Audio Describer Training

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Audio Description (AD) makes visual images accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. Using words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative, media describers convey the visual image from television and film that is not fully accessible to a significant segment of the population (more than 21 million Americans experience significant vision loss). American Council for the Blind … Read More

“The Break” Staged Reading

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Marie Amthor Schuett shares her ideas and the process behind writing “The Break” which will have a staged reading Saturday August 18,2018. How did you get this idea? The Break actually began as a straight play called In Medias Res. I just couldn’t seem to wrap my head around the characters, though. I didn’t care enough about them. At the … Read More

Theatre Arts Guild 51st Celebration

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After fifty years of awards ceremonies by TAG and its predecessor, MAG, the Theatre Arts Guild is starting a new annual tradition in August to celebrate the theatre community as a whole and acknowledge the great stage work being done throughout the area. The TAG Celebration 2018 will be held on August 11, 2018 at the Lied Education Center for … Read More

The Lofte Theatre Presents “Oliver!”

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I grew up on the musical “Oliver!” Following the Academy Award winning movie adaptation in 1968, the musical was ubiquitous, a staple of high school and community theaters for the next decade. The musical is based on Charles Dicken’s “Oliver Twist,” a young orphan surviving on the streets of London with his mentor, the Artful Dodger and Fagin, a career … Read More

Shelterbelt Theatre recognized for gender equity in Playwrights

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Awards Announced for Theaters Around the World Promoting Gender Equity Industry still has a long way to go, Centre for Women Playwrights finds NEW YORK, USA, JUNE 11, 2018 The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) today announced its 2018 50/50 Applause Awards, honoring theaters that produce plays written in equal measure by women and men. At the same time, … Read More

Much Ado About Nothing Nebraska Shakespeare

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“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.” Cupid does a bit of each in William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, but not before a lot of real killing is narrowly averted. A dastardly plot by Don John to defame Hero shatters her relationship with Claudio and sets friends careening towards conflict, dueling and death. The story perches on the … Read More

Chanticleer Theatre Presents “Company”

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Bobby is about to celebrate his thirty fifth birthday. He is a bachelor in New York with three girlfriends and five couples who are his best friends. He seems to have it all. Does he? Productions have been trying to answer this question for nearly fifty years since the musical “Company” hit Broadway in 1970. As Todd Brooks, the director … Read More

Great Plains 2018 Workshops

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2018 GPTC WORKSHOPS ACTING WORKSHOPS AUDITION PREPARATION: Mary Beth Easley The human spirit is at the core of our work. It is the quintessential expression of who we, uniquely, are. As actors, we must strive to reveal our unique selves in all our work. That includes the often terrifying, always unpredictable, audition process. How can we learn to bring the … Read More

Marat Sade at University of Nebraska at Omaha

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After 43 years of teaching higher education (34 of them at UNO), Professor Doug Paterson chose “Marat/Sade” by Peter Weiss as his directorial swan song. Why? “I wanted to go out with a bang.” Doug Paterson has been making an impact in theater all the way to his high school days in Watertown, South Dakota. “I got into theater in … Read More

SNAP! Productions “Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens”

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SNAP! Productions continues its twenty-fifth anniversary celebration this March with a revival performance of “Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens.” “Elegies” was originally a hit for SNAP! in 1999. The show is a celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free-verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score. Inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, “Elegies” … Read More