Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, founded in 1964 in honor of Eugene O’Neill, four-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and America’s only playwright to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, is the country’s preeminent organization dedicated to the development of new works and new voices for the American theater. The O’Neill has been home to more than 1,000 new works for the stage and 2,500 emerging artists. Scores of...
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, founded in 1964 in honor of Eugene O’Neill, four-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and America’s only playwright to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, is the country’s preeminent organization dedicated to the development of new works and new voices for the American theater. The O’Neill has been home to more than 1,000 new works for the stage and 2,500 emerging artists. Scores of projects developed at the O’Neill have gone on to full production at other theaters around the world, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, and major regional theaters.

O’Neill programs include the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Critics Institute, National Puppetry Conference, the Cabaret & Performance Conference, and National Theater Institute – which conducts semester-long intensive theater training, and a six-week summer program, Theatermakers. In addition, the O’Neill owns and operates Monte Cristo Cottage as a museum open to the public. Childhood summer home of Eugene O’Neill, the Cottage is a National Historic Landmark. The O’Neill has received two Tony Awards - including the 2010 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the National Opera Award, the Jujamcyn Award for Theatre Excellence, and the Arts and Business Council Encore Award.

For more information, please visit the O’Neill website, www.theoneill.org, call (860) 443- 5378 ext. 213 or email theaterlives@theoneill.org.

Recommended by Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

  • P.Y.G. or the Misedumacation of Dorian Belle
    26 Sep. 2018
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and their play P.Y.G. or the Misedumacation of Dorian Belle as a finalist for our 2018 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 53 finalists out of more than 1,420 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process.
  • Torera
    26 Sep. 2018
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Monet Hurst-Mendoza and their play Torera as a finalist for our 2018 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 53 finalists out of more than 1,420 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process.
  • Day of Saturn
    26 Sep. 2018
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Leviticus Jelks III and their play Day of Saturn as a finalist for our 2018 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 53 finalists out of more than 1,420 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process.
  • EXCEPTION TO THE RULE
    26 Sep. 2018
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Dave Harris and their play Exception to the Rule as a finalist for our 2018 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 53 finalists out of more than 1,420 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process.
  • Night Country
    26 Sep. 2018
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Alex Lubischer and their play Night Country as a finalist for our 2018 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 53 finalists out of more than 1,420 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process.