Southampton Theatre Conference

walter_bernard_summer2014Only 80 miles from Manhattan, the Hamptons have been a theatre enclave for over a century. From John Drew and Ethel Barrymore up through Arthur Miller and Edward Albee, the East End has played the part of respite and inspiration to some of the most influential artists in American Theatre. Tennessee Williams even summered here and once lived in our historic campus windmill where he wrote a play.

Building on that tradition, we’ve gathered some of the greatest working theatre artists in their fields to lead 5-day playwriting workshops and 11-day script development labs. Even better, we’ve done it on an 82-acre campus with ocean views.

July 6 to 10, 2016 - Playwriting Workshop 1 

July 13 to 17, 2016 - Playwriting Workshop 2 

July 6 to 17, 2016 - Script Development Lab

Residencies and Listener's Passes also available

Previous program mentors include:  

Billy Carden, Artistic Director of Ensemble Studio Theatre

Jack Hofsiss, Tony Award-winning director

Abigail Katz, Director of New Play Development, Atlantic Theater Company


For 2016 Workshop descriptions see Workshops

For 2016 costs and to apply see Application & Guidelines 

SPALDING GRAY: STORIES LEFT TO TELL, Avram Theater, Saturday, July 12, 2014
(L-R) Ain Gordon, Christian Scheider, Stephen Hamilton, Matt Klam, and Mercedes Ruehl
photo (c) 2014 by Star Black
albee mann shanley ruehl
Edward Albee Emily Mann John Patrick Shanley Mercedes Ruehl with
Nick Mangano