Great Plains Theatre Conference | Metropolitan Community College | Fort Omaha Campus | 30th and Fort Streets | Omaha, NE 68111
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire was most recently awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist. Prior to that, he received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Rabbit Hole, which premiered on Broadway at MTC's Biltmore Theatre. Rabbit Hole also received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. He has has also received the LA Drama Critics Circle Award, a Garland Award, the Kesselring Prize, awards from the Berrilla Kerr Foundation, the LeComte du Nuoy Fund, Mixed Blood Theater, Primary Stages, the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, and the South Carolina Playwrights Festival, and commissions from South Coast Rep, Dance Theater Workshop and the Jerome Foundation. His newest show, Shrek the Musical (book and lyrics) premiered at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater, and opened on Broadway. His other works include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity, and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire wrote the screenplay for the Newline feature Inkheart, and Sony Picture's upcoming Spider-Man 4. He is also currently at work on screen adaptations of his plays Rabbit Hole for 20th Century Fox, starring Nicole Kidman, and Kimberly Akimbo for Killer Films and DreamWorks. He is a proud New Dramatists alum, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a member of the WGA and the Dramatists Guild Council.
2010 Featured Artists
2010 Evening Performance Schedule
For Tickets to the Evening Performance Series contact the Omaha Community Playhouse
or call the Box Office at 553-0800 or toll free at 888-782-4338.
5th Annual Great Plains Theatre Conference
May 29- June 5, 2010
2009 Photo Gallery
Advice for playwrights from Doug Wright
at the 2008 Conference Gala
Check the web site regularly for updates on the 5th Annual Great Plains Theatre Conference.