Recent recipent of Omaha Creative Institute's Public Project Grant, award-winning playwright Marie Amthor Schuett has teamed up with New York's off-Broadway songwriting duo Amanda D'Archangelis and Sami Horneff in their new musical, "The Break." 

"The Break" follows the story of Amy Decker. After Amy's husband decides to take a romantic trip abroad without her, she finds herself in the midst of a personal revolution, which may or may not include a gorgeous barista named Alex...

Book by Marie Amthor Schuett
Music by Amanda D'Archangelis
Lyrics by Sami Horneff

Director - Daena Schweiger
Musical Director - Timothy Vallier

Marie Amthor Schuett is an award-winning Brazilian American playwright. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Theatre/Speech Communications from Siena Heights University. She has taken Master Classes with Edward Albee, Emily Mann, Marshall Mason, Will Eno, and Arthur Kopit.

Most recently, she took Master Classes with Sarah Ruhl and Lee Blessing at the Great Plains Theatre Conference in May 2018. She also took Master Classes with Beth Henley and Lauren Gunderson at the William Inge Festival in April 2017. Her one act, Coming Up for Air, was featured in the Inge's Play Lab Series as well as the Great Plains Theatre Conference's Play Lab Series. It also won 3rd place at the Dubuque Fine Arts Players One Act Play Contest and Festival.

Her work includes the full-length plays: Neighbors, Lovers and All the Others (OEAA Award), The Other Sewing Circle (TAG Award, OEAA Nominee), The Suburban Set (Omaha Community Playhouse Alternative Programming Series), The Baby Journals (SHU's Franceour Theatre), and Stuck with Lemons.

One act plays include L’Chaim co-written with Laura Leininger Campbell (TAG New Script Award, OEAA Nominee) and Ghosts in the Room.


Cast

AMY DECKER - Leanne Hill Carlson
NICK DECKER - Adam Hogston
JUNE KIRKPATRICK - Angela Jenson-Frey
HARLEY KIRKPATRICK - Mike Palmreuter
IRIS - Therese Rennels
ALEX - Amanda K. Vyhnalek
SEAN - Brendan Brown
MEG - Emily Hill
HOWARD - J. Scott Fowler
CATHY - Sara Planck
LAUREN - Samantha Shatley
CINDY - Sara Mattix