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Aug. 26

Aug. 26, 2019


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell

Great Plains Theatre Conference announces call for plays

OMAHA, Neb. — The Metropolitan Community College Great Plains Theatre Conference announces its 2020 Call for Plays. The call opens on Sept. 1 and continues through Oct. 15, or once 1,000 plays have been received. Scripts will be accepted online at The 2020 Great Plains Theatre Conference will be held May 24-30, 2020 on the MCC Fort Omaha Campus.

Now in its 15th year, GPTC offers twenty playwrights a week-long opportunity to connect and discover what colleagues are doing from across the country and further develop their plays in a supportive, encouraging environment. During the conference, local actors read PlayLab readings of the chosen plays and each playwright receives feedback from GPTC guest artists, fellow playwrights and the general public. Playwrights also have the opportunity to work with a director and a dramaturg in a setting that inspires creativity.

The annual conference has included nationally-known artists and critically acclaimed playwrights, including Sarah Ruhl, David Lindsay-Abaire and Edward Albee.

All conference readings and events are free and open to the public. For submission guidelines and more information about the call for plays, visit, call 531-MCC-2618 or email


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.