Friday, September 19, 2008

The T Plays

This weekend is going to be crazy busy, because I'm taking part in the T Plays this weekend, where five writers get on the T (Boston's subway) and ride all afternoon, while writing a play that takes place on the T, inspired by the ride. We'll have a read through tomorrow night, and th plays will go up on Wednesday of next week!

I'll be riding the Green Line tomorrow (as soon as I'm done coaching Kira's soccer game). I'll have from noon - 6pm to write and type up my play and turn it in. (Yikes!) I'll try to post again tomorrow and write about how it's going.

The results of the last week are on stage this weekend, at the Factory Theatre. Here's the info:

September 17th – October 4th, 2008

  • week I: Wednesday – Saturday, September 17 – 20 @ 8PM
  • week II: Thursday – Saturday, September 25 – 27 @ 8PM
  • matinee: Sunday, September 28 @ 3PM
  • week III: Thursday – Saturday, October 2 – 4 @ 8PM
The Factory Theater
791 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
Tickets: $15 or get a "T Plays Pass" for $30 to see one show each week
Reserve: 866-811-4111 or
Info: 617-240-6317 or email:

Over our first two weeks we’ll present 10 World Premieres. Each Saturday five playwrights will board the subway knowing only the number of characters and the setting (the very subway they are on). At the end of the round trip they turn their freshly written script over to the director and actors. Three days later the shows go up!

The second week we do it all over again with new writers, directors and actors.

But there’s more! Every night we’ll be asking the audience to vote on their favorites. Our closing week October 2 – 4 we’ll be presenting the winners in our “Audience Favorites” Final Week.

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