Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Announces 2019 Summer Season


WATERFORD, CONN.: The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced its summer season of plays, musicals, and other works in development.

“This summer in Waterford, Conn., the O’Neill, the launchpad of the American theatre, will continue our work with exciting new musicals, plays, puppetry, and cabaret,” said executive director Preston Whiteway in a statement. “I’m delighted to welcome audiences from around the world to experience these vital new works during our 55th anniversary season. I am grateful to each of our artistic directors for their bold vision in selecting these pieces and artists that will impact the field for decades to come.”

The National Playwrights Conference, led by artistic director Wendy C. Goldberg, will present eight new works (July 3-27). The plays were chosen from 1,416 plays received through the O’Neill’s open submission process. Isaac Gomez (The Way She Spoke) will join as this year’s writer-in-residence.

  • Death of the Republic by Craig Lucas
  • The Humanities by Zayd Dohrn
  • it’s not a trip it’s a journey by Charly Evon Simpson
  • Tender Age by George Brant
  • Antigones by Anna Ziegler
  • Black Dick by Tearrance Chisholm
  • Untitled F*ck M*ss S**gon Play by Kimber Lee
  • Winter People by Laura Neill