The Boston Podcast Players was started in 2016 by Greg Lam and Mara Elissa Palma, two Boston area playwrights who met while participating in the Company One PlayLab Unit.
After the conclusion of the PlayLab, they decided to start a monthly podcast which consisted of 10-20 minute excerpts of full-length plays by Boston area playwrights paired with interviews with those playwrights. We began with the eight playwrights from the 2016 PlayLab Unit. At that point, Mara moved from Boston, and Greg decided to do season 2 featuring playwrights from across Boston along with guest co-hosts.
There is a wealth of potential in the Boston creative scene, and we hope this can be a way to amplify that potential to the benefit of the playwrights, the participating actors, the local theatre institutions, and the theatre scene as a whole.
Greg Lam is a playwright, screenwriter, podcaster and board game designer who lives in Milton, MA. He co-created the Boston Podcast Players podcast along with Mara Palma.
His full-length play Repossessed will be produced in full this August by Theatre Conspiracy in Florida. His works have been produced or read by Fresh Ink Theatre, Pork Filled Productions, Theatre@First, Company One, Ixiom Theatre, Eagle and Beaver Ensemble, 4th Street Theatre, the Boston Theatre Marathon, Best of All Possible Podcast, Malarkey Films, Argali Films, Suffolk University Theatre, The Theatre Cooperative, Shadow Boxing Theatre, Aching Dogs Theatre Company, and others. His short play Stick and Move was a semifinalist at the Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Play Festival in New York in 2014. Greg was a semifinalist for the Boulder Ensemble Theatre's Generations fellowship in 2016. You can learn more about Greg at his web site pair-of-dice.com.
Greg was a member of the 2016 Company One Playlab for the development of Boston area playwrights. . His children's book In Other Words... is available on Amazon. Greg created a comedy webseries called The Ex-Factor with about a pair of formerly dating podcasters. To see that and other works of his that have been filmed, see this YouTube list.