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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 20, 2017

NEW PODCAST "BOSTON PODCAST PLAYERS" TO HIGHLIGHT NEW PLAYS WRITTEN BY BOSTON AREA PLAYWRIGHTS

BOSTON, MA - A new podcast Boston Podcast Players has announced it will debut on July 3, 2017, hosted by Boston area playwrights Greg Lam and Mara Elissa Palma.

The Podcast will highlight new work by Boston area playwrights, featuring interviews with eight different playwrights in its first season as well as 10-20 minute excerpts from full length plays. The episodes will be released monthly, on the first Monday of each month.

The Boston area playwrights to be featured in the first season are Mimi Augustin, Mary McCullough, Greg Lam, Mara Elissa Palma, Ken Green, Jecenia Isis Figueroa, Rosa Nagle, and Colleen M. Hughes. These playwrights met in 2016 at the Company One Theatre's PlayLab Program, where they comprised the PlayLab Unit for that year.

These eight playwrights represent a diverse cross section of playwriting styles, ethnicities, experience, and points of view that will be explored during the first season. 29 local actors and directors have been recruited so far to bring these roles and plays to life.  After the eight episode first season, the producers will consider producing additional episodes based on the reception of the first season.

The podcast is available for free subscription on iTunes and other popular podcast platforms. A trailer for season 1 is available now at https://www.bostonpodcastplayers.com/home/2017/6/14/season-1-trailer

Greg Lam is a playwright, screenwriter, podcaster, and board game designer who lives in Milton, MA. Greg was a member of the 2016 Company One Playlab for the development of Boston area playwrights. His works have been produced by Company One, Aching Dogs Theatre Company, The Boston Theatre Marathon (six times), The Pulp Stage, Malarkey Films, Argali Films, Suffolk University Theatre, Shadow Boxing Theatre, and others. You can see works of his that have been filmed including the webseries he created at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBF0B7AEDB0C7CCF3

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.

For more information, see the website at http://www.bostonpodcastplayers.com or email Greg Lam at greg.lam.writing@gmail.com.

The podcast's Twitter feed is @BosPodPlay

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Mimi Augustin: Meet the Playwright Ep. 1

Mimi Augustin: Meet the Playwright Ep. 1

Season 1 Trailer