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Great Playwrights to the Great Plains

Spring 2009 | Archives

MCC is gearing up for the fourth annual Great Plains Theatre Conference. May 23-30 hundreds of theatre enthusiasts will arrive in Omaha for a week of collaboration, conversation and camaraderie.

This year is a celebration of women in theatre. The Conference is honoring Theresa Rebeck, a playwright, novelist and screenwriter. Rebeck is a widely produced playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist. Two evening performances will be dedicated to the works of Rebeck and include talkback opportunities. Other special events honoring women include panels discussing the impact of women playwrights on American theatre and women directors and conversations featuring prominent women in the theatre.

In addition to the special performances and events, the heart of the Conference is the play labs. Each year hundreds of playwrights submit their plays in the hopes of being selected for a play lab at the Theatre Conference. The labs feature readings of the playwrights´ works performed by local theatre groups and reviews by a panel of prominent theatre professionals and audience members. This year the five top plays were selected for the MainStage Series and will have featured play labs Thursday through Saturday with Rebeck serving as a panelist.

To learn more about the Conference and its events, visit www.mccneb.edu/theatreconference.

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