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Great Plains Theatre Conference | Metropolitan Community College | Fort Omaha Campus | 30th and Fort Streets | Omaha, NE 68111

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for the 5th Annual Great Plains Theatre Conference     
May 29- June 5, 2010

The staff of the Great Plains Theatre Conference has already begun preparations for next year´s conference. We are hard at work looking over survey feedback to see how we can continue to improve the conference as we join together in celebrating theatre and the arts. Check the web site regularly for updates on the 5th Annual Great Plains Theatre Conference.

The mission of the Great Plains Theatre Conference is to recognize the work of renowned American playwrights while fostering the work of new and emerging ones.

The creative goals of the Conference are threefold:

• Nurture new playwrights, giving them an opportunity to have their work performed; and to study with, and receive thoughtful feedback from experienced theater professionals.

• Be a place where emerging and more accomplished playwrights can workshop their new work and receive attention from national theater professionals.

• Be a catalyst for vibrant new work to be launched into the national theater scene.

The Great Plains Theatre Conference is proud to announce the 2009
Honored Playwright Pulitzer Prize Finalist Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. Past New York productions of her work include Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann and Spike Heels at Second Stage; Bad Dates and The Butterfly Collection at Playwrights Horizons; and View of the Dome at New York Theatre Workshop. Omnium Gatherum (co-written, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003) was featured at the Humana Festival, and had a commercial run at the Variety Arts Theatre. Her newest work, The Understudy, will premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer and will star frequent collaborator Julie White.

All of Ms. Rebeck’s past produced plays are published by Smith and Kraus as Theresa Rebeck: Complete Plays, Volumes I, II and III and in acting editions available from Samuel French. Ms. Rebeck’s other publications are Free Fire Zone, a book of comedic essays about writing and show business. She has written for American Theatre Magazine and has had excerpts of her plays published in the Harvard Review. Ms. Rebeck’s first novel, Three Girls and Their Brother, was just published by Random House/Shaye Areheart Books and is available online and at fine booksellers everywhere.

In television, Ms. Rebeck has written for Dream On, Brooklyn Bridge, L.A. Law, American Dreamer, Maximum Bob, First Wave, and Third Watch. She has been a writer/producer for Canterbury’s Law, Smith, Law and Order:Criminal Intent and NYPD Blue. Her produced feature films include Harriet the Spy, Gossip, and the independent feature Sunday on the Rocks. Awards include the Mystery Writer’s of America’s Edgar Award, the Writer’s Guild of America award for Episodic Drama, the Hispanic Images Imagen Award, and the Peabody, all for her work on NYPD Blue. She has won the National Theatre Conference Award (for The Family of Mann), and was awarded the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award in 2003 for The Bells. Mauritius was originally produced at Boston’s Huntington Theatre, where it received the 2007 IRNE Award for Best New Play as well as the Eliot Norton Award.

Ms. Rebeck is originally from Cincinnati and holds an MFA in Playwrighting and a PhD. in Victorian Melodrama, both from Brandeis University. She is a proud board member of the Dramatists Guild and has taught at Brandeis University and Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Jess Lynn and two children, Cooper and Cleo.


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