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May 28

May 28, 2019


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell

GPTC announces PlayFest performance “Intimate Night: Remembering Maria Irene Fornes”

OMAHA, Neb. — The Great Plains Theatre Conference will celebrate the life and work of one of the most formative influences on American playwriting by honoring the late Maria Irene Fornes. The conference, hosted by Metropolitan Community College, is proud to announce “Intimate Night: Remembering Maria Irene Fornes.” An evening of stories, scenes and short plays by Fornes is directed by guest artist Mary Beth Easley.

An evening that celebrates a week of playwriting, workshops and collaborators of the conference, the GPTC honors an established and professional playwright each year. The conference is proud to honor Maria Irene Fornes as the 14th annual GPTC honored playwright.


Saturday; June 1; 7:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus, Swanson Conference Center

32nd Street and Sorenson Parkway

PlayFest is a community performance festival held on selected evenings during the Conference in various locations across the Metro. 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.

About the Great Plains Theatre Conference

GPTC’s mission 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. Through the conference, playwrights connect with guest artists and one another in a supporting and encouraging environment and critique one another’s work, develop work together and form future creative alliances. All daytime conference readings are free and open to the public. PlayFest, GPTC’s evening theatre festival for the community is also free and open to the public and is held in various locations throughout Omaha during the conference week.

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

For more information, contact GPTC at 531-MCC-2618 or


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 post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.