From a pool of over 400 submissions, five plays have been selected for the MainStage Series through a blind reading process by a national committee of theatre artists.
Each of the five playwrights receive an honorarium and an all expenses paid trip to Omaha to rehearse their script with top local and national talent. Throughout the Conference, staged readings of the MainStage scripts are presented; after which, a panel of top theatre professionals serve as respondents to the work. The 2011 play responses will be paneled by GPTC Featured Artists including:Tony and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright; Lee Blessing; Obie winning dramatist, Mac Wellman; US Latina playwright, translator, lyricist and editor Caridad Svich; and widely-acclaimed playwright, Constance Congdon.
|Michael Merino||Artist and Protector of Children: The Life of Henry Darger|
|Clinnesha Sibley||Tell Martha Not to Moan|
|Brian Silberman||Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo|