Episode 2.13: MJ Halberstadt, Deal Me Out


MJ Halberstadt's new play Deal Me Out will be part of Boston Playwrights' Theatre's 2019-20 season. It's the story of a longstanding board game group of friends falling apart due to internal dislikes coming to a head in the aftermath of the 2016 elections. Co-host Ethan Warren joins us as MJ talks about site specific plays, knitting, the crucial different between a comma and a semicolon, Ranked Choice Voting, and board games. Lots of board games.

Mentioned: Boston Playwrights' Theatre, Emerson College, Museum of Fine Arts, Unity Games, Ranked Choice Voting


  • Ethan Warren


  • Dez - Jon Vellante

  • Oberon - Joe Ruscio

  • Cleo - Chelsea Ruscio

  • Agatha - Kim Klasner

  • Kay - Ella Mock

  • Lucien - Maurice Palmer

  • Stage Directions read by Pascale Florestal