Meet the Mayor: Boston Playwrights' Theatre

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre
MJ Halberstadt

So you're mayor here, eh?
I'm a student at BU's MFA Playwriting program. My classes take place twice a week here.

Working on any interesting plays?
I've got one about a book club on Long Island. Gossiping antics ensue.

Is there a dinosaur in it?
No, not this one.

When 3D gimmicks are needed to get people out to the movies, convince us to go see new plays.
Theater is always in 3D, first of all. There's nothing like it. You get to see people you know, or people you bump into, putting on a show. I think theater crowds tend to be smarter. I'm sure there are those who would beg to differ, but theater is a great conversation to be a part of.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Thoughts?
Ugh. I've only heard bad things. It's a shame that so much money went into something that doesn't really say much and doesn't add to the dialogue that is theater.

Isn't it respectable how those actors are risking their lives?
Yeah, not only that, all that money could go into something important. Or original. Or, at least, not hazardous.

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