Friday, January 12, 2018

Nebraska Shakespeare will Host an Audition Preparation Workshop

Having trouble with your monologues or want feedback? 

Join Nebraska Shakespeare for a free workshop to help you 
prepare for our 2018 season auditions.

The workshop will take place on February 3rd, 2018 in room 106 

of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Community Engagement Center.

Drop by between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  This workshop will provide monologue direction 
and guidance to prepare an actor for the Nebraska Shakespeare auditions taking place on 
Sunday, February 4th, and Monday, February 5th at Creighton's Lied Center.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Director of Education, 
Sarah Carlson-Brown, at

For questions about auditions, or to reserve an audition time, contact Director of Production, 
Wesley Houston, at or Click HERE for information 
about the roles and contracts available and what to prepare for an audition.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Back By Popular Demand: JUNO'S SWANS: RICHARD 3

After Juno's Swans successful 2017 performance of Richard 3 to a packed house, excerpts of the performance and a discussion about performing Shakespeare through the female perspective will be featured at the Arts & Literary Festival this September alongside other Nebraska artists and authors.

Now in its seventh year, the Joslyn Castle Arts & Literary Festival returns this fall celebrating women of Nebraska. About the event from Joslyn Castle:
"For this festival, our primary goal is to create an awareness and appreciation for women artists who have, and still are, significantly contributing to the cultural fabric of Nebraska."
 The Arts & Literary Festival will be a week-long event, from September 21 - 27, and Juno's Swans will perform on September 23. Don't miss your final chance to see Juno's Swans in 2017.  Attendees can purchase tickets for an individual evening or for the full week's activities.  Details and pricing is available at

For more about Juno's Swans, check out or contact Director of Education, Sarah Carlson-Brown at

Don't forget to follow Nebraska Shakespeare on Facebook for up-to-date information on future performances, including the Juno's Swans performance of Julius Caesar in 2018!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Shakespeare On Film offered for the Fall of 2017 at UNO

Professor D. Scott Glasser, who serves as a guest speaker for the Shakespeare On The Silverscreen 
series, will be teaching SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: THE ART OF INTERPRETATION this fall at 
the University of Nebraska at Omaha, with screenings at Film Streams.

For more information, or to enroll or audit the course, visit

Friday, July 28, 2017

IN THE NEWS: The Public Pulse: A star of Omaha's theater scene

"What a bold, powerful and astounding performance. It left me totally enriched, feeling incredibly fortunate for the experience."


Thursday, July 27, 2017

"That she may long live here, God say amen!"

Nebraska Shakespeare's Juno's Swans was thrilled to present its 2nd annual all-female production this July. Richard 3 was performed on July 9th, 2017, at The Blue Barn Theatre for a full house. The production concluded with an engaging post-show discussion (featuring a guest panelist from the Women's Fund of Omaha) about women's presence and voice in theatre (especially in Shakespeare) as well as in our current society.

The part of Richard 3 was played by the entire Juno's Swans ensemble, 
giving a unique female voice and motivational variety to the character's journey to the throne.

A Wooing: Richard 3 (Katie Becker-Colón) with a grieving Lady Anne (Chloe Armao).
Positioning for Power: Queen Elizabeth (Brittany Proia), Lord Rivers (Katie Otten), and Lord Grey (Hailee Domagalski) worry over King Edward's (Mallory Freilich) failing health.
An Uncle's Protection: Buckingham (Tori Walker), Prince Edward (Chloe "Bill" Irwin), 
Richard 3 (Anna Jordan), and Catesby (Ashley Spessard).
A Bloody Prophesy: Richard 3 (Mallory Freilich).

Cursing Women: Duchess of York (Lauren White), Queen Elizabeth (Brittany Proia),
and Queen Margaret (Charleen Willoughby)
Nightmares on the Battlefield: Richard 3 (Lauren White).

Post-performance discussion with the Richard 3 Company and Christon Mactaggart from the Women's Fund of Omaha.
A Full House at The Blue Barn Theatre
A huge Thank You to this wonderful cast, The Blue Barn Theatre
and the staff of Nebraska Shakespeare for making this event a great success.
The Swans, 2017.

Please join us in the summer of 2018 for Juno's Swan's Julius Caesar. 
Not to be missed.
"With all kind love, good thoughts, and reverence. 
Your voice shall be as strong as any man's." 
Julius Caesar III.1

If you are interested finding out more about Juno's Swans or contributing to the program, please contact Sarah Carlson-Brown at