Entries by Patrick

Busy Week Ahead

There’s lots happening with Plays in Place this week. On Friday, we start rehearsals for Moonlight Abolitionists at Mount Auburn Cemetery, and we open for performances coming up on September 20, 21, and 22, under the full moon. We’re desperately hoping for clear weather, but we’re fortunate to have a great indoor backup in Bigelow […]

Moonlight Abolitionists tickets are on sale!

Plays in Place will return to live performances next month with Moonlight Abolitionists at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, September 20-22, 8pm. This concert reading is a swirling conversation between six abolitionists buried at the Cemetery, designed to be performed outdoors, under the full moon. It’s an experience not to be missed. Tickets have just gone […]

Imagining The Age of Phillis–8 new short films

We’ve just released our latest project—Imagining the Age of Phillis—and this one you can easily experience from the comfort of your own home. In partnership with Revolutionary Spaces, we’ve just produced eight short films based on poems and imagined letters from the astonishing and powerful book, The Age of Phillis, by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, directed by Boston […]

Suffrage in Black & White project intro and conversation

          For the past year, we’ve been working with the National Park Service to create a series of three new site-specific plays. This week, we’ll gather all three of the playwrights for a conversation about our research and the sites. We’re still at the earliest phases of this project, but it’s […]

Plays in Place Pandemic Update

Plays in Place operates at the intersection of theatre and the museum worlds, and both sectors have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  For 2020, we had planned for a revival of Blood on the Snow at the Old State House, a production of Patrick’s new play for the Roosevelt Cottage on Campobello […]

The Mount Auburn Plays book is published!

The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery have just published The Mount Auburn Plays, a book that collects all of the plays that Patrick wrote and Plays in Place produced at the Cemetery. This includes the text of all The Nature Plays, The America Plays, and Moonlight Abolitionists, as well essays from Patrick, our director, Courtney […]

Cato & Dolly on PBS

Last summer, we had the good fortune of having the folks from The Future of America’s Past a new PBS show, come film parts of Cato & Dolly at the Old State House and interview Patrick. The results show up in one of the newest episodes of this show, The Revolutions (we show up around […]

Cato & Dolly hits the road.

This week Plays in Place will head to Burlington, Vermont, for the annual conference of the New England Museum Association, where Patrick and Courtney will team up with John Ferreira from The Bostonian Society to give a talk entitled: Cato & Dolly: Engaging Audiences and Sharing Unheard Voices Through Theatre,  which should be a lot […]