"I am so glad to host the After Orlando event at UNO. I am currently a student in playwriting in UNO's MFA in Writing program, and it has been like having a second family. The professors and other students have been nothing but supportive of both my writing and my other theatre pursuits. When I brought the idea of staging After Orlando to the program directors, there wasn't a moment's hesitation on their end in making sure this event got on its feet. Professors and students alike offered to help in any way they could.
“It's great, because that's what is at the heart of this event: people creating community. After Orlando is about people coming together after the Pulse shootings to comfort each other and change the world around them.”
|Colleen O'Doherty, Current Student|
The UNO MFA in Writing program, in association with Missing Bolts Productions Inc. (Blair Baker & Zac Kline artistic directors) and NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press (Caridad Svich, fonder) are pleased to present a staged reading of AFTER ORLANDO, an evening of short plays and poetry in response to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The readings will be held December 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM in Milo Bail Student Center at UNO.
AFTER ORLANDO is an international playwright-driven theatre action including over-seventy playwrights from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa and Australia. Plays have been specifically written and curated in response to this tragic event and will be read at over forty venues across the country and in the UK throughout the fall.
Partners venues include: The Finborough Theatre (London); Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and the LGTB Center (NYC); Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center (DC); The Inge Center (Independence, KS); Theatre@Boston Court and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles); Miami New Drama (Miami), Philadelphia Theatre Company and The University of the Arts (Philadelphia) and many more.
For more information, contact Jenna Lucas Finn, Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org