Friday, May 24, 2013

Directors Set for O'Neill's Playwrights Conference

Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, announced today directors of the eight projects selected for development at the 2013 Conference.

The directors are Kent Thompson, Artistic Director of the Denver Center Theater Company; the Goodman Theatre's Playwright in Residence Seth Bockley; Associate Artistic Director of Seattle Repertory Theatre Braden Abraham; Giovanna Sardelli; Geordie Broadwater; Director of New Play Development at Playwrights Horizons Adam Greenfield; Michael Rau; and Goldberg.

Goldberg remarked, "It's wonderful to welcome back some National Playwrights Conference alums as well as a number of new directors to our summer. It's exciting to have the next generation of new play directors with us to help shape and tell these timely new stories."

The Solid Sand Below
by Martín Zimmerman
Directed by Kent Thompson
Performances: July 3 at 8:15pm; July 4 at 8:15pm

Samsara
by Lauren Yee
Directed by Seth Bockley
Performances: July 5 at 7:15pm; July 6 at 8:15pm

A Great Wilderness
by Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Braden Abraham
Performances: July 10 at 8:15pm; July 11 at 8:15pm

Little Children Dream of God
by Jeff Augustin
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
Performances: July 12 at 7:15pm; July 13 at 8:15pm

The Oregon Trail
by Bekkah Brunstetter
Directed by Geordie Broadwater
Performances: July 17 at 8:15pm; July 18 at 8:15pm

All the Roads Home
by Jen Silverman
Directed by Adam Greenfield
Performances: July 19 at 7:15pm; July 20 at 3:15pm

Evanston: A Rare Comedy
by Michael Yates Crowley
Directed by Michael Rau
Performances: July 24 at 8:15pm; July 25 at 8:15pm

Lost Lake
by David Auburn
Directed by Wendy C. Goldberg
Performances: July 26 at 7:15pm; July 27 at 8:15pm

Schedules are subject to change. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 5. Please call the O’Neill Box Office at (860) 443-1238 or visit www.theoneill.org for times, prices and reservations.

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