Friday, January 23, 2015

Join us February 18 and March 5 for the 5th annual Shakespeare On The Silverscreen festival.

Join us as Nebraska Shakespeare teams up with 
Slowdown, 729 North 14th St, Omaha, 
to bring you films inspired by Shakespeare's life and plays,
February 18 through March 5. 

February 18th - 6 PM
Directed and written by Oliver Parker 
(1995) Running time: 123 minutes
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh, 
Irene Jacob
$10 Admission

As You Like It
March 5th - 6 PM
Directed and adapted by Kenneth Branagh 
(2006) Running Time: 127 minutes
Starring: Kevin Kline, David Oyelowo, 
Bryce Dallas Howard
$10 Admission

Following each film, a discussion covering the film itself,
the history of its production, and the interpretation of Shakespeare's
texts, is led by Vincent Carlson-Brown, NS Artistic Director
and guest scholar, D. Scott Glasser, Professor and 
Theatre Coordinator at UNO's School of the Arts"

Thursday, January 22, 2015

There's still time: Auditions for Shakespeare On The Green!


Auditions are by appointment. Those interested in auditioning are asked to prepare two contrasting monologues (one comedy and one dramatic piece are preferred). Total prepared material should not exceed 3 minutes.

For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Director of Production, Wesley Houston, at All actors are encouraged to audition.

Residency/Rehearsal Dates: May 18-July 5
Performance Dates: June 18 – July 5 

This year’s On The Green company will consist of 16-18 men and 4-6 women. There are Equity and non-Equity contracts available.

“This play is an exploration of opposites: Male and Female. Past and 
Present. Community and Isolation. Innocence and Experience. Wisdom
and Foolishness. Our production is a search for your other, your perfect
half. The tragedy of loss, the drama of heartache, and the comedy of best
laid plans balance each other with passion, music, and laughter."

AS YOU LIKE IT will be set in an early-20th Century England. 

The move to the Forest of Arden will be a move to Ireland, where the music and culture of that region will be used as a resource. 

The Forest (or Ireland) natives will use Irish dialects. 

“A person of color is hired to fight for our state, against people of color
like himself. The result when we incorporate different people into a previously
isolated culture? Things change. Our perceived values may be challenged
and our thoughts and actions will be engaged in a new and different way.”

OTHELLO, directed by John Hardy, will be set in the 15th Century Ottoman Empire. 

While “traditional” in aesthetic, through the casting of Othello as a Berber Moor, the goal is to explore contemporary themes and tensions that exist in the Middle East. 

For a list of available roles, check out the Auditions Page on

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Early Bird gets the "Discount" Worm!

Is your child home from school for winter break? Are you struggling to keep them entertained? Are you beginning to wonder what in the world they are going to do this summer break?  

Camp Shakespeare students performing in Elmwood Park 2014
Nebraska Shakespeare has the solution you have been waiting for...
Camp Shakespeare 
June 22nd- July 5th 2015

        Camp Shakespeare is two weeks of fun: workshops, learning about sword fighting, developing characters, and acting, all while gaining hands-on experience performing the works of the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.

Camp Shakespeare Apprentices (ages 11-14) 2014
        Camp Shakespeare helps kids shed the fear over Shakespeare's text, and discover the magic and fun of his works through activities and performance. Over the course of two weeks, students work with the professional artists and educators of Nebraska Shakespeare, a nationally-recognized theatre company. The campers are given the tools necessary to understand Shakespeare’s 400-year-old version of the English language, and to analyze his broad array of exciting and complex plots and characters. On the final days of the camp, the students are given the opportunity to share their experience by performing for audiences at NS’s Shakespeare on the Green.
Camp Shakespeare Jesters (ages 8-11) 2014
And now for a limited time, Nebraska Shakespeare is offering our Annual 

Camp Shakespeare 
Early Bird Special!

        For the month of January ONLY, Camp Shakespeare registration fees will be reduced from $175 to $150 per camp attendee.

        Camp Shakespeare 2014 was SOLD OUT so don't delay. This discount will only last until January 31st at midnight. Register your student TODAY! 

Click HERE to register on our website.

Questions? Comments?  Contact Director of Education, Sarah Carlson-Brown 
at or 402-689-7614.
Camp Shakespeare Players (ages 14-18) 2014