Identity

            When the Blue Barn Theatre announced their plans to build a new performance space in 2012, the main objective was to expand their theatrical capabilities and create a better audience experience while maintaining their artistic identity. That identity never wavered last season, even as the artistic and managing staff worked through all of the […]

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Lights Down

Excitement abounds as Omaha theaters prepare to launch into another season of productions all across the artistic spectrum. Let’s do the rundown. Omaha Community Playhouse With artistic leadership now firmly in the hands of Kimberly Faith Hickman, OCP starts its latest season in the Howard Drew Theatre with To Kill a Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel. […]

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A Curious Fire

In the underpaid (and often never paid) world of Omaha theater, an artist’s most valuable resource is their time. How we spend that time is often a struggle between the two things most precious to us: our art and our family. Madeline Radcliff-Reilly of the newly-formed FireBelly Rep theater knows this all […]

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Calling Bullsh*t

As another Omaha theater season came to a close, something stood out to the Shelterbelt Theatre’s Artistic Director Beth Thompson; The lack of strong roles and opportunities for women in Omaha theater. That’s why Thompson and her artistic team have put together Shattering the Glass: A Celebration of Omaha Women in Theatre. The idea came […]

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If the Show Fits…

            Now running through February 14th, Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron is a collection of stories from several women retelling their lives’ struggles and celebrations with the common thread of the outfits they wore for each occasion. The play is a readers’ theatre piece […]

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Nameless Hilarity

The latest play from Omaha-based playwright Ellen Struve at the Shelterbelt Theatre is called Untitled Series #7: A Comedy. While an initial look at the title leads one to think the playwright was indecisive in their naming of the show, Struve gave insight on what’s in a name. “I really couldn’t find a title for […]

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Omaha Theatre: Previewing 2016

Omaha Theatre 2016 Preview   Omaha theatre in 2016 has plenty of anticipation behind it. Perhaps the most anticipated storyline will be who the Omaha Community Playhouse finds to replace now departed Artistic Director Hilary Adams. Playhouse President Tim Schmad said the search will be completed before next season and that they learned a lot […]

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