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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Announcing our 2013-14 season!

Steven Barkhimer
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (BPT) announced its 32nd season today, which will feature new work by three of its award-winning alumni playwrights. The line-up includes Burning by Ginger Lazarus, Windowmen by Steven Barkhimer, and Absence by Peter M. Floyd. All three writers are based in Boston.

“I’m honored and excited to support these particular playwrights. They are vastly different writers, but each of them is exploring that ‘threshold moment,’ the turning point that changes lives,” BPT Artistic Director Kate Snodgrass said. “These are the important moments we look for in the theatre.”
Ginger Lazarus

The company’s season will open in late September with Burning by Ginger Lazarus. Adapted from Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Burning follows lesbian ex-Army officer Cy, who uses a young soldier to profess her true feelings to the woman they both love. Burning will be directed by Steven Bogart. BPT produced Lazarus’ IRNE-nominated Matter Familias in 2004. Her play MOCKBA: A Play About Moscow won the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award in 1999.

In November, BPT will present Steven Barkhimer’s Windowmen. The coming-of-age comedy centers on Steve, struggling to make ends meet in 1980s New York City with a job at the Fulton Fish Market, and on the characters – and cover-up – he discovers there. Brett Marks will direct. In 2011, Barkhimer was the recipient of a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to work on Windowmen. His play A Hard Rain was awarded of the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in 2008. Barkhimer is also well-known to Boston area audiences as an actor and director.

Peter M. Floyd
The final play of the season is Peter M. Floyd’s Absence. Absence tells the story of 74-year-old Helen whose lapses in memory have not diminished her need to control her family…even in her ever-changing reality. The play will be directed by Megan Schy Gleeson. Absence was a co-winner of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s Jean Kennedy Smith Award in 2012. The play was also a finalist in the Alliance Theatre’s Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition last year.

This was from our official press release. Get ready for a season of incredible plays!!!


  1. What a season! So excited to see plays from all three of these writers on stage. Where's my subscription form?

    1. No kidding, right? Can't wait to see all of these. Too amazing!