is known for developing the work of emerging and seasoned writers since the
annual conference began in 1998. Many plays developed at OPC have gone on to
prominent productions at theatres throughout the United States and the world,
from the Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, La Jolla
Playhouse, Broadway, London’s West End and theaters in Asia and Africa.
Bill Cain, who developed Equivocation and 9
Circles at the Ojai
Playwrights Conference, is the first playwright ever to win two consecutive
Steinberg/ATCA Best New Play Awards, first for Equivocation in 2010 and then for 9 Circles in 2011.
Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Motherf*cker
With A Hat, also developed at OPC, was honored with numerous Tony Award
wins and nominations, including Best Play. Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities opened on Broadway in 2011, and soon
after, Baitz became a Pulitzer prize finalist for this play. These are but a
few of the many success stories of plays developed in Ojai.