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Year Founded:
2007
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Rachel Jacobson
Main Address:
PO Box 8485
Omaha, NE 68108
Film Streams Ruth Sokolof Theater
1340 Mike Fahey ST
Omaha, NE 68102
Film Streams Dundee Theater
4952 Dodge ST
Omaha, NE 68132
Event:

The Rest I Make Up: Free filmmaker screening

Presented with Great Plains Theatre Conference
With a post-show Q&A with director Michelle Memran and producer Katie Pearl.

A loving portrait of Maria Irene Fornes, one of America’s greatest playwrights and most influential teachers. The visionary Cuban-American dramatist constructed astonishing worlds onstage, writing over 40 plays and winning nine Obie Awards, though many know her only as the ex-lover of writer and social critic Susan Sontag. At the vanguard of the nascent Off-Off Broadway experimental theater movement in NYC, Fornes is often referred to as American theater’s “Mother Avant-Garde.”

Sidelined by dementia, Fornes formed an unexpected friendship with filmmaker Michelle Memran, triggering a decade-long collaboration that reignited her creative spirit. In The Rest I Make Up, Fornes and Memran explore the playwright’s remembered past and their shared present. What began as an accidental collaboration becomes a story of love, creativity, and connection that persists even in the face of forgetting.

Event Type: 

FRIENDraising

Where: 

1340 Mike Fahey Street
Omaha, NE 68102
United States

When: 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm