishbowl" by Christine Evans, Publick Theatre,
"In the Absence of Words" by Skylar Fox, New
"Confirmed Sighting" by Patrick Gabridge, Fort
"Dump" by Gary Garrison, New Exhibition Room
"The Committee" by Jim Gordon, Turtle Lane
"Dream City Limits" by Michael Gracia, Our
Place Theatre Company
"Hygiene" by Gregory Hischak, Speakeasy Stage
"2nd Violin" by Israel Horovitz, Gloucester
Stage Co. & Barefoot Theatre Co.
"I Am Profound" by Amanda Hurlburt, Lau Lapides
"Flesh" by Holly L. Jensen, Centastage
"In the Gray Zone" by Paul Kahn, Fortymagnolias
"Rosie’s Things" by Janet Kenney, Holland
"The Driving Force" by Jenny Lecce, Boston
College Dept. Of Theatre
"Bad Santa" by Melinda Lopez & Maxine Lopez-Keough,
Theatre On Fire
"After Hours Stan" by Martyna Majok, Boston
"Tricia and Tony" by George Matry Masselam,
"Diagnosis" by Leah Maxwell, Underground Railway
"Two Socks Discuss Loss" by Walt McGough, The
"It’s the Jews" by John Minigan, Actors’
"All in My Mind" by Mwalim *7, New Urban Theatre
"Cell Promotion" by Jack Neary, New Century
"The Shit Stirring Machine" by Ronan Noone,
Bad Habits Theatre Company
"Girls Plays" by Masha Obolensky, Boston Center
For American Performance
"Motel Therapy" by Cliff Odle, Company One
"And Clouds Made of Bones" by William Orem,
Salem Theatre Company
"Quiet Killers" by Kristin Palmer, Stoneham
"Go to Helen Hunt for It" by Rick Park, Phoenix
"And I Did" by Bruce Post, Orfeo Theatre
"Cheeky Bastard" by Ted Reinstein
"Pressing" by March Schrader, Boston Playwrights’
"Leavetaking" by Barbara Schweitzer, Wheelock
"Total Expression" by Marisa Smith, Wellfleet
Harbor Actors Theatre
"Wasteland" by Katherine Snodgrass, Huntington
"Talky Talk" by George Spelvin, Rough &
"Koi" by Ellen Davis Sullivan, Lyric Stage
"Missing" by Cathy Tempelsman, Village Theatre
"Loaves and Fishes" by Michael Towers, Gurnet
"Pseudoephedrine" by Ken Urban, Pilgrim Theatre
"Open Position" by Christl Watters, Wellesley
For tickets, call 617-933-8600. or visit www.bostontheatrescene.com.