AMERICAN THEATRE | Wendy C. Goldberg to Go away O’Neill Nationwide Playwrights Convention

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WATERFORD, CONN.: Wendy C. Goldberg will step down as creative director of the Nationwide Playwrights Convention (NPC) after 18 years within the submit.

Goldberg started her tenure at NPC in 2005 as the primary lady to guide the convention within the 60-year historical past of the influential new-play growth group. Along with supporting myriad playwrights, Goldberg based and led the Nationwide Director’s Fellowship, a joint initiative of the O’Neill, the Nationwide New Play Community, Kennedy Heart American Faculty Theatre Pageant, and the SDC Basis. The initiative linked early-career administrators to a community of writers, expanded entry to skilled assist providers, and supplied alternatives for commentary and experimentation, equipping administrators with the abilities, data, and community to advance new-play growth and manufacturing across the nation

“The Nationwide Playwrights Convention performs such a particular position in American theatre, in addition to my life, and it has been an honor to work with the O’Neill management, employees, and significantly the a whole lot of proficient playwrights during the last 18 years,” stated Goldberg in a press release. “To return in throughout such a second of change and re-establish the corporate as a nationwide chief will stay a spotlight of my profession. After practically twenty years, it’s time for me to show my consideration towards many different creative endeavors.”

The Nationwide Playwright’s Convention is likely one of the seven core applications of the O’Neill Theatre Heart. The group is at the moment growing a search committee to seek out an interim skilled to fill position of creative director.

“We thank Wendy for her management during the last 18 years, serving to the O’Neill construct upon the imaginative and prescient of George C. White and NPC’s inaugural creative director, Lloyd Richards, to assist rising and established playwrights within the growth and staged readings of necessary works,” stated Tom Viertel, chairman of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Heart, in a press release. “Now we have a robust management crew in place, led by Tiffani Gavin, who will guarantee this necessary a part of the NPC course of strikes ahead easily throughout this transition interval.”

Purposes for the summer time 2023 Nationwide Playwrights Convention not too long ago closed. The group’s literary workplace will oversee the method of studying and deciding on the performs to maneuver on to the ultimate spherical of assessment, and the O’Neill will choose the six performs that playwrights will develop in-residence through the 2023 season.

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