Great Plains Theatre Commons programs are developed with the understanding that stories are at the heart of our development as individuals and a society. The “Commons” means that everyone has a story to share and a part to play in building a world that is more loving, diverse and equitable.
Our programming strives to be community responsive and to sustain and deepen relationships across the city and country. In an effort to increase access to, and diversity within, the arts, we continue to offer all of our programs for free.
Anastasis Theatre Company/Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim/Creighton University/Metropolitan Community College/Union for Contemporary Art/University of Nebraska Omaha/Nebraska Warrior Writers
This public program invites a panel of artists to share personal stories connected to a contemporary work of American theatre and opens discussion to community participation. Learn More
Story Circles and Workshops
In collaboration with community partners, GPTC encourages everyone (especially individuals who may not identify as artists) to tell their stories.
A blend of story circles, commissions and PlayFest, this program weaves together GTPC’s efforts for multifaceted experiences dedicated to exploring the ways story creates community.
Plays developed through Great Plains Theatre Conference are produced and performed across the city. Learn More
Create: New Works and Artists
This is a two-year residency for Omaha and Omaha-adjacent playwrights to grow the support, community and connection they need to launch their stories into the world. Learn More
First First Draft
This program supports individuals who are committing to writing a full-length play for the first time. Learn More
GPTC works with nationally renowned artists to bring world-premiere scripts to life.
Working to support and develop high school playwrights with mentoring, workshops, meetings with professionals and guided access to the GPTC Conference. Learn More
Great Plains Theatre Conference
Combining local and national theatre artists to develop plays from across the country, partake in workshops and panels and share stories with the Omaha community. Learn More