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.
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.
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
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
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
Bunch of short plays by Judith P, Vicki, Cynthia, Lynda, and others.
The Mind Has Legs, 1-hour play by Vicki
10-minute play by Ellen
Accidental Mummies, Part I by Joanna
Let Me By, 15-minute play by Ron
Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
All drama is conflict. Without conflict, you have no action; without action, you have no character; without character, you have no story; and without story, you have no screenplay.