Eleanor Burgess

Playwright, Screenwriter


The Niceties runs August 31 - October 7 at Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, October 12 - November 25 at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York, and January 11 - February 10 at McCarter Theatre Center in New Jersey.

“Top 10 of 2017! A barnburner of a play… One of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.” - The Washington Post

A Week of New Plays

It was a busy week last week, with a reading of START DOWN at Centenary Stage, a reading of EM AND BEE in the Nantucket Short Play Festival, and two separate performances of VISITING, by Crashbox Theater Company at the Atlantic Alumni Farm, and by Lourdes Drama Society. So satisfying to know my work was reaching so many people.  It's amazing when, after months of solitary writing, you get to emerge from your hole and interact with directors, actors, and above all, an audience.