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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What is happening here?!

If you've been watching this space (and I honestly feel bad if you have), you've probably been thinking, "Well, she usually takes a little break after the Marathon -- when everybody's feeling a little blogged-out -- but...what happened?" Or something like that.

Here's the deal: This blog, as it presently exists, is run on Blogger and has always operated separately from the BPT Web site. BPT's new(ish, now) Web site is built on the WordPress platform and soon -- very soon, we are told -- the site will include an integrated blog complete with the archive of everything you've seen here over the past (gulp) almost four years.

But it's taking some time.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

'Windowmen' awarded Outstanding New Script at last night's Norties

Ryan Landry presents the award for Outstanding New Script to Steven Barkhimer
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees at last night's Elliot Norton Awards, but especially to Steven Barkhimer, whose Windowmen was awarded Outstanding New Script! Windowmen lead Alex Pollock received the Outstanding Actor award in the Small or Fringe category for his performance...and also for his stage turns in Company One's The Flick and Gloucester Stage Company's This Is Our Youth.

Monday, May 12, 2014

BTM XVI -- thanks everyone!

Thank you to everyone who played a role (onstage or off) in the success of Boston Theater Marathon XVI yesterday! We hope you had an amazing time...we sure did!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Voices of BTM XVI: Abbey Fenbert

Abbey Fenbert
"I think all plays should be ten minutes long." 
- My Dad

The basic criterion by which I gauge all works of theater I create or consume is this: Am I bored now? A play can be long, it can be slow, it can be quiet or experimental or sad — but like hell does a play have the right to bore me. That’s offensive.

We’re a civilization of zero time. If my play’s dull, I’ve stolen your time and whittled ever so slightly at your will to live and now you’re counting the vowels in the program and the tree they killed to print it died for nothing and it’s all my fault.

High stakes yo.

And we who hoard time will be skeptical of theater in marathon form. But ask yourself the only question that matters: Are you bored yet? At a festival like BTM, you cannot be bored. Your dad cannot be bored. Every ten minutes, the world changes.