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.

Questions? Contact our Literary Office at litoffice@theoneill.org or (860) 443-5378 ext. 227.

Why the number 42?


The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do' I typed it out. End of story.





 
 

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

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Dream Design
Edith Oliver Theater Performance
Table Reading
Pinning Ceremony

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Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

305 Great Neck Road

Waterford, CT 06385

Administrative Offices: (860) 443-5378

Email: theaterlives@theoneill.org

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Pinning Ceremony

Playwright Celine Song pins her signed program from Endlings to the back wall of Blue Genes Pub in a historic Pinning Ceremony.