Free Festival of Contemporary Performance
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.
PlayFest is free and open to the public. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with general seating, so arrive early!
(click on each show title for more information)
Stranger from Paradise (in partnership with Opera Omaha), directed by Kevin Lawler
Friday May 26, 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday May 27, 2:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
south by Michael John Garcés
Directed by Scott Working
(part of GPTC’s Neighborhood Tapestries project)
Wednesday, May 31st 7:30 p.m.
Location Omaha South High School
Worlds to Spare – An evening of three short works
Artistic Coordinator – Mary Beth Easley
Friday June 2, 7:30 p.m.
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
202 S. 20th St.
The Invention of Tragedy by Mac Wellman
Directed by Meghan Finn
Before and Before That by Mac Wellman
Directed by Timothy Siragusa