OOB Final 30 Countdown – Gwyn Ballard

Only 30 days left until our 41st OOB Festival begins and we can barely contain our excitement! So, to hold ourselves together we'll maintain another yearly tradition -- the Final 30 Countdown. Every day between now and August 9th we're going...

Thomas M. Atkinson’s Stories Going Places!

We love watching authors succeed during the OOB Festival, but we love seeing where our friends go afterwords, too. Recently, 38th OOB Winner Thomas M. Atkinson, who won in 2013 for Dancing Turtle, has received well earned recognition for his other...

Tickets Now Available!

You know who our Final 30 are, but now you can reserve you tickets to actually see their work. (And, if you stick around after each performance you can meet them, too!) This year's festival will take place at Classic Stage Company's East...

The Final 30 For the 41st OOB Festival!

We are very proud to announce our final 30 Playwrights for our 41st OOB Festival! Picking just 30 out of the 1,458 submissions we received this year was no easy task -- there were many strong contenders. So, please join us...

OOB 40th Series Script Available for Purchase!

The wait is over! Our anthology of the OOB 40th Festival Plays is now available for your reading pleasure! Looking back, 2015 was full of incredible milestones. Over 40 theater makers around the country participated in the 40/40 Project, bringing short plays...

Tattoo You Up For a Film Award

In 2013 we had the pleasure of seeing Lisa Kenner Grissom's Tattoo You during our 38th OOB Festival. Set at a high school reunion, Grissom shows two women with disparate lives reconnect in the bathroom, and the scars of their troubled past...