VIDEO: The O'Neill Center Takes Center Stage on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
Last Sunday, July 20, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Actor Michael Douglas spoke about his time at the O'Neill and its lasting legacy as a launchpad of the American theater. Watch the full segment below!
Founded in 1964, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014. It is the country's preeminent organization dedicated to the development of new works and new voices for American theater. In the bold tradition of its namesake Eugene O'Neill -- four-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and America's only playwright to win the Nobel Prize in Literature -- the O'Neill has been home to more than 1,000 new works for the stage and to more than 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.
Recipient of a 2010 Tony Award for Regional Theatre and 1979 Tony Award for Theatrical Excellence, O'Neill programs include the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Critics Institute, National Puppetry Conference, Cabaret & Performance Conference, and National Theater Institute (NTI).