Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Works Circle Visits the O'Neill

By Don Rebar
Community Engagement & Digital Content Manager

Members of the Playhouse's New Works Circle recently visited the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT to take a closer look at the development process at the National Playwrights' Conference & National Musical Theater Conference.

Six guests from the New Works Circle were joined by WCP's Managing Director Michael Ross, Associate Artistic Director David Kennedy, Associate Artist Annie Keefe and Artistic & Management Coordinator Chad Kinsman, who toured the O'Neill's idyllic beach-side campus and attended developmental readings of No One's Sonata, by Steven Sater, and ZM by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis.

The New Works Circle was created as part of the Playhouse's renewed commitment to the development and production of new plays. During the Playhouse's 85 year history, 43 new works - including A.R. Gurney's Love & Money - have been produced.

Now celebrating it's 50th year, The O'Neill is known as a pioneer of new work, having developed over 600 plays during its existence, including works from John Guare, David Henry Hwang, David Lindsay-Abaire, Wendy Wasserstein and August Wilson.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the New Works Circle & how you can be a part of special programs at the Playhouse.

Photos by Ian Devlin

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