Sunday, May 27- Friday, June 1

This year's festival will embark on a multi-year conversation about the connection between the arts and the community they serve. Specifically addressing how theatre is produced in America, how these methods of production affect our connection to society, and what new designs might be needed and possible. To begin this conversation, all five PlayFest performances will be set in non-traditional spaces that have an aesthetic connection to the play being produced and the community where it is being staged. Each night will be held in a geographically, socially, and culturally diverse section of Omaha; downtown, west of Omaha, and in north Omaha. Each evening's performance will be accompanied by live, local musicians performing original scores and the set for each play will be designed by a different local artist from the visual arts community. Discussions before and after the performance between the artists and the community will provide a chance for interaction, feedback, and a deepening of connection. Finally, the entire festival will be free and open to the public. The result will be a diverse and vibrant portrait of our city, a chance for different groups within the city to interact with each other, and a dialogue within the community about the stories that are affecting our lives.

PlayFest is free and open to the public. Performances are recommended for mature audiences only. PlayFest is part of the Great Plains Theatre Conference presented by Metropolitan Community College.

All performances start at 7:30 p.m.

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