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!

Small House, No Secrets – March 21-31 at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Join us for a full production of this new musical by Jody Nusholtz (book and lyrics) and Sonia Rutstein (music and lyrics), directed by Miriam Bazensky. 

Liz is already unraveling when she and her boyfriend Harry arrive at her cousin Eric’s for Thanksgiving dinner. Expecting a marriage proposal, Liz enlists Eric’s help in deflecting the question, but bigger questions arise when a stranger stopping by turns out to be the lesbian ex-lover Liz wasn’t ready for in her freshman year of college.

What Can Happen at Free Fall? See Wednesday Oct 24 at Fells Point Corner Theatre

What Can Happen at Free Fall?

A play can be discovered! The musical Small House, No Secrets, by Jody Nusholtz (book and lyrics) and Sonia Rutstein (music and lyrics), directed by Miriam Bazensky, will be BPF’s very first production under our own banner. BPF discovered this show during the 2017 Free Fall event. Tickets will go on sale the first of the year. Check our Facebook page and Website http://www.baltplayfest.org for further details

Windows on Our World: Scenes from New Plays will be presented on October 24th as part of this year’s Baltimore Free Fall Festival. The staged readings of scenes from plays submitted for our 38th Season will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 8 p.m. at Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 South Ann Street, Baltimore, MD 21231. There is metered street parking on Broadway. Free tickets can be reserved at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/windows-on-our-world-scenes-from-new-plays-tickets-49909127544

This year we will present scenes from:

The Hebrew Ladies Burial Society by Cronshi Englander
Personal Histories by Jerry Slaff
Failure by Kevin Kostic
Just in Time by Ted Slotnik
Passaggio Oscuro – Dark Passage by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
Poe, the Play by Greg Jenkins
Blues in the Night (from Fixing Mother’s Day) by Cliff Blake
That Woman by Bill Triplett

Free Fall Baltimore is made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the generous contributions of BGE, American Trading & Production Corporation (Atapco), and The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation.www.Freefallbaltimore.org.