It’s been a busy spring for Plays in Place. Right now we’re in the midst of shooting a short video series for the National Park Service, Revolution Retold, which will feature 5-minute videos with half-a-dozen storytellers–historians, performers, writers–sharing tales about people and events from the American Revolution in Boston that have often gone untold.
Our writers for Suffrage in Black & White are hard at work on their new plays about the intersection of woman suffrage, race, and abolition in Boston. We’ve actually got a field trip coming up this week, where we’ll tour two of the sites of the play, the Massachusetts State House and Faneuil Hall, with our writers, producers, and directors.
We also just started Phase 1 on an exciting new project with Historic Northampton in Western Massachusetts. We’ll be researching and developing three new one-act plays that we hope will ultimately be performed at the Historic Northampton grounds in late 2023.
Also, Moonlight Abolitionists will return to Mount Auburn Cemetery this fall, October 4-9, with 8 performances over the course of four nights under the full moon. Tickets last year sold out insanely fast, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list, so we can give you the heads up once they go on sale this time.
We’re always working on other projects behind the scenes, and there are some fun prospects lining up. Also, this week, we’ll be attending the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) national conference in Boston. We’re always looking to learn about the museum world and to introduce ourselves and our work to new potential partners.