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April 4

April 4, 2019

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, cell

darayment@mccneb.edu

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Great Plains Theatre Conference announces 2019 playwrights

 

OMAHA, Neb. — The Great Plains Theatre Conference, hosted by Metropolitan Community College, is proud to announce its 2019 PlayLab playwright selections for its 14th annual conference. Representing top emerging playwrights nationwide, the 20 selected playwrights will travel to Omaha May 26–June 1 to participate in the GPTC at the historic MCC Fort Omaha Campus.

 

Each year, the GPTC welcomes hundreds of local participants while also attracting theatre artists from across the country. Almost 850 scripts were submitted for consideration for the 2019 GPTC with plays selected through an anonymous reading process.

 

During the Conference, PlayLab scripts are rehearsed by local and national directors and actors and performed in staged readings. At the end of each reading, playwrights receive feedback from national playwrights, theatre scholars, directors and the public in a guided-response setting. 

 

All PlayLab readings are free and open to the public. 

 

2019 PlayLab playwrights

 

Ian August (Lawrenceville, NJ)                                  Brisé

Nancy Bell (St. Louis, MO)                                         The People in the Cabin

Amy Berryman (New York, NY)                                 Walden

Matthew Ivan Bennett (Salt Lake City, UT)                Art & Class

EllaRose Chary (New York, NY)                                The Lake and the Mill

Ian Cohen (New York, NY)                                         Old Wounds

Edward Einhorn (New York, NY)                               Alma Baya

Alexandra Espinoza (Philadelphia, PA)                     Homeridae

Emily Feldman (New York, NY)                                 The Best We Could (A Family Tragedy)

Steven Haworth (Garrison, NY)                                 Monkey in the Shade

A. Emmanuel Leadon (Glenn Heights, TX)               Cave Canem

Laura Leininger-Campbell (Omaha, NE)                   Worms

John Minigan (Framingham, MA)                               Queen of Sad Mischance

Matt Minnicino (New York, NY)                                  Wyrd

Andrew Rosendorf (Minneapolis, MN)                       Refuge

Whitney Rowland (Minneapolis, MN)                         Wayfinding

Emma Stanton (Chicago, IL)                                      When the Tsunami Knows Your Name

Ryan Stevens (Los Angeles, CA)                              The Resurrectionist

Josiah Thomas Turner (Stevens Point, WI)               Uncle Tom’s Nephews

LaDarrion Williams (North Hollywood, CA)                Black Creek Risin’

 

About the Great Plains Theatre Conference

The mission of GPTC is to enable playwrights and theatre artists to share time, energy and talent in the service of developing craft, creating new work and strengthening community on a local and national scale.

 

The conference is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Humanities Nebraska. 

 

For more information about GPTC, visit gptcplays.com, email theatreconference@mccneb.edu or call 531-MCC-2618.

 

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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.