The Commoners on retreat at the Cather Second Home Guest House in Red Cloud, Nebraska.
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Laura Leininger-Campbell, Marie Amthor-Schuett, Kim Louise and Peggy Jones (missing from the photo is Fly Jamerson).
“Thank you again for nurturing our writing. For allowing us to be free and unencumbered by life. For supporting us with a creative space to both hunker down and let go. To dream new projects. To finish current projects. I’m honored to be part of an organization that sees the value in the development of artists/playwrights. That says, in every way possible, our artistic practice is important–so important that it will support our art in a way that is no-cost and full-investment.”
Kim Louise – First cohort Commoner
Thank you! To the creative team, all of our partners and everyone who came together for Stories: On the Brink!
The Stories: On the Brink cast at the Stephen Center performance.
And from the 2021 New Play Conference:
Thanks to everyone who made the 15th GPTC New Play Conference such a wonderful week!
Feedback from 2021 PlayLab Playwrights –
Thank YOU all! It’s been a wonderful week, so lovely to refill my heart and mind with play worlds and art.
The reading of Practice House is/was stellar. I’m grateful for the whole experience!
thank you so much! deeply grateful to you both for welcoming me into this process and community.
As a playwright working on a new play, it’s so vital to be in a space with thoughtful, sensitive people who get theater. Great Plains provides such a space. Whether it was in rehearsal with my talented crew of Omaha collaborators, in discussion with a professional dramaturg, in workshops with a collection of leading literary voices, in the audience for the work of my diverse peers, or receiving feedback following my own play’s reading, I was learning and growing as a writer. I so appreciated being in such a space for a week and I know my work was made better for it.
All the thanks should flow from me. I thought the reading was wonderfully insightful. I look forward to returning to the page with the notes I received.
Vincent Terrell Durham
All photos are by Thomas Grady Photography