Eugene O’Neill Theater Center a Launch Pad for Theater Greats

From Brooklyn NY1:august wilson23

Broadway producer Tom Viertel of “Hairspray” and “The Producers” fame serves as the institution’s Chairman of the Board. He spoke to me about one of the organization’s alums—a writer discovered through the center’s open submission policy.

“He had no representation, nobody had ever heard of him, and he came and developed the play, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” It was August Wilson, and he went on to develop six of his 10 plays at the O’Neill,” says Viertel.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s