“Penguin in Your Ear” written and performed by Eliza Bent

“Penguin in Your Ear” written and performed by Eliza Bent

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Friday, March 1st, 2024

Benson Theatre

7:00 PM

Running Time: 1 hour


  • Eliza Bent: Performer

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Watch Eliza Bent, downtown experimental New York theatre scene mainstay perform her latest stand-up adjacent work-in-progress. Brought to you by Great Plains Theatre Commons.

Eliza Bent is a playwright, performer, and artistic director of Bentertainment. As the love child between Lily Tomlin, Pee Wee Herman, and Mr. Peanut Bent’s Bentertainments include solo-ish works (Karen, I Said, Toilet Fire and Aloha, Aloha, or When I Was Queen), plays (Indeed, friend!, On a Clear Day I Can See to Elba, The Hotel Colors), adaptations (The Beyonce, She of the Voice), and hybrid affairs (Bonnie’s Last Flight, Real Talk / Kip Talk, Blue Wizard / Black Wizard, Pen Pals Meet). Bent’s shows have been developed, workshopped, commissioned, and produced at Abrons Arts Center, the New Ohio, the Atlantic Theatre, the Bushwick Starr, the Exponential Festival, and New York Theatre Workshop’s Next Door Series. Residencies: MacDowell, LMCC’s Workspace, SPACE on Ryder Farm, New Georges, Target Margin Institute Fellow, Casa Zia Lina, Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Ground Floor, Beach64, and Pilot Balloon. As an actor Bent has performed in pint-sized New York theatres, regionally in Omaha and Louisville, and internationally with the performance ensemble Half Straddle. BA in philosophy Boston College, MFA in playwriting Brooklyn College. Bent is currently a lecturer in the Radio TV & Film department at Northwestern University.

Follow the performance with a free workshop hosted by Great Plains Theatre Commons on Saturday, March 2nd!

Self-Producing 101 Workshop with Eliza Bent
Saturday, March 2nd / 11:00am – 12:30pm

Yates Illuminates, 3260 Davenport St, Omaha, NE 68131

Register for free on Eventbrite by clicking here.
Don’t know where to start when it comes to producing your own work? Let’s get to work. In this workshop discover how producing can be as artful and satisfying as writing. The craft of the polite-yet-persistent follow up will be explored along with how to write a stellar press release and how to engage in brain tempests, a brain storm that is so big that it inspires you to reach a bigger goal than you could have imagined.

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