We are looking forward to welcoming artists and audiences to campus for the 2021 Summer Season! All six of our nationally-recognized programs are continuing through a mixture of virtual and in-person artistic and educational experiences. 

 

In preparation for our 57th Summer Season we're sharing initial details of the hybrid, COVID-19 responsible, summer currently being planned. Support for artists, a welcoming environment for artistic discovery and celebration, and the safety of our community are at the forefront of this #ONeillSummer.

 

Please join us, save these dates, apply to participate, & stay tuned our 2021 Season Announcement.

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STAY TUNED

Be the first to know about everything happening this #ONeillSummer by joining our mailing list! You'll receive updates about our artists, events, and ways that you can take advantage of all that the O'Neill has to offer!

MEMBERSHIP

The O’Neill relies on its Members to keep its programs strong, provide critical support for the creation of new theater, and participate in the development process. Please consider becoming a member today! Member Appreciation Day is Friday, July 16.

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JOIN US! We are delighted to offer the opportunity to take part in our 5-part master class series with world-renowned puppetry artists:

Kathryn Mullen (USA/Bermuda)

Ping Chong (USA)

Mervyn Millar (England)

François Delarozière - La Machine (France)

Chia-yin Cheng - Lize Puppet Colony (Taiwan)

 

STAY TUNED

The 2021 Summer Season will also support writers through the National Music Theater Conference and National Playwrights Conference. Utilizing a hybrid model, the Conferences will focus on collaboration and development through writer residencies, community building, and mentorship with top professionals. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, staged readings will not be held. We look forward to introducing the selected artists in the coming weeks. 

 

NEW FOR 2021

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Join us for a casual concert featuring solo performances from O'Neill alumni in a COVID-responsible environment. Bring your beach blankets and chairs to a dedicated and distanced circle on the grass in the Sunken Garden. Each low-priced ticket provides space for up to six members of a household or bubble to enjoy an afternoon concert overlooking the Long Island Sound. We're excited to welcome back past O'Neill artists to share their talents in a new way! Concessions available. No outside food or beverages. Masks and social distancing are required.

 

SAVE THE DATES: Sundays June 13, June 20, July 11, & July 18 at 4pm. Artists and on-sale window to be announced.

Join us for four free on-campus events shining a light on unique features of our acclaimed national conferences through storytelling, interviews, and demonstrations. Masks and social distancing required.

 

SAVE THE DATES: Saturdays June 26, July 10, July 24, & August 7. Artists, times and RSVP to be announced.

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The Pub opens for the season on Saturday, June 12. Enjoy a drink and small bites from our full-service bar in the iconic log cabin and reconnect with your friends on the Pub's expansive patio and lawn with views of Long Island Sound.

 

New for 2021! Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with food trucks every weekend, happy hour specials, live music featuring local musicians, brunch-style specialty cocktails on Sundays, and even more outdoor seating on our spacious grounds! Artists and events will be announced at a later date.

 

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is a COVID-responsible campus. Masks and social distancing are required unless enjoying food and drinks. All guests must be seated for service and food must be purchased.

 

Your patronage of Blue Gene's Pub helps support the O'Neill's educational and artistic development programs. Follow @BlueGenesPub for updates. 

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Cabaret Fellows

Junior Fellows

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The O’Neill’s flagship educational program the NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE concludes a successful academic year of safe, in-person instruction with the Theatermakers Summer Intensive. Theatermakers train 26 students in a credit-earning curriculum of acting, directing, and playwriting. The four-week program focuses on: cultivating constant creativity practice, essential training techniques, high-quality mentorship, and collaborative opportunities that yield original work. Our students join all the 2021 Summer Season artists gathered at the O’Neill with a shared passion for creating new work for the stage. We look forward to introducing our ensemble in the coming weeks.

 
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Join us for Beech Party! This festive summer fundraiser, under the tent in the Sunken Garden, will feature cocktails, live entertainment, and an unparalleled view of Long Island Sound during a sunset seated dinner.

COVID-RESPONSIBLE CAMPUS

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The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is a COVID-responsible campus. New London County, CT has done a strong job to mitigate the COVID cases and transmission rates, and we remain committed to ensuring that a positive trend for our region continues.  

 

Health and safety protocols are enforced for all individuals on campus including mask requirements and social distancing. Participants and ticket holders will receive detailed information and guidelines prior to their arrival on campus. 

 

We are calling on all members of our campus community to join us in  promoting a culture of accountability and shared concern. We have all adapted to new normals over the past year and know that the summer will bring new moments of adjustment, learning, sacrifice, and resilience for us all. The O’Neill has always championed collaboration, adaptability, perseverance, trust, and creativity. We ask you to join us in putting those values into practice as we get ready for our 57th Summer Season.

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305 Great Neck Road

Waterford, CT 06385

Administrative Offices: (860) 443-5378

Email: theaterlives@theoneill.org

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