Sept. 13

Sept. 13, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

MCC’s Great Plains Theatre Conference announces Call for Plays

 OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s Great Plains Theatre Conference announces its 2017 Call for Plays. The call opened on Sept. 1 and continues through Oct. 15. Scripts will be accepted online at The 2017 Great Plains Theatre Conference will be held May 27-June 3

Now in its 12th year, GPTC offers playwrights a week-long opportunity to connect and discover what colleagues are doing from across the country and further develop their craft in a supportive, encouraging environment. During the conference, local actors read twenty-six PlayLab and MainStage readings of the chosen plays and each playwright receives feedback from GPTC guest artists, fellow playwrights and the general public. Playwrights also have the opportunity to work with a director and a dramaturg in a setting that inspires creativity.
The honored playwright for 2017 is nationally-renowned playwright Mac Wellman. Wellman will be in attendance throughout the week to network with participants, provide feedback on scripts and teach workshops. 
The conference is held each year at MCC’s historic Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets. Past guest artists include a long list of nationally known and critically acclaimed playwrights such as Constance Congdon, David Lindsay-Abaire, Rebecca Gilman, Doug Wright, Kia Corthron and Erik Ehn, among others.  
All conference readings are free and open to the public.


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.