Monday, October 15, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Hudes on Tap at O'Neill Event Tonight

The National Playwrights Conference and the National Music Theater Conference, programs of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, will be the focus of an evening at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the City University of New York. The event, on Monday, October 15th, is free and open to the public and begins at 6:30 pm at the Martin E. Segal Theater Center at 365 Fifth Ave., New York.

The evening, “The O’Neill Center: A Safe Haven for Playwrights,” will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights), Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh (Company, Falsettos), and other artists associated with the O’Neill. The event will feature readings from plays and musicals recently developed there and reflections on the O’Neill’s storied past. Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director of the O’Neill’s National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director of the O’Neill’s National Music Theater Conference, will discuss upcoming programs, submission information, and the O’Neill’s plans for the future. Moderated by Helen Shaw.

The O’Neill is currently accepting scripts for development during the 2013 National Playwrights Conference. Applicants may submit works to the O’Neill’s Open Submissions Process through Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. The 2013 National Music Theater Conference will be accepting applications from Nov.1 through Dec., 2012.

Visit http://www.theoneill.org/summer-conferences for application and guidelines. Direct any questions about the conferences to Anne G. Morgan, Literary Manager at (860) 443-5378 ext. 227 or email litoffice@theoneill.org.

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