Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces summer season

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford announced on Tuesday its summer season of plays, musicals and other works in development.

The National Playwrights Conference, which will run July 5-28, will feature "Lightning" by Beth Henley, who also wrote the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning drama "Crimes of the Heart"; "#nowall" by Benjamin Benne, "Lockdown" by Cori Thomas, "Ruth" by Enid Graham, "Endlings" by Celine Song, "The Forest" by Lia Romeo; "Slave Play" by Jeremy O. Harris, and "Marvel-ous Monica; In Which Monica Lewinsky Is a Superhero Hell-Bent on Revenge" by Sarah Tuft.

The writers-in-residence at that conference will be Sarah DeLappe, who wrote "The Wolves,"  which was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and J.T. Rogers, who wrote "Oslo," which won the 2017 Tony for best play.

The National Music Theater Conference, which will run from June 23 to July 13, will showcase "The Family Resemblance" with book, lyric and music by Masi Asare; "Teeth" with book and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson and book and music by Anna K. Jacobs; and "Eddie the Marvelous, Who Will Save the World" with book, music and lyrics by Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses.

The Cabaret & Performance Conference, Aug. 1-11, will include performances by Tonya Pinkins and Brad Simmons; "Georgie," Ed Dixon; Rebecca Parris; "Float Like A Butterfly: the Songs of Sting," Barb Jungr and John McDaniel; "Sin Twisters, Too!," Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller; and "Gone, But Not Forgotten," Sharon McNight.

The National Puppetry Conference, whose public performances are June 15 and 16, will boast guest artists Yael Rasooly and Iliya Magalnyk, Ronnie Burkett, and Michael Paul Ziegfeld.

The National Theater Institute - Theatermakers, which trains students in a credit-earning curriculum of acting, directing and playwriting, will offer free performances on Mondays June 18 through July 23.

The National Critics Institute, which is a boot camp for arts writers, will run July 1-15.


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