Visiting Professionals Residency

Visiting Professionals ResidencyThe Visiting Professionals Residency is a continuation of the O’Neill’s efforts to increase transparency by opening the O’Neill’s models of submission and development to the broader theater community.

Over a four-day residency, directors, literary managers, dramaturgs, university educators, and theater administrators will observe and partake in the process of the O’Neill’s National Playwrights Conference. Participants will join in conversation with conference playwrights, playwright observers, directors, dramaturgs, and other members of the O’Neill community. They will observe rehearsals and readings, and participate in topical seminars on the field of new play development. The schedule also includes time for enjoying the O’Neill’s campus and nearby beach, reading plays, and casual conversation with members of the O’Neill community, as well as attendance at the Summer Gala.

In previous years, the O’Neill has hosted professionals from Chicago Dramatists, Geva, Theater J, Curious Theatre Company, and Looking Glass.

Visiting Professionals Residency

> Click here to see an example of a previous Visiting Professionals Residency schedule.

Package includes food, dorm housing alongside our acting company and playwright observers, tickets to public readings, discounted ticket to the O’Neill’s summer gala, transportation from housing to the Center, and perusal copies of all NPC scripts while on campus. Participants are responsible for their own travel to the O’Neill. The cost of the 2015 Visiting Professionals Residency program is $500 USD. 

The 2016 Visiting Professionals will be from Thursday, July 21st through Sunday, July 24th.

Participation is limited to the first eight (8) applicants.

Apply here!

Questions? Contact the Literary Office:
(860) 443-5378 ext. 227