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Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents Boston Theater Marathon XII Plus the Warm-Up Laps


Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents the 12th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the second year of The Warm-Up Laps. The Boston Theater Marathon features 50 ten-minute plays, by 51 New England playwrights, produced by 50 New England theatres in 10 hours. The event will happen at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston on May 23 with The Warm-Up Laps on May 22.

The Boston Theater Marathon has brought playwrights, directors and theatres together over the past 12 years in an effort to foster collaboration between artists and producers. Many playwrights have enjoyed full-length productions with collaborating theatres because of the relationship forged during the Boston Theater Marathon.

The Warm-Up Laps will feature A Live Dress by Martha Jane Kaufman, The Baptisms of St. Genesius by Richard Snee and The Gift Horse by Lydia Diamond. The Warm-Up Laps are presented in collaboration with The Boston Center for the Arts and the their resident theatres.

All net proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund which provides financial support to theatres and theatre artists in times of need.

Plays, Playwrights and Theatres of BTM XII

Don’t Pick Your Nose by Amy Adler, Boston Children’s Theatre
No Parking by Ray Arsenault, Merrimack Repertory 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 Arts
Kosher Kop by Robert Brustein, American Repertory Theater
Movement Two by Ed Bullins, Roxbury Crossroads Theatre
Make it a Good One by Elisabeth Burdick, Image Theatre
Color Coordination by Benjamin Conrick, Emerson Stage
Strangers on a Playground by William Donnelly, Mill 6 Collaborative
Ladies in Hats by Mark Edwards, Nora Theatre Company
Fishbowl by Christine Evans, Publick Theatre,
In the Absence of Words by Skylar Fox, New Repertory Theatre
Confirmed Sighting by Patrick Gabridge, Fort Point Channel
Dump by Gary Garrison, New Exhibition Room
The Committee by Jim Gordon, Turtle Lane Playhouse
Dream City Limits by Michael Gracia, Our Place Theatre Company
Hygiene by Gregory Hischak, Speakeasy Stage Company
2nd Violin by Israel Horovitz, Gloucester Stage Co. & Barefoot Theatre Co.
I Am Profound by Amanda Hurlburt, Lau Lapides Company
Flesh by Holly L. Jensen, Centastage
In the Gray Zone by Paul Kahn, Fortymagnolias Productions
Rosie’s Things by Janet Kenney, Holland Productions
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 Actors Theater
Tricia and Tony by George Matry Masselam, Playwrights’ Platform
Diagnosis by Leah Maxwell, Underground Railway Theater
Two Socks Discuss Loss by Walt McGough, The Performance Lab
It’s the Jews by John Minigan, Actors’ Shakespeare Project
All in My Mind by Mwalim *7, New Urban Theatre Lab
Cell Promotion by Jack Neary, New Century Theatre
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 Theatre
Go to Helen Hunt for It by Rick Park, Phoenix Theatre
And I Did by Bruce Post, Orfeo Theatre
Cheeky Bastard by Ted Reinstein
Pressing by March Schrader, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
Leavetaking by Barbara Schweitzer, Wheelock Family Theatre
Total Expression by Marisa Smith, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre
Wasteland by Katherine Snodgrass, Huntington Theatre Company
Talky Talk by George Spelvin, Rough & Tumble Theatre
Koi by Ellen Davis Sullivan, Lyric Stage Company
Missing by Cathy Tempelsman, Village Theatre Project
Loaves and Fishes by Michael Towers, Gurnet Theatre Project
Pseudoephedrine by Ken Urban, Pilgrim Theatre And Collaborative
Open Position by Christl Watters, Wellesley Summer Theatre

The Warm-Up Laps – May 22, 2010
Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street, Boston

Huntington Theatre Company presents
A Live Dress by Martha Jane Kaufman
Reading begins at 1pm

SpeakEasy Stage Company presents
The Baptisms of St. Genesius by Richard Snee
Reading begins at 4pm

The Publick Theatre presents
The Gift Horse by Lydia Diamond
Reading begins at 7pm

The Warmp-Up Laps are free and open to the public – limited to 100 seats per performance – no reservations necessary.

Compiled from the press release courtesy of Boston Playwrights' Theatre (website | profile | tag archive).

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