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Mary Ann Bamber
Executive Director
Mary Ann joined NS in 2008 with over 25 years of management and strategic development experience.
In the 1980s, she worked for Norwest Nebraska
(now Wells Fargo), first as Director of Organizational Development, then as Corporate Sales Development Director. She then spent several years as an independent business consultant for clients such
as Aquilla Energy, First Westroads Bank, Nebraska Furniture Mart, and the University of Nebraska, 
assisting them with strategic planning, marketing, 
and sales development. Mary Ann served as 
Executive vice President of Retail Services with Associated Banc-Corp for eight years, focusing on marketing, product and sales development, Internet banking, and providing leadership to over 300 retail banking locations. Her most recent challenge prior 
to joining NS was developing a full-service 300+ 
person call center to support a new brand launch 
for Revlon Cosmetics in New York. Mary Ann has 
served on the Council on Financial Competition, 
Harvard Business School Leadership Round Table, 
and received the American Society for Training and Development Lifetime Achievement Award.


Sarah Carlson-Brown
Director of Education
Sarah graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance and received her Master of Arts in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Sarah has worked with Nebraska Shakespeare for 15 years as an actor and educator. She has toured with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Nebraska Theatre Caravan, and has performed with Taffety Punk Theatre at The Folger Theatre in Washington DC. Sarah teaches throughout Nebraska, having worked with the Omaha Theatre for Young People, Omaha Community Playhouse, Metro Community College, Omaha Symphony, Omaha Performing Arts as well as many high schools and middle schools. In 2011, Sarah was hired as Associate Artist Director-focusing on educational programming-for Nebraska Shakespeare. She was named Director of Education in 2013. Sarah directed the Shakespeare On Tour productions of The Tempest and As You Like It.

nellie sudavicius maccallum
Marketing Director

As part-time staff, nellie is still inspired by the 
energy and creativity of the productions. “Every 
year is an adventure - preparing for each season
and the Nebraska Shakespeare programs
throughout the year.” Designing graphics since 1978 with her sister, Dalia Sudavicius, has always been special for nellie. nellie is a member of the NS Circle of Kent and owns Genesis Communications, an advertising agency.
Vincent Carlson-Brown
Interim Artistic Director
This year will mark Vincent's 17th season with Nebraska Shakespeare, appearing in seventeen productions On the Green (TGV, Temp, TN, R3, Wiv, Oth, Shr, Ant, H5, Ado, Lr, Mac, Rom, TGV (Mus), Ham, MND, Temp). He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2004. Vincent has toured with Utah Shakespeare, NTC Productions, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and for the seven years of Nebraska Shakespeare On Tour (Shr, MND, Mac, Temp, AYL, and Rom- twice!). Vincent has been the fight director for six seasons in addition to directing Much Ado About Nothing (On Tour), Julius Caesar (On Tour), and Twelfth Night (On Tour). In 2011, Vincent was brought on as Associate Artistic Director and was given the opportunity to direct The Comedy of Errors in 2012. Since then, he has directed Titus Andronicus, The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and As You Like It On the Green. Vincent has recently directed for Duke City Repertory theatre and Urbanite Theatre in Sarasota, FL. For Nebraska Shakespeare, Vincent is proud to have worked as security; carpenter; sound designer; assistant director; Camp Instructor; On Tour road manager; as well as producer, director, actor, and fight director.



Wesley A. Houston
Director of Production, Webmaster
First joining Nebraska Shakespeare in 2004, Wesley has combined his aptitude for theatre management and his interest in dramaturgy to serve in various management and research roles for Nebraska Shakespeare before being hired on as the full-time Director of Production in 2011. Wesley received his bachelor's degree in Theatre from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2007 and has served as the stage manager for multiple productions in area theatres including the Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP), SNAP! Productions, NTC Productions, the Qwest Center, and Offutt Air Force Base. Wesley is currently pursuing his Master’s degree and has taught courses in stage management and introduction to theatre at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.