Brian Guehring is recipient of
Children’s Theatre Foundation’s
2017 Orlin Corey Medallion Award
Brian Guehring, Rose Theater Education Director and Playwright-in-Residence, has been named a recipient of the Children’s Theatre Foundation’s Orlin Corey Medallion Award, which honors the recipients for their significant achievements for the enrichment of children in the United States through nurturing artistic work in theatre and the arts. The organization honors one individual and one organization each year, and we are thrilled that they have recognized Brian’s outstanding achievements!
As The Rose’s Playwright-in-Residence, Brian has written many scripts including Sherlock Holmes & the First Baker Street Irregulars, The Grocer’s Goblin & The Little Mermaid, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, The Bully Show, The Misfits, and Holiday Time Around the World. His scripts have been honored by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, the Kennedy Center, and the Nebraska Arts Council. He has recently been seen on stage in Shrek The Musical, Robin Hood, A Year with Frog and Toad, How I Became a Pirate, The Misfits, and Peter Pan – The Musical. He earned his MFA in Children’s Theater and Creative Drama from the University of Texas at Austin, and was honored in 2006 with a Human and Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association. He is currently serving on the board of Theater for Young Audiences/USA.
Brian is also the founder of The Rose’s Teens ‘N’ Theater program, Pride Players. Pride Players uses improvisation to create songs, poetry, monologues, and skits that explore what it means to be a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or straight-allied teen in Omaha. The group has been honored by many groups including The National Education Association, Heartland Pride, and American Alliance for Theater and Education.