Wendy C. Goldberg serves as artistic director of the conference, which provides writers with a month-long residency to shape their works with professional actors and directors, ultimately resulting in script-in-hand readings.
Submissions, which are open to previously unproduced plays, will be accepted through Oct. 26. The O'Neill provides writers with a stipend, housing, meals and transportation to its Waterford, CT, campus.
There is a $35 submission fee. For details, visit TheOneill.org.
Among the plays that were nurtured at the O'Neill are The House of Blue Leaves, Uncommon Women and Others, A Walk in the Woods, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson and Fences. Alumni include August Wilson, John Patrick Shanley, Wendy Wasserstein, Adam Rapp, Gina Gionfriddo, John Guare, David Henry Hwang and Adam Bock. Musicals developed at the O'Neill include Nine, Avenue Q, In The Heights, Violet and Tales of the City.