national playwrights conference
Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director
Founded in 1964, the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is the country’s premier institution for new play development. Every summer, six to eight unproduced works are selected from a pool of 1,000+ submissions for a playwright-driven workshop on the O’Neill’s campus in beautiful Waterford, CT. At every step in the process, the O’Neill strives to foster an inclusive, collaborative environment in which artistic exploration and experimentation is encouraged.
The 2020 O'Neill Summer Season, including the National Playwrights Conference will be held online. Learn more here.
Funding for the National Playwrights Conference provided by: The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, Time Warner Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Dramatists Play Service, and O'Neill Annual Fund donors