The Boston Podcast Players was started in 2016 by Greg Lam and Mara 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 will begin with the eight playwrights from the 2016 PlayLab Unit and then expand the circle from there.
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. Greg was a member of the 2016 Company One Playlab for the development of Boston area playwrights. His play Repossessed has received readings in 2017 at the Fresh Ink Theatre in Boston, The Depot in Connecticut, and the Pork Filled Players in Seattle. 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, available for viewing on ExFactor.tv. His works have been produced by Company One, The Theatre Cooperative, Shadow Boxing Theatre, the Boston Theatre Marathon, Malarkey Films, Argali Films, Suffolk University 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. Upcoming in 2018: His short play October will be performed at Ixiom Theatre. Repossessed is a finalist to be produced at Theatre Conspiracy in Florida.
Mara Elissa Palma is an actor, playwright, director, and producer. Currently based in Boston, Massachusetts, she was born in the Philippines and has lived in California, New Hampshire, and Western Massachusetts. Mara was chosen as a Company One Theatre PlayLab Unit 2016 member in Boston, MA under the direction of Ilana Brownstein. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College in Theatre Studies and Political Science. Previous acting credits include "Yellow Face" (Leah Anne Cho, et al.; Office of War Information), "House of Blue Leaves" (Corrinna Stroller; Wellesley Repertory Theatre), "The Winter's Tale" (Camillo; Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company), "Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?" ensemble adaptation (Guy #2; Artists' Theater of Boston), and "Julius Caesar" (Brutus; Wellesley College Shakespeare Society).
Season 1 Featured Playwrights:
Jecenia Isis Figueroa, Dirty Laundry
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