OOB Final 30 Countdown – France-Luce Benson

It's day three of our Final 30 countdown, and today's playwright is France-Luce Benson! France-Luce Benson is an honored Dramatists Guild Fellow 2015-2016, and a Lifetime Member at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Awards include: Winner of the National Play Network Award for...

OOB Final 30 Countdown – Jennifer Barclay

For day two of our Final 30 countdown we're going to introduce Jennifer Barclay! Jennifer Barclay is a Chicago-bred actor-turned playwright, recently relocated to the DC area. Her plays been produced and developed by Steppenwolf, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe,...

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...