O'Neill's National Playwrights and Musical Theater Conferences Announce Directors for 2014 Summer Season

O'Neill's National Playwrights and Musical Theater Conferences Announce Directors for 2014 Summer Season

Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director of the National Music Theater Conference, announced Directors of the projects selected for the 2014 Summer Season.

National Music Theater Conference

Says Haupt, "We are very so pleased to have a strong and talented artistic team in place to help guide the development of two very promising new music theater works."

THE WAR DEPT. by Jim & Ruth Bauer
Director: Melia Bensussen
Music Director: Domenick Amendum
Readings: June 28 & 29, July 2 & 4

THE WHITE CITY by Julia Gytri & Avi Amon
Director: Tim Seib
Music Director: Kenneth Gartman
Readings: July 5, 6, 9, 11

National Playwrights Conference

"I am happy to welcome these directors, some who have worked with us previously, and some new comers, to the National Playwrights Conference," says Goldberg.

TIGER STYLE! by Mike Lew
Director: Jaime Castañeda
Readings: July 2 & July 3

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD by Halley Feiffer
Director: Trip Cullman
Readings: July 4 & July 5

UGLY LIES THE BONE by Lindsey Ferrentino
Director: Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Readings: July 9 & July 10

THE IMAGINARY MUSIC CRITIC WHO DOESN'T EXIST by David Mitchell Robinson
Director: Wendy C. Goldberg
Readings: July 12 & July 13

A POWER PLAY; OR, WHAT'S-ITS-NAME by A. Rey Pamatmat
Director: May Adrales
Readings: July 16 & July 17

BRIGHT HALF LIFE by Tanya Barfield
Director: Giovanna Sardelli
Readings: July 18 & July 19

Schedules are subject to change. Tickets on sale Wednesday, June 11. Call the O'Neill Box Office at 860-443-1238 or visit www.theoneill.org for times, prices and ticket information.

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Centeris 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.

Founded in 1964 in honor of Eugene O'Neill, four-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and the only American playwright to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, is the recipient oftwo Tony Awards, in 2010 for Regional Theatre, and in 1979 for Theatrical Excellence. In addition to its Tony recognition, the O'Neill has received the National Opera Award, the Jujamcyn Award for Theatre Excellence, and the Arts and Business Council Encore Award.

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 programs as well as Theatermakers, a six-week summer program.

The O'Neill also owns and operates the Monte Cristo Cottage, boyhood summer home of Eugene O'Neill and setting for his playsAh Wilderness!andLong Day's Journey Into Night. The museum is a registered National Historic Landmark and is open to the public during the summer season.

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