Taking the Reigns

Tell me about your path to becoming the Omaha Playhouse Artistic Director. Where did you start your love for theatre?

 

My family's from New York, but I grew up in northern Virginia. I started off doing theatre in a community theatre in northern Virginia where I acted and directed in high school. I also helped co-run a children’s theatre camp there. We never went to DC for visits, we always went to New York so I...

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LIVES WORTH A PLUGGED NICKEL

To some people the words “American Buffalo” suggest a legendary large animal whose herds have been long roaming all over this part of the nation. i.e bison. But, by now, a large number of other people know that this refers to a famed collectible coin. Like the one which underpins the eponymous play by David Mamet. His numerous works have been ranging stages all over the world. And this guy’s dialogue has become the...

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Omaha Theatre Fall Preview

            Fall has arrived which means another season of Omaha theatre is in full swing. The next few months promise to offer a variety of productions from several area theatres.

            The Omaha Community Playhouse kicked off its season in the Howard Drew Theatre with the spectacle-laden Enron by Lucy Prebble, closing September 14th. The play chronicling the early 21st century energy giant’s collapse...

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The Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference Celebrates 20 years.

This article is a form of oppression.

Think about it. I write the information that I want to convey, you sit there and read it, and you don’t get to comment on it until long after I’ve had my say and moved on with my life. UNO Professor Dr. Doug Patterson would probably not approve of this form of exchange.

That is why he is busy organizing the 20th iteration of the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO)...

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Leaving a Legacy

            Walking around the backstage shop of the Omaha Community Playhouse, set builders are hard at work creating the upcoming musical Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks. They’re making gigantic cofins, painting large landscapes, sanding down staircases, and building a massive hayrack on bouncy springs for ‘ze roll in ze hay’. Checking in on the progress and showing me around the shop are the shows directors,...

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Shelterbelt Extends Its Horizons

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CIRCLE THEATER’S GOT IT ALTOGETHER

Circle Theater stays alive and well, heating up an evening by digging into David Mamet’s 1988...

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<p>Self Portrait II by Angela Drakeford in State of the Art Exhibit in Crystal Bridges Museum</p>Two for the Show

There are so many ways to approach, let alone grasp, large significant group art shows, that...

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THE KILLING CONTINUES FAR BEYOND THE WALLS OF TROY

You’d think that one person standing alone on a dark bare stage could not possibly bring alive the...

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Schweiger Talks About Durang’s New Comedy

SNAP Productions latest offering is the new Christopher Durang comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. The show’s director,...

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‘The Whipping Man’ a Unique Challenge for Prescott

            Now running through November 16th, the Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of The Whipping Man by Matthew...

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Joslyn Castle’s Stoker Festival in Full Swing

            The latest rendition of the Joslyn Castle Literary Festival is called Shadows at the Castle and focuses on life,...

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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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