- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Metropolitan Community College’s Great Plains Theatre Conference has been awarded a $30,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant for its 2016 PlayFest, a free annual community theater festival.

PlayFest - held every year in the spring - explores how theater can be produced in a nontraditional way and seeks to deepen the connection between community and the arts. Performances are held in uncommon spaces with a connection to the play being performed.

The award is one of 1,023 totaling $74.3 million the NEA will grant this year.

The year’s PlayFest will be held Sunday through May 29. For more information, visit www.mccneb.edu/gptc or www.facebook.com/GreatPlainsTheatreConference .

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