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Nebraska Shakespeare creates entertaining, challenging productions as well as immersive educational experiences that connect our diverse community to Shakespeare's exploration of what it means to be human. On stage, in the classroom and through collaborative partnerships, we CREATE, ENGAGE and INSPIRE.

An actor performing in Elizabethan dress standing with hands on her hips in "Taming of the Shrew".

"Come early, bring your blankets, picnic baskets and families to enjoy a full evening of outdoor entertainment."

So urged the flyer for the first season of Shakespeare On The Green. In its history, Shakespeare On The Green has gained national recognition for its consistently high-quality productions, the beauty of Young Park setting and for steadily growing, enthusiastic audiences. Thanks to the dedicated core group of benefactors, volunteers and skilled artists, Shakespeare On The Green has become a summer tradition for the people of Omaha and the Great Plains region.

Nebraska Shakespeare is committed to creating, engaging and inspiring the communities and individuals we serve through diverse practices and teachings, inclusion in all aspects of our work and equity for all.

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Nebraska Shakespeare Land Acknowledgement


We acknowledge that we gather as Nebraska Shakespeare on these traditional lands of the Omaha and Lakota Peoples past and present, now known as Omaha, Nebraska; and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations. This also calls us to commit to continuing to learn how to be better stewards of the land we inhabit.

Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter


In solidarity we speak out against racism and systemic oppression. We are committed to providing a safe place for ALL people to connect with nature, reflect, and heal. We have much to learn, and much to accomplish. We confront racism and systematic discrimination with self-reflection, awareness, and outreach. Through collaboration with university, local, state, and national organizations, we are committed to promoting the well-being of BIPOC and those from under-represented communities.



Mary Ann Bamber, Executive Director 

Lara Marsh, Director of Production

Board of Directors


Marian Andersen, Civic Leader (Emeritus, Founding Co-Chair)

Mary Ann Bamber, Nebraska Shakespeare

Adrian Blake, Self-Employed (Co-Chair)
Patrick Donahue, Cassem, Tierney, Adams, Gotch & Douglas

Joan Gibson, Civic Leader

Michael Hilt, Dean of CFAM at UNO

Ruth Keene, Civic Leader (Emeritus, Secretary)
Alan Klem, Retired Creighton University (Emeritus, Co-Founder Artistic Director)

Joshua Point, Kiewit

Alan Stoltenberg, Cobalt Credit Union

Dr. James Tracy, Allergy, Asthmas and Immunology Associates, P.C.

Caren Woodruff, Civic Leader (Chair)

Dr. Mark Woodruff, Think Whole Person Healthcare

Donald Wurster, National Indemnity (Treasurer)

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