GPTC PlayFest 2021/22


In The Upper Room  

by Beaufield Berry-Fisher

Directed by Denise Chapman

Developed as a GPTC 2017 PlayLab

Regional premiere, Neighborhood Tapestries Production

A Co-production in partnership with Creighton University Fine and Performing Arts and The Union for Contemporary Art

June 1 – 3 at 7:30pm

Performances at Creighton’s Lied Education Center for the Arts, 2500 California Plaza

Meet the Berrys, a multi-generational African American family in the 1970s. Their lives orbit around a strong-willed matriarch whose secrets drive her relatives nuts. Fed up, they each make plans to break away. But by standing their ground, they may lose what has held them together all along.


Meet the Playwright

Beaufield Berry-Fisher

Beaufield Berry-Fisher is an Omaha-based playwright, novelist and arts education professional. Her work has beenperformed across the country and in multiple conferences including the Great Plains Theatre Conference, PhiladelphiaSparkfest, Manhattan Rep and Colorado New Play Summit. She has served as a guest artist with Inge Fest inIndependence, Kansas, on several entertainment and arts panels and boards. Beaufield is currently the Performing ArtsEditor at the Reader and Resident playwright at Creighton University. Her last play Red Summer premiered at theBluebarn Theater. Her next production In The Upper Room (O’Neill 2018 Finalist) will be produced at the Denver Performing Arts Center in 2022.


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