Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
MJ Halberstadt - Playwright

MJ Halberstadt is a Boston-based playwright whose work examines identity politics in the blurry area between comedy and drama. His full-length credits include Brute (Pingree School), Grindr (and other concerns) (The Survivalists), i don't know where we're going but i promise we're lost (Boston Teen Acting Troupe), That Time the House Burned Down (Fresh Ink Theatre), The Launch Prize (Bridge Rep of Boston), and not Jenny (Bridge Rep of Boston). He has had short plays presented here and there, including a series of immersive plays in his 2007 Toyota Corolla (Medvescek Ventures). His work has been developed and acknowledged by the BCA/CompanyOne PlayLab, Boston University's Creative Writing Global Fellowship, the Elliott Norton Award for "Outstanding New Script" for The Launch Prize, KCACTF Region 1 Conference, and Last Frontier Theatre Conference. He is a founding member of Bridge Rep of Boston, and member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. He grew up on Long Island and currenty lives in Brookline, MA with his husband and their coffee maker.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
MJ
Job Title/Position: 
Playwright
Physical Address: 
Brookline, MA 02446
Last Name: 
Halberstadt
Phone: 
5164252375

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Playwriting
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Media - Film
Media - Television
Multi-Disciplinary
Theater - General
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Playwriting
Populations Served: 
Adults
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - In School
Writing Services
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
Education: 
MFA Playwriting, Boston University
BA Theatre Education, Emerson College
Awards: 
Elliott Norton Award for "Outstanding New Script"
BCA/CompanyOne Playlab
Boston University's Creative Writing Global Fellowship
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 1 Finalist
EVVY Award for "Outstanding New Play"
Last Frontier Theatre Conference
Jack Welch StageSource Scholarship

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Theater
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Certifications / Training: 
Initial K-12 Teaching License in Massachusetts