tnt-2016The TNT Playwrights’ Collective

An in-house group of playwrights who meet monthly at MLT to workshop and collaborate on a variety of plays in development.

MLT announces a Call for Writers!

The TNT–Totally New Theater—Playwrights Collective is launching it’s 10th anniversary season with a a call for writers. Resumes and writing samples can be submitted to

This year the Collective, Marblehead Little Theatre’s in-house new play development program, will hold workshops one evening a month October through April, along with a new play festival the end of May, and additional anniversary celebration events and readings throughout the year.

For newer playwrights, the TNT Collective is also offering a monthly morning workshop/class.

Plays developed through TNT have gone on to enjoy productions on the North Shore, as well as in Boston and New York.

TNT Collective creator and producer Shari D. Frost is, “super excited about how TNT has evolved over these past ten years from a weekend retreat to a year-round workshop experience. From monologues to musicals, I’m so proud of all our TNT family has accomplished, and grateful for the opportunity to celebrate this 10th anniversary season with old friends and new!”


Shari FrostShari Frost, (Producer, TNT Collective/Festival)

Shari’s plays include I Just Love That Keith Urban, Bang for the Buck, HUNGRY and TWO LEFT(IST) FEET, ONE LAST DANCE. Her works have been produced at the Boston Theater
Marathon, the Warner International Playwrights’ Festival, the New Works Festival, and Our
Voices. I Just Love That Keith Urban will be published in Smith & Kraus’ The Best Ten-Minute
Plays 2017. Bang for the Buck was a regional finalist for the Kennedy Center American College
Theater Festival and is published in Smith & Kraus’ The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2015.

TWO LEFT(IST) FEET, ONE LAST DANCE was a national finalist for the Playwrights’ Center’s Core Apprentice Program.

Shari’s screenplays include LOW AND OUTSIDE and GAP YEAR. LOW AND OUTSIDE advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships and Final Draft Big Break Competition, and the second round of the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. GAP YEAR advanced to the second round of the 2014 AFF Screenwriting Competition and was previously optioned. Shari is currently a reader for the Austin Film Festival and also spent a year
as a reader for New Horizons Pictures.

Shari is a member of Proscenium Playwrights, a playwright/screenwriter collective. She is also the creator and producer of the TNT! – Totally New Theater – Playwrights’ Collective and Festival.

Shari is a member of the adjunct faculty at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where she received her MFA in Creative Writing, with a concentration in Writing for Stage and Screen. She also teaches on occasion at the Salem Athenaeum.
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Writers in Prior Year Programs

me and Da Queen!1Judith Black

New perspectives on our national history, tickling familial dysfunction, aging, our hurting environment, and human quirks, are all fodder for Judith’s tales.
Featured on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to The Smithsonian Institution, to the Art Museum of Cape Town, she has appeared 12 times at the National Storytelling Festival, and is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel. Judith teaches two classes annually:

Summer:Telling Stories to Children:
Winter: Making Stories From Life:

A Warm Day in March
Hope wants to save the world, one neighbor at a time.

Anne Lucas head shotAnne Marilyn Lucas

Anne Marilyn Lucas has been directing for over thirty years and has taught in the Theatre Department at Salem State University. An actress, director, singer-song writer, professor and playwright, she holds an MFA from BU and a second MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University. Her drama FROM SILENCE premiered at New York’s Theater for the New City in 2016 and was cited as a must-see play after the election along with HAMILTON. It will be presented at MLT in October 2017 under John Fogle’s direction. Her BROADWAY’S DIVAS musical opens at MLT in July.

My Husband’s Keeper
Ten years after her divorce Gladys is invited to visit her ex and his new wife. But
what do they want?

Lucy Blood is a pastor, playwright, songwriter, and performer. All the World’s a Stage was first read at the Provincetown Library in 2016. Channeling Gene, now a full-length play had a reading at The Dramatist Guild in NYC in 2016. Biblically Speaking, Lucy’s first solo performance piece, was featured at the Midtown International Theatre Festival
in 2015. Going Up? was nominated Best Play at the 2014 Strawberry One-act Festival in NYC. Her plays Terminal Gate, Going Up?, Channeling Gene, The D.A.M.N. Meeting, and Teacher’s Lounge all premiered at the Provincetown Theater’s Playwrights Festival.

All the World’s a Stage
Four hundred years after Shakespeare’s death, he and Thespis share a cup of tea at
the Heavenly Cafe.

Julianne Driscoll studied English at Bowdoin College, where she received departmental recognition for Creative Writing. She has experience working as a creative content developer and editor for educational publishers, and currently works in the field of electronic publishing and information services. Julianne has also studied piano and vocal
performance, and is a voice student of Alison Trick in Marblehead. As one of the newer members of TNT, Julianne looks forward to contributing further to future productions.

Aunt Izzy’s Trunk
Justine opens a Pandora’s box of surprises when visiting her Aunt Izzy.

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