It Came From Rhombus – October 7!

Come celebrate our 10th anniversary with an evening of readings of scenes from all 12 past and present Rhombus playwrights.  (Joe Byers will be coming in from Philly and Leslie Harrell Dillen will be coming all the way from New Mexico!) In addition to fun scenes read by some of our favorite actors, we’ll have plenty of tasty snacks and the evening is a fundraiser for Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. (Our way of saying thanks for 10 years of support.) Suggested donation $10.

Our fabulous actors that night will include: Becca A. Lewis, Mal Malme, Paul Vincent Melendy, Robert D. Murphy, Sarah Newhouse, Dale Place, Omar Robinson, Christine Power, and Jessica Webb.


Rhombus IRNE noms!

Congratulations to Kirsten and [past Rhombus member] Joe on their IRNE nominations, announced last weekend! Kirsten’s Luck of the Irish (nominated for Best New Play, Large Theatre – Huntington Theatre Company) and Joe’s play The Fakus  (nominiated for Best New Play, Small Theatre – Centastage) were both developed in our group. Check out the full list of nominees here – an inspiring list, and it’s very exciting to have Rhomboids among them!


Play by Alexa in creative writing text

My play Bone China is in a college textbook, Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief (2nd edition, Bedford/St. Martin’s) by David Starkey, published in December. Bone China was my first ten-minute play, and I have often joked – even though it’s actually kind of true – that that little play, written in 2005, was the beginning of everything. It is certainly the source of a lot of firsts in my playwriting life: first production, first publication (in 2006), first Off-Off production in NYC, first international production.

Most significantly, the play helped me forge connections that today are part of my daily life; marketing Bone China led me to Playwrightbinge (and introduced me to fellow Rhomboid Pat), and the play’s inclusion in Boston Theater Marathon VIII was my first connection to Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, BU, and all my amazing friends there.