Open Call for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference – We Have All the Submissions Info!

News   Open Call for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference – We Have All the Submissions Info!
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced a call for submissions for the 2016 National Playwrights Conference. The program has helped the development of such works as Lindsey Ferrentino’s Ugly Lies The Bone, now in previews at the Roundabout Theatre and last year's Off-Broadway hit I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, among many others.

With an Oct. 16 deadline set, plays of any length are eligible, but must remain unproduced through July 31, 2016. Click here to apply; there is a $35 submission fee.  

The conference aids playwrights during the creation and development of new works. They are awarded a one-month residency (July 2016) with stipend, housing, meals and transportation to support an intensive rehearsal process and two public readings.

Both electronic and hard copy applications are accepted. For more information and guidelines visit TheOneill/Submissions phone (860) 443-5378 ext. 227 or email

The O’Neill will also host three online Q&A sessions about the submission process on the O'Neill Facebook page. They will take place Sept. 24, Oct. 4 and Oct. 13. 

Launched in 1964, The National Playwrights Conference has helped develop over 600 plays. It is the founding program of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and led by NPC Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg. "It's been a remarkable year, celebrating seven O’Neill projects in production off-Broadway. For our 52nd season, I look forward to building on our immense artistic legacy and helping to nurture the most innovative and fearless storytellers of our time," commented Goldberg in a press statement.

For more information, visit TheONeill.

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