GPTC PlayFest 2021/22
STORIES: ON THE BRINK
by Colleen O’Doherty
Directed by Haley Haas
Neighborhood Tapestries Commission
Full, in-person and touring performances. Masks required. All seating is socially distanced.
Public Performances at Holy Family Community Center, 1715 Izard St.
October 8th and 9th at 7:30pm, and October 10th at 6pm
(For those not able to make it in person, there will be a livestream of Saturday night’s performance. If you would like to attend the live stream please write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send you the information to attend.) Click here for the Stories: On the Brink performance program.
A Co-production in partnership with Anastasis Theatre Company, Holy Family Community Center, Siena Francis House, Open Door Mission, Stephen Center and Micah House. Developed from the stories of people affected by homelessness, STORIES: ON THE BRINK incorporates the art of storytelling and theatre to amplify voices too often ignored.
Watch a short video about the production.
Meet The Playwright
Colleen is a writer, educator, director and actor. Her short plays have been produced nationwide. She holds an MFA in Play and Screenwriting from the University of Nebraska, an MA in Teaching from the College of Saint Mary, and a BA in Spanish from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has acted in many theaters around Omaha. She works annually with the Great Plains Theater Conference as a director and actor. She is half of The Anastasis Theater Company
Production Cast and Crew:
Kati – Jessica Johnson
Tara – Katherine MacHolmes
Alyssa – Xena Broaden
Brian – Xavier Carr
Will – Tim Barr
Nik – Christopher Thomas Scott
Ray/ Chorus Member 1- Francisco Franco
Jess/ Chorus Member 2 – Joy Marshall
Lila/ Chorus Member 3 – Serena Ireland
David/Chorus member 4 – Jackson Newman
Stage Manager – Dr. Stephanie Kidd
Sound Design- Shannon Smay
Costume Design – Jennifer Pool
Set Construction – Nils Haaland
Prop Design – Hallie Olsen
Production Coordinator – Liz Kendall Weisser
All performance venues are ADA compliant for accessibility. For any accessibility questions or needs please contact us at 402-370-8259. Thank you.
PlayFest is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov.