Richards leaves Nat’l Playwrights

O'Neill looks to replace Tony-winning helmer

Tony-winning helmer Lloyd Richards is stepping down as artistic director of the National Playwrights Conference next July. The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the confab’s host, is looking for a successor.

The annual event in Waterford, Conn., takes place in July, and is a forum for new play development. Over the past 35 years, conference participants have included Christopher Durang, John Guare, Israel Horovitz and Wendy Wasserstein.

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