A heads-up for all you playwrights out there: Submissions for the 2018 National Playwrights Conference sponsored by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center are officially under way. To be considered for the Summer 2018 season, the deadline is October 13. For full details, check out this site: http://www.theoneill.org/summer-conferences/npc/submission-info.
The National Playwrights Conference is led by Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg. The Conference supports playwrights during the creation and development of new play projects. Authors selected will be awarded a residency for the month of July 2018, including an intensive rehearsal process and two staged, script-in-hand public readings. A stipend, housing, meals, and transportation are provided for each writer selected for this month-long residency.
Applicants can transmit scripts for consideraton through the O’Neill’s Open Submissions Process Wednesday, September 13, 2017 through Friday, October 13, 2017. Early submissions are strongly advised.
Plays of any length or genre are eligible; however, to be considered for this program, the work must remain unproduced through July 31, 2018. No agent is required. Both electronic and hard copy applications are accepted The submission fee is $35 USD.
One of the best ways to motivate yourself to complete and polish a piece is to submit it — you have to be in it to win it. So have you have a play that’s close to singing and dancing, why not check this opportunity out? Write on!