Cover of The Dramatist Season in Review 2022-2023
Midwest/Great Plains Season in Review 2022-2023
Angels Theatre Company’s production of Dove by Brigid Amos
Angels Theatre Company’s production of Dove by Brigid Amos

Far from the lights of Broadway and the tinsel of Hollywood, new works are sprouting in the Midwest/Great Plains region. From theatre companies that focus entirely on planting a crop of new works to companies that sprinkle new works into their seasons, there is a lot to report in the annual harvest.

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Nancy Shank
Nancy Shank

is an emerging playwright whose first play, This Mortal Life Also, premiered in Lincoln, NE, winning the Mayor’s Arts Award Outstanding Arts Event of 2022. Nancy’s work explores personal integrity and the search for meaning during times of societal upheaval. Nancy co-hosts the Front Porch Book Club podcast.