BoHo is proud to again partner with Northwestern University's Playwriting Program as part of its Next Step Project. This program pairs advanced undergraduate playwrights with professional Chicagoland theaters, who commission them to write a full-length play based a concept or idea provided by the theater. The theater then helps guide the crafting of the play, culminating in a public reading of the finished script.
Last year, BoHo worked with emerging playwright Madison Fiedler on a script inspired by the prompt "the pursuit of truth in a world increasingly hostile to truth." Out of that process came the play SPAY, about the effect of America's opioid epidemic in one small West Virginia town.SPAY will receive its world premiere at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in 2020.
This year, BoHo will work with another emerging playwright, Nate Hollander, on a dark comedy, currently titled MARTHA AND STEPHEN AND CRIMES AGAINST THE STATE OF LOVE. A reading of this work will take place on Monday, May 18th at The Greenhouse Theater Center and will be free and open to the public.