Since 1964, the National Playwrights Conference has developed more than 600 new plays. Scripts will be accepted for NPC 2018 through October 13, 2017. The O’Neill’s open submissions policy allows any writer to submit their work for consideration, no agents or nominations needed.
Works are chosen through our Open Submissions policy. (See all 2017 Finalists).
In the years since its inception the National Playwrights Conference has developed more than 600 plays. During the Conference, playwrights live on the grounds of the O’Neill for a full month and each engages in a week-long process of rehearsals culminating in two script-in-hand public readings. Up to eight playwrights are selected for this intensive laboratory each summer. Conference playwrights represent a wide range of experience from those working on a first play to Broadway veterans; directors and actors have also worked on and off Broadway, in film, and in regional theaters, and represent emerging artists and seasoned professionals.
For information on applying as a playwright and the application process, please visit our Submission Info and Open Submission Process page. With other questions, please call the Literary Office, at (860) 443-5378 x227
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