Submission Info


The 2015 Cabaret & Performance Conference will be held July 29 - August 8. 

**Applications are no longer being accepted for the Fellows Program; thanks to all who applied!



Cabaret Fellows Program

A select group of individuals are provided with an intense course of study. With two master artist classes daily, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, the Fellows work with expert music directors to prepare for public performances during the conference, and are also encouraged to experiment and sing nightly at the conference's open mic sessions. Master classes with visiting artists are also incorporated into the course.

The O'Neill will begin accepting applications for the 2016 conference in the spring of 2016. If you are interested in applying, please look over the materials on these pages and sign up to receive email updates about the Cabaret and Performance Conference. As soon as we post our 2016 application, you will be the first to know.

**NOTE: The application materials below reflect the 2015 application process and are for reference purposes only.

Only complete applications will be considered, which includes 1) an application form 2) application fee of $35 and 3) video audition.

To apply, please download the Preplist [PDF or MS Word] and then proceed to the Application

The Cabaret Fellows Program costs $3,500 USD and includes tuition, room, and board.

Junior Fellows Program

In its fourth year, the Junior Cabaret Fellows Program offers select middle and high school students an opportunity for professional vocal instruction, movement, and hands-on artistic guidance in the art of performance.

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center invites New London County residents ages 12-18 to audition for the Junior Fellows Program, under the direction of Brad Simmons.  Junior Fellows will have two weeks of master classes and performance opportunities alongside the O’Neill’s professional guest artists at the 2015 Cabaret & Performance Conference, under Artistic Director, Grammy and Emmy Award winner, John McDaniel.

For inquiries or to schedule an audition, email Jill Anderson at