Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

The O'Neill series celebrates and investigates the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's fifty year impact on individual artists and the wider theatrical community.

Memories and Other Ghosts at the O’Neill
Essay

Memories and Other Ghosts at the O’Neill

5 June 2014

The O'Neill in particular is full of ghosts. There's a rumor, possibly unfounded, that the ashes of the late New Yorker critic Edith Oliver were scattered underneath the venue that bears her name, an outdoor stage that sits in the shade of a monstrous, ancient, and beautiful New England tree.

The O’Neill
Essay

The O’Neill

Art, Money, Home

4 June 2014

Revisiting the rise-and-fall of theatre during its off-season in New York City, Brian Hashimoto reflects on the historical relevance, uniqueness, and creativity fostered at the Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theatre Center.

Setting the Stage
Essay

Setting the Stage

An Interview with the O’Neill Stage Managers

4 June 2014

The O’Neill is a space for the playwright to explore the boundaries of his/her piece (play, musical, song, puppet). The success of a piece doesn’t always have the end result of “being produced.” Instead, the success comes from the writer gaining additional knowledge they need to continue the journey of their play—Kurt Van Raden, Stage Manager at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.

Puppetry from the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center.
When the Puppets Come to Town
Essay

When the Puppets Come to Town

3 June 2014

The O’Neill’s motto is “Risk, Fail, Risk Again” for goodness sake. Puppeteers at all levels, novice to advanced, are able to grow within themselves while focusing on strengthening their work. And, as word has spread about the magic of the O’Neill, the mystique of the O’Neill in puppetry circles has died down, and our family has grown. To this I say, "hell yeah".

Photo from the National Theatre Institute.
If We Could Turn Back Time
Essay

If We Could Turn Back Time

National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

2 June 2014

"Guys, before you go: keep working hard. Be nice to everyone. Keep up the playwriting you started doing here. Handwritten thank you and/or apology notes. Find people who inspire you and make yourself useful to them. Buy gold and invest in Apple now."

Old Institutions, New Plays
Essay

Old Institutions, New Plays

What The O’Neill Model Can Teach Us

1 June 2014

Anne G. Morgan sheds insight on the history and impact of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center on the theatrical community. 

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