Rosary O'Neill! New Orleans' Playwright Steps Into NYC Off, Off Broadway Scene - Page 3
This full play production reading at the National Arts Club is a turning point for O'Neill in her celebration of being in New York. It is stepping up a career which has included 12 internationally produced plays by the invitation of the American embassy in Paris, Bonn, London and Moscow. But as she said last night in the question and answer session, "I guess I'm a New Yorker now!"
It is so. In New York she has accomplished her most prolific writing. Her plays have been featured in the Reading Series of the Abingdon Theatre, and the Rattlesticks Playwrights Theater, New York. Counting Plane Love, she has written 22 plays here, most of which have been published by Samuel French, Inc. Her play Uncle Victor was chosen Best New American Drama by the Cort Theater, Hollywood, and celebrated in the Chekhov Now Festival in New York. Her Blackjack was selected for Alice's Fourth Floor Best New play series.
And it is in New York where she has finished writing a series for televison/cable about a New Orleans' family, their foibles, their craziness, their humor, their tragedies. Sometimes, you have to leave an area you grew up in to find it again. It would seem that is the way for Rosary O'Neill.