NOTICE:  As of September 2019, Merrimack Valley Playwrights is on hiatus.  Check this site and the Facebook page for future activity.

Merrimack Valley Playwrights reads members' plays on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 PM in a public location in Lowell, which is announced via the MVP email list.  There is no cost to join MVP, but to have a play read, you must first attend a few meetings. Friends and family are welcome.

JUNE MEETING POSTPONED!  Will reschedule later in the month. 

  Some scenes by Ron, some scenes from Anne . . .

May 1, 2019  

  Bob E's one act, short plays by Ellen and Chet.

April 3, 2019  

  Short plays by Ron and Vicki, Karla's monologues/

March 6, 2019  

  Short plays by Ray, Brett, and Ellen; one-act by Bob S.

February 6, 2019  

  Work by Bob E, Jack, Chet, and Vicki.

January 2, 2019  

  Work by Karla and Lynda.

December 12, 2018  

  Short plays by Chet, Jack, and Ellen.

November 7, 2018

   Work by Scott, Cynthia, Karla, and Terry.

October 3, 2018

   Short plays by Ray, Cynthia, Jack, Vicki, and Ellen.

September 5, 2018

   Short plays by Terry, Chet, Ron, Lynda, and Carolyn.

Summer Break!


June 6, 2018 - 7PM at the Hearing Room

  Short pieces by Lynda, Ray, and Karla.  Special event: Eric's humorous talk: "What
  Every Actor Would Like Playwrights to Know" 
- and pre-summer party!  Don't miss it!

May 9, 2018

  Short pieces by Ray, Ellen, Cynthia, and Karla 

April 11, 2018 

  Short pieces by Ellen, Jack, Ray, and Cynthia.

March 14, 2018  

  Short pieces by Lynda, Chet, Carolyn, and Vicki.

February 7, 2018 - SNOWED OUT!

January 3, 2018

  Short pieces by Chet, Terry, Lynda, Bob, and Karla.

December 6, 2017

  10-minute play by Isabelle and some holiday pieces!

November 1, 2017

  10-minute pieces by Ellen, Lynda, Karla, Chet, and others.


October 21, 2017 at 7PM at the Hearing Room

   Common Ground, by Cynthia Arsenault

October 4, 2017 

  10-minute plays by Ray, Vicki, and Bob and Scott's one act.

September 6, 2017 

  10-minute plays by Vicki and Chet and Carolyn's one act.

Summer Break!

June 26, 2017 at 7PM at the Hearing Room: Storm Birds, by Bob Eiland

May 21, 2017 ay 7PM at the Hearing Room: Accidental Mummies, by Joanna Rush


May 10, 2017

  Short plays by Chet, Jack, Ellen, Cynthia, and Ray.

April 5, 2017

  20-minute piece by Chet, 10 minute-plays by Ray, Vicki, and Karla.   

March 8, 2017

  20-minute piece by Scott.  10-minute plays by Jack and Mark.  Five-minute piece
  by Lynda.

February 1, 2017

  20-minute play by Chet, 10 to 20-minute piece by Ray, and short pieces by Lynda,
 Cynthia, and Jack.

January 4, 2017

  30-minute play by Ron,10-minute plays by Carolyn and Karla, and real short pieces by
  Lynda, and Mel.

December 7, 2016

  10-minute plays by Cynthia, Vicki, and Bob.  20-minute piece by Jack D.  

December 7, 2016

  10-minute plays by Ray, Vicki, and Bob.  20-minute piece by Jack D.  

November 2, 2016

  45-minute piece by Lynda and 10-minute plays by Vicki, Ellen, and Ray.


October 5, 2016 

  45-minute play by Jack N, 15-minute play by Chet, and 30-minute play by Ellen.

September 7, 2016 

  30-minute piece by Ron, 25-minute piece (iHumbug!) by Jack D.


June 8, 2016  

  Christian's one act and 10-minute plays by Ellen, Don, and Mark

  We have a lot on the agenda.  It's our last night until Sept.  So, let's start promptly!

     June 2, 2016, 7:30 - PopUpPlays  at the HyperText Bookstore and Cafe!


May 4, 2016

  Work by Lynda, Scott, and Bob


April 13, 2016  

  Work by Chet, Ron, and Jack


March 3, 2016   

  Karla's full-length comedy, Cape House!


February 3, 2016

   Work by Vicki, Lynda, and Chet 

   Room for more . . .


January 6, 2016

   Work by Scott and Bob



December 2, 2015
   Ellen's one-act

   Part of Vicki's full-length 


November 4, 2015
   Ron's full-length, continuing from last spring (recap of frist scenes will be provided). 

October 7, 2015  - at LTC
   Plays by Vicki, Lynda, Chet, Bob, and Lisa. 


September 9, 2015
   10-minute plays by Ellen, Ron, Karla, and Christian

    Room for a couple more short plays . . .

    Discussion on public readings and how to best handle full-length plays.


  - Summer Break - 


June 10, 2015

   10-minute play by Lynda
   Two 10-minute plays by Ellen

   10-minute play by Vicki


May 6, 2015

   One-hour play by Vicki

   Scene from full length by Ron


April 1, 2015

   45-minute play by Scott

   10-minute play by Ron

    Scene from Evo's screenplay


March 4, 2015

   10-minute play by Karla

   10-minute play by Jack


February 4, 2015

    2-minute piece by Jack

   Short piece by Lynda

   10-minute play by Ron


January 7, 2015

   Accidental Mummies, Part II by Joanna

   Monologue by Ellen


December 3, 2014

   Heaven Sent, Bob E's Sci-fi play


November 12

   Bunch of short plays by Judith P, Vicki, Cynthia, Lynda, and others.


October 7

    The Mind Has Legs, 1-hour play by Vicki

    10-minute play by Ellen


September 10

    Accidental Mummies, Part I by Joanna

    Let Me By, 15-minute play by Ron

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