10 Boston Playwrights You Should Know


From the ArtsBoston Blog...


As we enter another week of the pandemic, theatre artists continue to imagine a future for the art form that will thrive under “the new normal” — not just in the context of post-pandemic performances, but also with an eye towards increasing racial equity in the industry. One of the questions theatres are facing right now is: what kinds of plays do we want to see when theatres reopen? Whose voices and experiences are we going to see on stage?


One thing’s for sure, Boston is home to a great number of playwrights whose voices and themes are crucial to imagining a more equitable arts community. The more local writers that get produced, the more we will see an accurate and honest reflection of our world in the plays that we see. These writers, all at different, exciting points in their careers, are worth keeping an eye out for as companies continue to explore possible productions. Plus, you can support them now by following them plays available to read on the National New Play Network’s New Play Exchange). We hope you check these amazing folks out!


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