Season 40 readings


Come to the first two virtual readings of Season 40 from the Baltimore Playwrights Festival

Saturday Mat 22 11:00 Couponista written by Barbara Barnow and directed by Tom Piccin

Saturday May 22 11:45 Ruth written by Tom Piccin and directed by Miriam Bazensky

Ruth Summary: As Ruth’s health declines and her dementia worsens, she and her daughter Sarah struggle to maintain a connection, and each tries to make the other understand what’s really important in life.


Q&A and discussion with the cast, playwright and directors immediately following each reading.


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Season 41 officially closed!

The submission period for this year is officially closed. Thank you to all the talented creatives who submitted entries to us. We don’t take any of you for granted and are, as ever, so grateful for your support and interest. We can’t wait to get started reading your work! Keep writing and keep the faith!


The Baltimore Playwrights Festival is looking for directors and actors to participate in readings of the submissions for our delayed 40th season slate of exceptionally well-evaluated plays. The readings will take place approximately from May 15th to June 15th, typically involve just a couple of rehearsals, and will be virtual for the most part, though we are looking into safe venues to perform small cast plays live. Interested? Great! POC AND FEMALE IDENTIFYING PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY! Email [email protected] for more info. ALL POSITIONS UNPAID.

2021 Submission Period Starts March 1!

We’d love to have your submissions for the Baltimore Playwright Festival Season 41! Let us help you bring your stories alive. As we hopefully come out of the dark days of 2020 and into the light of the new day, share your plays with us! Click here for more information. Stay home, stay safe, and keep writing!