UNMC stories come to life in one-act plays

April 08, 2021

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For the third consecutive year, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of English and UNO Medical Humanities is working with JNS Theater for Social Change to guide students in developing short plays centered on provocative social issues surrounding illness, healing and health care.

This year, seven UNMC/Nebraska Medicine employees and one UNMC High School Alliance Program student were selected to work alongside UNO students to write one-act plays based on their experiences. These plays will be performed by New York and local actors live via Zoom.

UNMC and Nebraska Medicine employees and students are invited to join the live reading, which is open to the public and free of charge. The event takes place on Monday, April 19 from 5:30-8 p.m. CST. Anyone interested in attending the live reading can register here to receive a Zoom link.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNMC Offices of Faculty Development, Equity and Inclusion. Questions may be directed here.

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine featured writers include:

  • Morgan Johnston, research technologist, UNMC Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
  • Sidharth Mahapatra, MD, PhD, assistant professor, UNMC Department of Pediatrics
  • Elisha Mufungizi, student, UNMC High School Alliance Program
  • Joseph Pawlowski, MD, assistant professor, UNMC Department of Anesthesiology
  • Jannelle Reynolds, assistant professor, UNMC Department of Physician Assistant Education
  • Lisa Sieczkowski, MD, assistant professor, UNMC Department of Pediatrics
  • Jana Wardian, PhD, assistant professor, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine
  • Rebecca Wysoske, MD, assistant professor, UNMC Department of Psychiatry

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