Playwrights Who Always Have Each Other’s Back

Boston playwright Patrick Gabridge has started “a 30-day online networking/marketing support group for playwrights” which encourages the participants to pool their knowledge of the business. “The Binge aims to create a sense of community. The group will tell their peers that this theater is amateurish, that director is hot. If a playwright can’t travel to another city to see the production of his or her play, other Bingers who live in that city will attend and report back. Aside from the information, contacts, and encouragement, the group provides the best kind of peer pressure: seeing other people get their plays done because they’ve taken the footsteps.”