Festival News

24 Aug Day 4 Results

We're at the home stretch! Last night we had our final two sessions before today's Saturday Finals.  With the help of last night's judges we have an unprecedented four shows moving on to today's finals! We had Margaret Ledford, the Artistic Director...

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23 Aug Day 3 Results

We're nearing the end of OOB, and all I want to know is where did this week go? How is it already Friday? You're not here for my pseudo-philosophical questions about time, though. Last night our judges were The Playwrights Realm's Associate Artistic Director Alexis...

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22 Aug Day 2 Results

Can you believe we've already seen half of the Final 30 plays this week? Time is flying!  Last night we had three new judges, and two of them were OOB Alumni! Miriam Weiner, the current Literary Manager at the Vineyard, and...

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21 Aug Day 1 Results

One day down, five more days to go, and I do not envy our judges one bit!  The judges for last night's performances were New Dramatists Artistic Director Emily Morse, notable supporter of grantmaking at The New York Community Trust Salem Tsegaye,...

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08 May The 44th OOB Finalists

The Samuel French staff has read through hundreds of excellent play submissions, and we are happy to announce our Final 30 Playwrights. Thank you to every playwright who submitted their work this year.  Please join us congratulating this year's finalists. Bonnie Antosh...

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25 Aug Day 4 Results

Last night was an incredible fourth round of performances. Our first session opened with four shows: while two young immigrants practice a dance routine they also learn more about each other in Rae Binstock's Blue Skies; just when Dave is about to forego...

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