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Brian GeuhringBrian Guehring

Brian Guehring is the Playwright in Residence and Education Director of the Omaha Theater Company (one of the nation’s five largest professional children’s theaters) where Brian has adapted the world premiere scripts of the Newbery Award winning novels The Giver and Julie of the Wolves (directed by Everett Quinton). His adaptations of Where the Red Fern Grows and Old Yeller won AATE (American Alliance for Theater and Education) Unpublished Play Project Awards. His script The Bully Show was honored at the Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices symposium. Brian also received a playwriting fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council for his original script King Chemo. His plays have been produced by professional theaters for young audiences in Kentucky, South Carolina, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia in addition to productions by schools, universities and community groups. King Chemo and The Bully Show are published by Dramatic Publishing Company. Brian’s teen theater troupe Pride Players (which uses improvisation to explore being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and straight allied teens) won a Human and Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association. He earned his MFA in theater for young audiences from University of Texas at Austin. His playwriting website is www.brianguehring.com.