Tony Nominee Kaller, Peterson, Cosson, Cabnet, Scott, Agins and Daniels to Direct at O'Neill Playwrights Conference

News   Tony Nominee Kaller, Peterson, Cosson, Cabnet, Scott, Agins and Daniels to Direct at O'Neill Playwrights Conference
 
Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller, Lisa Peterson and Steve Cosson will direct new plays presented at the Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference.

Wendy C. Goldberg serves as artistic director of the conference that will run July 9-31. Seven plays will be developed as part of the conference now in its 46th season.

Kaller, who earned a Tony Award nomination for Next Fall, will direct Close Up Space by Molly Smith Metzler (July 21-22); Peterson (An Iliad) will stage Creation by Kathryn Walat (July 9-10); and the Civilians' Cosson will direct A Devil at Noon by Anne Washburn (July 28-29).

Also announced: Evan Cabnet will direct The Dream of the Burning Boy by David West Read; Seret Scott will direct Follow Me to Nellie’s by Dominique Morisseau; Suzanne Agins will direct The Burden of Not Having a Tail by Carrie Barrett; and Sean Daniels will stage Comes a Faery by James McLindon.

As previously reported, Tony, Pulitzer and Academy Award-winning playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Parade), Rock of Ages book writer Chris D’Arienzo and Russian playwright Yaroslave Pulinovich will be writers in residence. Goldberg, who was a creative advisor on Rock of Ages, will collaborate with D'Arienzo on new projects throughout July.

Tickets begin sale to the general public June 9. Phone (860) 443-1238 or visit www.theoneill.org. The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center was founded in 1964 and is based in Waterford, CT. Programs at the Center include the Puppetry Conference, Playwrights Conference, Critics Institute, Music Theater Conference and the National Theater Institute. The Monte Cristo Cottage, O'Neill's childhood home, is also owned and operated by the group.

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