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Playwright Daena Schweiger is the artistic director of the Shelterbelt Theatre in Omaha. She made her writing debut at the Shelterbelt Theatre in 1999 with the one-act play Curse of the Midwife. Other one-acts include Busby`s Chair, The Three Way, Tell Me What Scares You, The Music Box, and The Anniversary Waltz. In 2002, Daena wrote her first full-length play, Love is Strange, garnering a Theatre Arts Guild Award for Outstanding New Script. The Anniversary Waltz was nominated for Outstanding New Script that same year. Her newest full-length play is Voices from the Closet, to be performed spring 2014 at SNAP! Productions in Omaha. In 2005, Daena was awarded an IAF Grant in playwriting from the Nebraska Arts Council.

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