The conference dates will be June 6-14, with pre-conference intensives available June 3-5. Participants must have applied through the O'Neill Theater Center's submissions page.
The mission of the conference, now in its 25th year, is to bring established and emerging artists together and explore a range of performance styles. The event, made up of rehearsals and workshops on writing, music, "puppet anarchy" and marionettes, will culminate with two public performances. Participants will collaborate with renowned guest directors, puppet artists and playwrights to develop imaginative productions. For the full list of workshops and participating artists, click here.
Past conference participants have gone on to work in venues such as HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, La Mama, The Red Moon Theater, The Puppet Showplace, The Sandglass Theatre, Trouble Puppet, The Center for Puppetry Arts and many more internationally.
The O’Neill's National Puppetry Conference was established by key founding members Jane Henson, George Latshaw, Richard Termine, Bobbie Nidzgorski, Bart P. Roccoberton Jr., and Jim and Margo Rose.
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center was founded in 1964 by George C. White in honor of America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright. For more information on the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's summer conferences, visit theoneill.org.