Walsh, Clapp, Birney, Robins and Barron Cast in O'Neill Center's Playwrights Conference Works

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Tony Award nominees Barbara Walsh, Gordon Clapp, Obie Award winner Reed Birney, Laila Robins and Mia Barron will be part of the National Playwrights Conference at the Tony Award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.

Wendy C. Goldberg serves as artistic director of the conference that will run July 9-31. Plays by Kathryn Walat, Anne Washburn, Dominique Morisseau, David West Read, Carrie Barrett and James McClindon will be developed during the summer.

Lisa Peterson will direct Kathryn Walat's Creation, which will feature Barron, Piter Marek, John Preston and Nick Westrate (July 9-10).

Evan Cabnet will direct The Dream of the Burning Boy by David West Read, featuring Birney, Jessica Cummings, Ben Gunderson, Ben Morrow, Caitlin O’Connell, JD Taylor and Libby Woodbridge (July 14-15).

Seret Scott will direct Dominique Morisseau's Follow Me to Nellie’s, with cast members Nyahale Allie, Peter Jay Fernandez, Lynda Gravatt, Kelly McCreary, Warner Miller, Amirah Vann, Nick Westrate and Michelle Wilson (July 16-17).

Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller will stage Close Up Space by Molly Smith Metzler. The cast will include Birney, Robbins, Michael Chernus, Jessica Digiovanni and Libby Woodbridge (July 21-22). Carrie Barrett's The Burden of Not Having a Tail, directed by Suzanne Agins, will feature Alison Weller (July 23-24).

Steve Cosson will helm Washburn's The Devil At Noon, with Clapp, Scott Drummond, Rebecca Hart, Scott Lowell and David Ross (July 28-29).

Sean Daniels will stage Comes a Faery by James McLindon, featuring Walsh, Rob Campbell, Ryan King, Nicole Lowrence and Danielle Slavick (July 30-31).

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.

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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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