Two leading playwrights will be among the eight whose new works will be developed at the National Playwrights Conference in July at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford.
Chosen among the 1,100 plays received through the open submissions process are "Lost Lake by David Auburn (Pulitzer Prize-winner for "Proof") and "A Great Wilderness" by Samuel D. Hunter ("The Whale").
Also named are: "The Solid Sand Below" by Martin Zimmerman, "Samsara" by Lauren Yee, "Little Children Dream of God" by Jeff Augustin, "The Oregon Trail" by Bekah Brunstetter, "All the Roads Home" by Jen Silverman and "Evanston: A Rare Comedy" by Michael Yates Crowley.
Sarah Gubbins and Joshua Harmon will be in residence developing new works at the conference, now in its 49th year and under the artistic direction of Wendy C. Goldberg.
Two directors are also confirmed: Braden Abraham will direct Hunter's "A Great Wilderness" and Goldberg will direct Auburn's "Lost Lake."
Ticket sales begin June 5. Advance tickets are available to O'Neill; members starting May 13.
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