Maine Playwrights Festival

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The Maine Playwrights Festival is now in its 16th year of nurturing the development of new scripts by Maine writers. The festival is centered on developing and honing short plays, from submission through staged readings, rewrites, and culminating in a series of public performances.

The 2017 Maine Playwrights Festival will be comprised of two weekends of fully staged performances of short plays (8-30 minutes in length). Each selected script will be performed on every show night during the festival. The plays will be performed at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater on Forest Ave. in Portland, April 27 to May 6, 2017.

The 2017 Playwright-in-Residence is Kate Snodgrass, Artistic Director of the Boston Playwights Theater. She will be conducting a Master Playwrighting Workshop along with MPF Artistic Director Dan Burson on Saturday, March 25 from 1 to 4pm. Click here for more information or to sign up.

Hear all six MPF plays for the first time in an evening of dramatic readings on Saturday, March 25 at 7pm in Mechanics Hall. Free with suggested donation of $5.

Click here to see the list of plays selected to be a part of the 2017 Maine Playwights Festival