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Boston Playwrights' Theatre to Kick Off 2023-24 Season With MR. PARENT

The first production of Boston Playwrights’ Theatre’s season will be the hilarious and heartbreaking Mr. Parent, written by Melinda Lopez with Maurice Emmanuel Parent, conceived with and directed by BPT Artistic Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian. Learn how to purchase tickets!

The Coronet Theatre Announces Autumn/Winter Season

The Coronet Theatre's Autumn/Winter season is a presentation of multi-disciplinary modern stage-based art, with a spotlight on dance and movement related theatre forms, and an exceptional poetry strand. As always, the season offers inventive hybrid international work, showcasing performance from Europe to Asia. 

ALLIGATOR-A-PHOBIA IN 3D! Announced At Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) concludes its 2022-23 season with Alligator-a-Phobia in 3D!, a play with music by Jay Eddy.

Alley Theatre Announces The Cast & Creative Team For THE ODYSSEY

The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of The Odyssey, written by Nobel Prize Winner Derek Walcott. This adventure classic infused with Afro-Caribbean elements runs March 24 – April 16, 2023 in the Neuhaus Theatre and is directed by Christopher Windom.

Alley Theatre Receives $20,000 Grant For The National Endowment for the Arts

The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre is a recipient of a 20,000 NEA Grant for Arts Projects. This month, the grant will support the launch of a new initiative that culminates during Afro-Caribbean poet and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott's, The Odyssey. Heroes Within: A Celebration of Victorious Journeys, is a project connecting the Epic play's hero's journey to the heroic experiences pertinent to Houston's Black community.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Continues Its 2022-23 Season Of New Plays With OTP By Elise Wien

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2022-23 season with OTP by Elise Wien. Running from December 8-18, the play is directed by Enzo Gonzales.

TCG Books Presents to Host Conversation with Authors of Classic Russian Drama Series

Theatre Communications Group has announced the eighth iteration of TCG Books Presents, featuring Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky in conversation with Gregory Mosher on YouTube Live, Friday, October 28, 2022 at 1:00pm ET.

SÄVË THË WHÄLËS, ETC. Announced At Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2022-23 season with Sävë thë Whälës, etc. by David L. Caruso. Running from November 3-13, the play is directed by Noah Putterman.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Appoints Megan Sandberg-Zakian as New Artistic Director

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, the professional producing arm of Boston University’s M.F.A. Playwriting Program, has announced the appointment of Megan Sandberg-Zakian as its new Artistic Director. Sandberg-Zakian officially assumes the role this week.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Announces New Leadership

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT), the professional producing arm of Boston University's M.F.A. Playwriting Program, announces the appointment of Nathan Alan Davis as Associate Professor of the Practice of Playwriting. After a national search, Davis officially assumes the role this month.

Wayward Productions Presents SOUNDWOOD AND THE FABLE OF ABLE STAIN At Union Chapel

In the first event of its kind, award-winning author Max Porter is joined by guests Fatima Bhutto, Nina Conti and Roger Robinson with music from rushes/esp, in an ensemble piece fused with image, text, improvised sound and storytelling in response to the country's social, political, environmental, cultural, and emotional state.

Arrowsmith Press And The Boston Playwrights' Theatre Announce The Celebration Of The Derek Walcott Prize

Arrowsmith Press, together with the Boston Playwrights' Theatre and The Derek Walcott Festival in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, announce the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry. The winners receive a $1000. prize and an opportunity to read in Boston. A delayed celebratory reading bringing together award recipients from the last two years will take place on Zoom on Sunday, May 15th at 12 PM.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Presents BOSTON THEATER MARATHON XXIV, May 1

Boston Playwrights' Theatre announces the in-person return of its annual celebration of new short plays. Boston Theater Marathon XXIV will feature 50 ten-minute plays written by New England playwrights and presented by New England theatre companies. The event will take place in BPT's home theatre on Boston University's West Campus.

Alley Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring a Ken Ludwig World Premiere & More

The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre and Artistic Director Rob Melrose has announced the 2022-23 season which includes six world premieres including three world premiere plays, two world premiere adaptations, and one world premiere musical. The 76th season also marks the return of the Summer Chills series, after a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Announces The Continuation Of BPT TALKS Series

Boston Playwrights' Theatre today announces the continuation of its series of conversations about new plays, BPT Talks. The upcoming conversations, BPT Talks About Design, will be held via the video conferencing tool Zoom.

SLAVE PLAY and Jeremy O. Harris Launch The Golden Collection, Comprised of 15 Plays By Black Playwrights

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has announced the launch of The Golden Collection, composed of 15 plays by prominent Black playwrights including Slave Play, which has received a historic 12 Tony Award nominations more than any other play in Broadway history.

Voyage Theater Company Presents Staged Reading Of THE DAY MY FATHER KILLED ME

Voyage Theater Company/PARTS UNKNOWN Play Reading Series will present a staged reading via Zoom of THE DAY MY FATHER KILLED ME by Charlotte Boimare and Magali Solignat, translated by Amelia Parenteau, and directed by Lisa Rothe, Thursday, October 22 at 6pm. Please RSVP here.

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Announces Appointment Of Margo Hall As New Artistic Director

San Francisco's premier Black theatre company Lorraine Hansberry Theatre has announced the appointment of Bay Area theatre titan Margo Hall as its new Artistic Director.

BPT's THE ROSENBERGS Selected For International Online Festival

The North American premiere of The Rosenbergs has been selected for the second annual IOTF: The International Online Theatre Festival. The opera was produced by Boston University and Brandeis University, and presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) in 2018.

VIDEO: Paul Simon Sings 'American Tune' For TILL FURTHER NOTICE Concert

Paul Simon took to YouTube to post a video of himself singing and playing guitar to his song, American Tune.


Derek Walcott has written 2 shows including O, Babylon! (Bookwriter/Lyricist), The Capeman (Bookwriter/Lyricist).

Derek Walcott has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for the Tony Awards in the category of Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for his work on the musical "The Capeman." Additionally, he received a nomination for the Obie Awards in the category of Best Foreign Play for his play "Dream on Monkey Mountain." These nominations highlight Walcott's talent and recognition in the Broadway and theater community.

Derek Walcott has won the Best Foreign Play award at the Obie Awards for his play "Dream on Monkey Mountain."

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