March 1st , 2010

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Sheila O’Connor

Director of Marketing & Public Relations

(402) 457-2733

soconnor7@mccneb.edu

www.mccneb.edu

MORE THAN 300 PLAYS SUBMITTED TO THEATRE CONFERENCE

 

OMAHA, Neb.—Three hundred nine plays were submitted for consideration for Metropolitan Community College’s (MCC)  fifth annual Great Plains Theatre Conference from 40 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

 

Confirmed featured artists include:

 

Additionally, the Conference will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dr. Jo Ann C. McDowell’s oversight/founding of three major American theatre conferences: The William Inge Festival, Independence, Kan., the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, Alaska, and the Great Plains Theatre Conference at MCC.  The Conference will celebrate her founding of these important events and her deep, long lasting relationships with some of the most celebrated American theatre playwrights of the past 50 years.

 

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Great Plains Theatre Conference with more than 1200 new plays submitted over the short but significant lifetime of the Conference and honoring five Pulitzer-Prize winning/nominated playwrights (Edward Albee, Arthur Kopit, Doug Wright, Theresa Rebeck and David Lindsay-Abaire), The Great Plains Theatre Conference has become the intersection where Omaha and national creative communities come together.