Monday, September 20, 2010


The O'Neill Theater is currently accepting applications for the 2011 National Playwrights Conference, which runs through the month of July: July 1-31, 2011.

The Conference is an opportunity for playwrights (and the director and actors attached to the play, if any) to work on-site for a month at the O'Neill Theater Center to develop the play.

The Center sits on attractive grounds (in Connecticut, near the water), and provides housing and meals for the month. (Transportation to the Conference is also provided.)

This workshop is primarily for full length dramatic/comedic plays, but one acts, experimental theater (if it can be explained in writing!) and plays with incidental music will also be considered. Musicals are the subject of a separate program.

The director and cast for readings and play development will be selected through consultations and discussions with the writer, and come from the writer's own team, people who have worked with the Center in the past, and Equity auditions in May.

The application process opens today (September 20, 2010) and runs through October 22, 2010. Semifinalists (and those not selected) will be notified in February, and the final selections should take place in April.

For more information, direct from the O'Neill Center...

About the O'Neill Theater Center:

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