Great Plains Theatre Conference
Metropolitan Community College, FOC 17
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103-0777
The nationally recognized Great Plains Theatre Conference produced by Metropolitan Community College offers extensive opportunities for top emerging playwrights to learn and grow. Through the Conference, playwrights connect with one another in a supportive and encouraging environment to critique one another’s work, develop work together, form creative alliances and share vital contacts and resources.
The Great Plains Theatre Conference serves as an avenue to:
- Introduce new theatrical work into the American theatre scene
- Premier the works of new and emerging playwrights
- Explore and strengthen the connection between the community and the arts
- Provide avenues for works produced beyond the Conference
- Connect local and national actors, directors, designers and technical theatre personnel
PlayFest is a community performance festival held on selected evenings during the Conference in various locations across Omaha. PlayFest examines how theatre is produced, its connection to society and what new designs are possible. Performances take on a variety of forms from devised theatre and movement work created by local and national artists, to full-length plays highlighting the work of honored and featured guests, to Neighborhood Tapestries, a celebration of local stories, music, art and community. 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.