BPF’s Staged Reading Season Begins!

We are excited to kick off our season. “Moving Things Around” by Barbara Barnow will be performed on Saturday, Oct 12 at 11:00 am, with an audience talk-back to follow. The performance will take place at Function Coworking Community, 4709 Harford Rd, Baltimore MD 21214.


Mae has reached a threshold where she recognizes that her life can be summed up as “moving things around.” Though happily married, she walks out on her family hoping to sort things out and find a way out of her daily weariness. Away for a second night, she stops at a diner and meets Greg, a second-year law student who has become disillusioned with becoming a lawyer. In their night together, they share not only a tent but their thoughts on disappointment and the desire for more meaning in their lives.


Thank you for supporting the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Crusade, a Baltimore Playwrights Festival Season 38 entry, by local playwright Bruce Bonafede, is being presented by Rapid Lemon Productions at Theatre Project weekends August 9th to 18th

Directed by Timoth David Copney
Produced by Rapid Lemon Productions in association with the Baltimore Playwrights Festival

Theatre Project  |  45 W Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201

For more information: http://www.theatreproject.org/crusade/

We are now accepting Season 39 plays!

From April 1 to May 31, 2019, the Baltimore Playwrights Festival will be accepting submissions of new, unproduced plays from local Maryland and DC playwrights.

Here are highlights of some changes from past years:

  • This year, we will be accepting only 50 play submissions. Once we have qualified the first 50, no others will be accepted.
  • The era of postal mail is officially over for the BPF. To submit a play, visit our Online Submission Form — but only after you have read about the Process and the Guidelines!
  • Likewise, payment of the $10 submission fee will be done via our website, as part of the submission process.

As always, our BPF Librarians will be handling play submissions and coordinating the work of our reader/evaluators. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact them: [email protected].

And, speaking of reader/evaluators… if you are involved in theatre — as actor, director, producer, playwright, or even just a serious playgoer — we encourage your to sign up to become a BPF reader/evaluator. Individuals are assigned one or more plays to read, and asked to complete an evaluation form for each afterward. You may read and evaluate just one, or as many as want!  A brief training is provided.  Sign up via our mailing list, indicating your interest in this role, OR email [email protected].  Do it today!