An important part of starting or returning to college is finding activities to get involved with, and something to do during free time. The Omaha Community Playhouse fills both of those.
Located less than a block away from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Dodge Campus is the Omaha Community Playhouse.It’s worth noting that Omaha is home to the largest community playhouse in the entire country, and it certainly lives up to that title.
One of the greatest benefits that the Omaha Community Play–house brings to the community is the options for volunteering and involvement. Kimberly Faith Hickman, the artistic director ofthe playhouse, stresses the fact that there are plenty of choices for students that require little to no experience.
“There are opportunities in pretty much every area of our building,” Hickman said.
A lot of different roles go into making a production come to life—and all of them are essential to each play’s success. Aside from acting, the playhouse needs people to help with backstage tasks, costuming, lights, ushering guests and more.
In the past, UNO students have played key parts in productions.Last year, two UNO students performed the lead roles in the playhouse’s rendition of “Sister Act.” Additionally, “Sister Act featured several performers who had never set foot on stage before.
“This is community members that want to learn a new skill and volunteer their time to work with us,” Hickman said.
Those who are interested in becoming a part of the Omaha Community Playhouse can find more information on their web-site under the tab labeled “Get Involved.”