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What’s Happening Now

BPL is now accepting submissions for the first ever

RADIUS PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 

ALL LOCAL TALENT

Deadline: Sept 30, 2016 at 5PM

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Boston Globe: A Play A Mother Could Love

Jul 24, 2015 : Articles about BPL, Blog

In this article, Terry Byrne does a wonderful job getting at the heart of play development. Features Matt Penn and Shake&Co's production of "Mother of the Maid."

Berkshire Playwrights Lab: From Living Room to Stage

Jun 6, 2014 : Articles about BPL, Blog

A wonderful article by Jeffrey Borak

Berkshire Playwrights Lab: Seven Successful Years Celebrated with a Gala

Jun 6, 2014 : Articles about BPL, Blog

Berkshire Edge's in-depth look at at 2014 Gala

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About Us

Our mission is to provide the playwright with space to create. The Berkshire Playwrights Lab provides an opportunity for emerging and established playwrights to find a secure berth where they can develop new work and/or explore new avenues of creativity. Without a commitment to nurturing new voices and new talent, the American theater is losing promising playwrights. The Lab was created to provide playwrights the opportunity to develop their work and more than 30 short and 35 full-length plays have been presented under the BPL banner since its inception in 2007.

Founded in 2007, and under the artistic direction of Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione, and Matthew Penn, the Berkshire Playwrights Lab is the area’s only theater dedicated exclusively to encouraging, developing and presenting new plays. Through readings, workshops and fully-staged productions, the Lab provides emerging and established writers with a professional and creative environment, while offering audiences the engaging and provocative opportunity to share in the dramatic evolution of premiere works.

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