GPTC PlayFest: Practice House


Fri Jun 02 2023 at 07:30 pm to 10:00 pm


Yates Illuminates | Omaha, NE

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About this Event

Great Plains Theatre Commons presents the World Premiere production of Practice House!

Wednesday, May 31 @ 7:30pm (this performance will have ASL Interpretation)

Thursday, June 1 @ 7:30pm

Friday, June 2 @ 7:30pm

Nobody under the age of 14 will be admitted due to mature content. The world of this play depicts a loss of liberty and human rights. The author has derived all characters, plot and dialogue from actual events in American history.

The show will run approximately 2.5 hours with a 15 minute intermission. This will be updated closer to the performance dates.

A recorded version of the play will be screened at a later date during the summer. If you are interested in attending virtually, please email [email protected]

A handful of tickets are held back for walkups at each performance. All performance venues are ADA compliant for accessibility. For any accessibility questions or needs please contact Quinn at [email protected].

All public performances are at Yates Illuminates, ​3260 Davenport St.

Practice House is based on a real chapter in American education, in which babies were leased from local orphanages for the purpose of training women in the new and improved “scientific parenting methods."

Written by Rachael Carnes

Directed by Susie Baer Collins

Stage Manager: Krista Freimuth

Cast: Kara Davidson, Evelyn Hill, Mary Kelly, Lauren Krupski, Cork Ramer, Erika Hall-Sieff

Scenic Design: Bill Van Deest

Props Design: Hannah Clark

Costume Design: Denise Ervin

Co-Sound Design: Kevin Lawler & Brendan Greene-Walsh, Susie Baer Collins

Audio Engineer: Craig Marsh/Pink Giraffe

Staff: Bo Bowman, Alyssa Gonzalez & Steve Knox

Poster Design: @qmetalc

Playwright Rachael Carnes received a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowship, and has had productions of her work across the U.S., U.K., the Middle East, Canada and Asia, with invitations to develop work at the Inge Theatre Festival, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Playwriting Intensive, the Midwestern Dramatists Center Conference, the Mid-America Theater Conference, the American Association for Theatre in Higher Education New Play Development Series, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop, the Cambridge U.K. WriteON Festival and the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival. Her work is seen in many literary journals. She and her family live in Oregon.

A warm thanks to our current 2022/2023 PlayFest Sponsors: Nebraska Arts Council, Mutual of Omaha and the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit

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Yates Illuminates, 3260 Davenport Street, Omaha, United States

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