O'Neill Center's Cabaret Conference Fellows Program Deadline Extended to May 23
John McDaniel, Artistic Director of the MAC Directors Award winning Cabaret and Performance Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, announced that applications for the Cabaret Fellows Program will be accepted until Friday, May 23. The Conference brings some of the biggest names in Cabaret Theater to perform at the O'Neill each summer, providing valuable development and performance training for up-and-coming performers on the cabaret scene.
The Fellows Program is a select group of individuals who are provided with an intense course of study. With two classes daily, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, the Fellows prepare for a minimum of three public performances during the conference, and are encouraged to experiment and sing nightly at the conference's 'open mic' sessions at the historic Blue Gene's Pub.
The 2014 Cabaret & Performance Conference will be held from July 23rd to August 2nd. The Cabaret Fellows are featured in a performance scheduled for July 31.
Only complete applications will be considered, including 1) an application form 2) application fee of $35 and 3) video audition. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.theoneill.org/summer-conferences/cabaret/submission-info.
2014 Conference Lineup:
Cabaret Opening Night
July 23, 8pm
Susie Mosher & the New Faces of Cabaret
July 26, 8pm
The Sondheim Project
July 29, 8pm
The Music of Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac
Cabaret Junior Fellows
July 30, 8pm
An Evening with the Cabaret Fellows
July 31, 8pm
Aug 1, 8pm
2014 Cabaret Grand Finale
Aug 2, 8pm
About the O'Neill: 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). NTI offers intensive theater training programs for academic credit, including the brand-new National Music Theater Institute, the Moscow Art Theatre Semester (MATS), a semester of study abroad, and six-week Theatermakers Summer Intensive.
The O'Neill owns and operates the Monte Cristo Cottage as a museum open to the public. The childhood summer home of Eugene O'Neill, the Cottage is a National Historic Landmark.