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June 20–July 14

The National Playwrights Conference — the O’Neill’s founding program — is a national laboratory offering resources vital to creative risk-taking. Every year, innovative, unproduced works are selected from a pool of 1,300+ submissions to be developed with the support of a professional company of actors, designers, dramaturgs, and directors. For this development, the Conference proudly implements a staged reading process born of the workshop model developed early in the O’Neill’s history by its founder, George C. White, and NPC’s inaugural artistic director, Lloyd Richards. The remaining time in each writer’s four-week residency is self-directed — to think, create, and interact with other artists. This year’s talented group of writers join a cadre of O’Neill playwright alumni who have reimagined the American theater in fundamental ways, including August Wilson, David Henry Hwang, Wendy Wasserstein, Jeremy O. Harris, Dominique Morisseau, Martnya Majok, and more.

You Are Cordially Invited to the End of the World!




Greg’s received a terminal diagnosis. But the Earth's dying, too, so like, at least he’s in good company? This all makes sense to Greg. After all, the world’s too big not to be kind of magical.

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Keiko Green is a playwright, screenwriter, and performer based out of Los Angeles and Seattle. Productions of her plays include Exotic Deadly: Or the MSG Play (Old Globe, SF Playhouse), The Bed Trick (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Hells Canyon (Theater Mu), Sharon (Cygnet Theatre), Hometown Boy (Actor's Express, Seattle Public Theater), and Nadeshiko (Sound Theatre Company). Her plays have been developed by the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, South Coast Rep’s Pacific Playwrights Festival, the Old Globe’s Powers New Voices Festival, the Kennedy Center, National New Play Network, Playwrights Realm, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Atlantic Theater. Company. Awards/Honors: Kilroys Web, Gregory Award, and San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play. She holds commissions from the Old Globe and Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan Foundation. She was previously a member of Seattle Rep’s Writers Group, Theater Mu’s Mu Tang Clan, and Chance Theater’s 2023 Resident Playwright. TV: Keiko wrote on the upcoming Hulu series Interior Chinatown. As an actor, she has performed at the Denver Center of Performing Arts, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre, NAATCO, and others. BFA: NYU Drama - Experimental Theatre Wing, MFA: UCSD Playwriting.

Member pre-sale begins May 20th at 10am. Public on-sale begins on May 28th at 10am.

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