Professional Development & Education
National Directors Fellowship
A five-year joint initiative, NDF fast-tracks the professional experience of 25 emerging stage directors and propels the advancement of new plays.
Young Playwrights Festival
The Young Playwrights Festival takes place each spring at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. If your play is selected for the Festival, you will work with a creative team composed of a director, dramaturg, designer, and actors to develop and stage your script.
Commercial Theatre Institute
The Commercial Theater Institute, now nearing its third decade, is a project of the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and The Broadway League. Dedicated to training the next generation of commercial theater producers, CTI provides resources and guidance to individuals interested exploring the various paths toward creating commercial productions for the stage.
Visiting Professionals Residency
Over a four-day residency directors, literary managers, dramaturgs, and theater administrators will observe and partake in the process of the O’Neill’s National Playwrights Conference.
Jim Henson Foundation Puppetry Residency
This annual two to four-week residency held at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Waterford campus expands and broadens the work of the National Puppetry Conference. Room, board, expenses, space, and dramaturgical support provided.