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March 12

March 12, 2019

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, cell

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Great Plains Theatre Conference announces PlayFest auditions

 

OMAHA, Neb. — The Great Plains Theatre Conference, hosted by Metropolitan Community College, is proud to announce auditions for “Epic” written by Ellen Struve, as a part of this year’s GPTC PlayFest activities. Three auditions dates and times are arranged. Callbacks will follow.

 

Auditions:

            Saturday, March 16, 2019; 2 p.m.; University of Nebraska at Omaha

Check-in table in the Weber Fine Arts Building; room 331, UNO Campus

            Saturday, March 23, 2019; 2:30 p.m.; Omaha South High School

Check-in table in the theatre lobby (north doors on the northeast corner)

            Saturday, March 23, 2019; 4:30 p.m.; Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim

4913 S. 25th St.

Check-in inside the front entrance

Callbacks:

            Saturday, March 30, 2019; 2 p.m.; MCC South Omaha Campus

                                    Connector Building, room 249

Rehearsals begin: April dates to be determined

Performance date: May 29-31, 2019

 

“Epic” is a world premiere play written by local, award-winning playwright Ellen Struve, and developed from ongoing story circles within the South Omaha community. Nationally-renowned director and leader in developing community-driven plays, Michael John Garc├ęs will direct. The play has a focus on, and collaboration with, the Mayan immigrant population in partnership with Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim, the Popol Vuh creation story, the Abstract Mindz artist collective and the South Omaha Mural Project.

PlayFest is a community performance festival held on selected evenings during the conference in various locations across are possible. The goal of PlayFest is to paint a diverse and vibrant portrait of the city, create a chance for friends and neighbors to interact, and be a catalyst for a dialogue within the community about the stories that affect our lives. PlayFest is free and open to the public.

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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.