Director Thompson Talks About “Abby”

            The Shelterbelt Theatre’s latest production entitled Abby in the Summer by A.P. Andrews is going into its final two weekends. Director Beth Thompson took some time to answer some questions about the production.

How did Shelterbelt come across this play?

(Former Artistic Director) Ellen Struve found A.P. Andrews online.  He is a NY based playwright who grew up in Superior Nebraska. He has written what...

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<p>Laura Carlson exhibits new work for viewer intervention in her show, <em>Social Studies,</em> at Dale Clark branch of Omaha Public Library.</p> ‘Social Studies’

The series of paintings and assorted documents by Omaha-based artist Laura Carlson, currently on display at the downtown branch of the Omaha Public Library, is part art exhibit, part performance, and part social experiment.  The set of eight canvases in the Michael Phipps Gallery at the W. Dale Clark branch, entitled Social Studies, are the heart of this exhibit and will be on view until July 28.

Depending on when...

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<p> ‘One Little Indian’ at RNG Gallery‚Ķ

There are moments that have left imprints in the minds of many - the past that can be revisited through objects or events with thoughts and images amalgamated in energy, color and determination.  One Little Indian, the latest show at RNG Gallery, by Sarah Rowe does just that.  Her work combines images from both the present and the past.  

Rowe’s narrative is colorful and bold, but never simple.  Each piece reflects...

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TAG Nominations Highlight This Year’s Best Efforts

            Last week, I had the pleasure of announcing the nominations for the 47th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards accompanied by my partner in crime Ablan Robin. It was a great chance for members all the area theatres to celebrate the accomplishments and performances from the past season.

            Overall, 154 nominations were given out with the Omaha Community Playhouse receiving 70 of them. The Playhouse...

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Playhouse Honors Volunteers and Red Theater is Under the Radar

            - Awards Season kicked off last week when the Omaha Community Playhouse held its annual volunteer awards night.

            The night was highlighted by Carl Beck and Susie Baer Collins receiving the Trustees’ Award for their many years of service to the Playhouse. The award was followed by a surprise video featuring several Omaha theatre figures wishing the two directors all the best in their future...

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Such stuff as dreams are made on.

If you’ve never attended a Nebraska Shakespeare on The Green event, be prepared for a delightful surprise. But then, given its 28 year history, chances are you’ve had such an experience already. So you might take for granted that it is well, thoroughly and congenially organized in every detail. Given that, the time has come again to admire this gathering of citizens amid the trees and on the grass in an evening of...

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<p>Roving photograher Rob Walters documents unkown Metro in Driving Omaha at Sweatshop Gallery</p>Drive by Shooting

I spent my first three years here waking to school and work and to parties. I made the decision to...

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EPITHETICALLY VOLATILE

It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in...

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A CHILD’S GARDEN OF INNOCENCE

The playing space is dominated by a massive fence. It surrounds the only territory for Mickey and...

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Director Ben Beck Talks ‘Mickey & Sage’

Currently running through November 2nd at the Shelterbelt Theatre, Mickey & Sage by Sara Farrington deals with the...

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Cast Members Talk ‘Buffalo’, Rose Takes on Seuss

- The BLUEBARN Theatre is currently tackling the David Mamet classic American Buffalo, running now through October 25th. The...

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Ballet Nebraska Kicks Off Fifth Season with ‘Giselle’

            Ballet Nebraska will kick off its fifth season this Saturday, October 4th, with the performance of Giselle....

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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable...

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of...

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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists...

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Play Me, I’m Yours

The Omaha Creative Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the community to...

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Bemis Director Adam Price

Newly appointed Executive Director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Adam Price comes to the Bemis from the Utah...

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North Omaha Arts Crawl to feature diverse visual and perfoming artists

Friday, August 8                                                                                                            ...

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Viva Los Dias de los Muertos!

As Halloween hovers on the horizon, and people gear up to put on gruesome, bizarre, or funny costumes and children seek...

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From Cookies to Canker Sores:

“You know, your work is bright, colorful and simple,” said a children’s book editor to illustrator and author Dan...

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