Boston Theater Marathon XXII: Special Zoom Edition features readings of ten-minute plays by New England playwrights in collaboration with New England theatres, via the video conferencing tool Zoom. Audiences are encouraged to lend their support to area theatre companies and to the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund, which provides financial support to theatres and theatre artists in times of need.
Readings begin on April 2 at 12 noon EDT, and will happen daily through May 17! To join, click on the link below from your computer, phone, or other device. You’ll need the Zoom app to participate (it’s free!), and it is recommended you call in a few minutes before “curtain” time.
The cast list for each day’s reading will be available on www.BostonPlaywrights.org; theatre links can also be found there and via the Zoom interface itself.
The list below will be updated as links for each date become available.
A Call to Mom by Taylor Badoyen*
Sponsored by Playwrights’ Platform
College student Bella receives a phone call that throws her into a state of panic: a young girl being kidnapped. The call is cut off, and Bella is left confused and in distress. Sometimes a girl just needs her mother.
*Content warning: Discussion of kidnapping.
Unapologetic by Andrea Aptecker
Sponsored by The Lyric Stage Company of Boston
When Brynn, an expert on food and French culture, tastes Marian’s homemade chocolate mousse, her critique leads to an unexpected outcome, and a valuable lesson—it’s always better to be…Unapologetic!
Turbulence by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro
Sponsored by Umbrella Stage Company/Umbrella Performing Arts
A businessman’s wife wonders what awaits her and her husband at the end of a bumpy international flight—the Russian mafia or the F.B.I?
The Right Moment by Matt Mayerchak
Sponsored by Cohasset Dramatic Club
A middle-aged woman receives a surprise visit from an old friend who invites her to reconsider her life choices.
Third Party by Nancy Peavy
Sponsored by Hovey Players
A canvassing politician learns the price of a vote may be very steep indeed when he visits the home of a couple with peculiar political leanings.
The Textbook Lady by Nina Louise Morrison
Sponsored by Suffolk University Theater Dept.
When Penny catches Camile checking out another woman again will it be the last straw, the first step, or something else entirely? A dark comedy about love, grief, letting go, and finding what you’re looking for.