...where driven young artists flock to learn 10 hours a day, seven days a week, training across all theatrical disciplines.
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is the nation’s preeminent developmental theater and the recipient of two Tony Awards and the National Medal of Arts. Known as the Launchpad of American theater, the O’Neill is home to the National Theater Institute and dedicated to nurturing new work and new artists. Originating the process of developing new plays through script-in-hand staged readings, scores of projects developed at the O’Neill have gone on to full production at other theaters around the world including Broadway, off-Broadway, London’s West End, and major regional theaters.
Artists who began their careers at the O'Neill include: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Garner, August Wilson, John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch, Michael Douglas, Wendy Wasserstein, and Elizabeth Olsen.