Boston Playwrights’ Theatre Presents
Boston Theater Marathon XIV
And The Warm-Up Laps
May 19 & 20

Fifty-three ten-minute plays by 53 New England playwrights produced by 54 New England theaters presented in just 10 hours. It all happens when Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents the 14th Annual Boston Theater Marathon and the fourth year of The Warm-Up Laps at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston.

Theatre Marathon performances will take place on May 20 from Noon to 10 p.m. (See listing below.) The Warm-Up Laps on May 19 will feature "A Book of Snow" by Joshua Faigen, "The Last Skywriter in the Universe" by Steven Bogart, and "Comes a Faery" by James McLindon. The Warm-Up Laps are presented in collaboration with The Boston Center for the Arts and their resident theaters and are free and open to the public.

The Boston Theater Marathon is an award-winning all-day marathon of new ten-minute plays. The plays are chosen from over 400 entries from New England playwrights, and the selected plays are produced by New England Theatre companies who donate their time to this event.

Generously supported over the years by the Boston University Center for the Humanities and by individual donations, the BTM gives net proceeds to the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund, an organization helping area theatre artists and companies in crisis.

Many playwrights have subsequently enjoyed full-length productions with collaborating theaters because of the relationship forged during the Boston Theater Marathon.

The Plays & Playwrights of Boston Theatre Marathon XIV

"Shrapnel" by Yavni Bar-Yam
"Saving Walter Chronkite" by Cliff Blake
"3 AM " by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
"The Comfort Station" by Robert Brustein
"The Writer and the Talker" by Con Chapman
"Gay Paree" by Andrea Fleck Clardy
"The Flying Winter Princess" by Mary Conroy
"Sarcasms Anonymous" by Robbi D’Allessandro
"Wishful Thinking" by Beth Derochea
"Preview of Coming Attractions" by Andy Dolan
"Animal Boat" by William Donnelly
"Calling Cues" by Fontanel Dubus
"Reproduction" by Elizabeth DuPre
"The Lilac Ticket" by C.J. Ehrlich
"Love, Billy Bunny" by Peter M. Floyd
"Second Lookv" by Patrick Gabridge
"Caught, Without Candy" by Gary Garrison
"Frickin’ Woodpecker" by Deirdre Girard
"Hand Down the Chesterfield" by Tom Grady
"Reality Book Group" by Richard Grossman
"The Cattle" by Michael Hammond
"A Kind of Love Story" by Kevin Hong
"Substitute Corpses" by Israel Horovitz
"Dream Kitchen" by Heather Houston
"Nothing Personal" by Tom Kee
"The Girls" by Lisa Kenner
"Marry-Go-Round" by Susan Kosoff
"The Reluctant Testicle" by Paul J. Lawrence
"Amber Reads" by Melinda Lopez
"King Richards" by Grant MacDermott
"The Experiment" by George Matry Masselam
"Erosion" by Scott McCrea
"The Dinosaurs Have a Request" by Walt McGough
"Pantomimes" by Tyler J. Monroe
"Storrow Drive" by Jefferson Navicky
"The Dramaturg" by Jack Neary
"I Glue You" by Ronan Noone
"Fragment" by Angel Nunez
"The Accidents of Bread" by William Orem
"Stolen Breath" by Rick Park
"Deja Nous" by Michael S. Parsons
"Natural Consequences" by Mary Sue Price
"Designated Sitter" by George Sauer
"The Co-Hoardinator" by Barbara Schweitzer
"Hot Water" by John Shanahan
"Lycanthropy" by Danny Sklar
"Polar Bear Swim" by Marisa Smith
"Sad Times On Pine Island" by Donna Sorbello
"The As-If Sisters" by Erin Striff
"Frosty" by Ellen Davis Sullivan
"Edgar and Patrick" by Ken Urban
"A Game of Chicken" by Sean Walsh
"Arts and Sciences" by Sheri Wilner

The Theatre Community Benevolent Fund (TCBF) is a non-profit theatre community organization administered by StageSource for the benefit of its individual and organizational members and the theatre artists who are or have been employed by those organizations who face dire need and require financial assistance. TCBF provides financial relief in a confidential, respectful manner to individual and organizations facing extreme illness, catastrophic acts of nature, and other events such as vandalism/theft, and who have limited or no resources with which to handle such occurrences.

Tickets to the Marathon are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. An all-day pass allows patrons to come and go as they please. To purchase, call 617-933-8600 or visit The Warm-Up Laps are free and open to the public; seating is limited and based upon availability.

-- OnStage Boston



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