Thank you to our supporters

GPTC Honorary Co-Chairs
Dick Holland
Eve Simon

PlayLab and MainStage Director’s Circle  
Annette and Paul Smith – Co-Chairs
Omaha Steaks – Co-Chairs
Brenda and Mike Ehrhart
Amy Forss
Cookie and Jerry Hoberman
Diny and James Landen
Shannon and Emiliano Lerda
Jeanne and Pat Salerno
Sue and Tom Weidner
Linda Williams

PlayFest Sponsors
Holland Basham Architects
Morrisey Engineering

Design Wing Sponsor
Clark Creative

Government and Grant Support
Bluestem Prairie Foundation
Whitmore Charitable Trust
Slosberg Family Foundation
Mid-America AAS Alliance
Humanities Nebraska
Nebraska Arts Council
NEA Artworks
New England Foundation for the Arts  

Special Thank You
AAA Travel
Metropolitan Community College Staff
Element Hotel at Midtown Crossing
Peter Scherr Ceramics
Tom Grady Photography
Think Motion Video

The presentation of Northside Carnation is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Nebraska Arts Council, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

The presentation of I Understand Everything Better was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

PlayFest is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this program through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.  Visit for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit