About Nebraska Repertory Theatre

Nebraska Repertory Theatre creates innovative theatrical experiences to ignite the imagination, challenge the heart, promote an inclusive community, and inspire the next generation of theatre artists.

In 1968, Dallas S. Williams and a group of visionary theatre artists took the first step toward establishing a professional theatre in Lincoln by founding the Nebraska Repertory Theatre.

In 1988, Executive Director Tice L. Miller and Artistic Director Robert Hall forged a relationship with the Actors' Equity Association, the professional actors' union. The signing of the first Equity contract elevated Nebraska Rep's profile and ensured consistent excellence.

In 2014, Artistic Director Virginia Smith stepped down after ten summer seasons. Senior leadership evaluated The Rep and explored ways to expand the theatre's reach and serve the community in exciting new ways.

After a national search, current Artistic Director, Andy Park, was hired in January 2017 and Nebraska Rep relaunched as a year-round theatre. Today, Nebraska Repertory Theatre stands as the state's only professional regional theater and serves Nebraska by producing critically acclaimed productions of the highest caliber.

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2018-2019 Season HAIR Show Photo

Our Staff

  • Andy Park, Artistic Director

    Artistic Director

    Andy Park

    Before coming to Nebraska Rep in 2017, Andy served as the Artistic Director of Chicago's Quest Theatre Ensemble and the John G. Shedd Aquarium. Favorite directing credits include Seashore with TriArts Inc., Peter and the Starcatcher at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Circus Crashers at Actors Gym, a spectacle for the Lollapalooza Music Festival, Cirque Shanghai at Chicago's Navy Pier and Bai Xi at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City.

  • Christina Kirk, Executive Director

    Executive Director

    Christina Kirk

    Christina Kirk serves as Director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film and as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre. Prior to taking on her leadership position at UNL, Kirk was Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Otterbein University where she had taught since 1992. Her directing credits include The Living Theatre, New Dramatists, assisting Liviu Ciulei at Arena Stage, and numerous productions for Otterbein University Theatre and Otterbein Summer Theatre, among them Richard III, 39 Steps, and Nine. She began her career at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, performing in Something's Afoot and Charlie's Aunt. She has also performed at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Illinois Repertory Theatre, CATCO (Contemporary American Theatre Company), Otterbein University Theatre, Otterbein Summer Theatre, Heartland Theatre Company, and in the Joseph Jefferson award winning Kabuki Medea, directed by Shozo Sato. Favorite roles include "B" in Three Tall Women, Violet in August Osage Country and the title role in Medea. Other favorites include the title roles of Claudel and Cleopatra at Columbus Dance Theatre. The production of Claudel received the Greater Columbus Arts Council Artistic Excellence Award and Cleopatra was nominated for this same award. Her one woman show, Conversations with Judith Malina, which premiered at Columbus Dance Theatre, was featured in the March 2006 Theatre Journal. She is also a contributing author on two theatre texts: The Art of Directing, co-authored with John W. Kirk and Ralph Bellas, and Acting in the Space Between, co-authored with John W. Kirk. She has an M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia University in the city of New York and a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

  • Brad Buffum, Production Stage Manager

    Production Stage Manager
    Production Manager

    Brad Buffum

    He is a long-standing member of Actors Equity Association. He is active both nationally and regionally with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

  • Julie Hagemeier, Production Stage Manager

    General Manager

    Julie Hagemeier

    Julie has been with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre since March of 1995. She oversees the publicity, marketing, public relations, events management, and development for the Rep. Julie also supervises both front of house and company management activities.

  • Becky Brunke, House Manager

    House Manager

    Becky Brunke

    Becky has worked as an Event Attendant for the Lied Center for Performing Arts since 2000. She is House Manager at the Johnny Carson Theater. She also became House Manager for the Nebraska Repertory Theatre in 2017.

 

Production History

1968

Sergeant Musgrave's Dance
The Hostage
Eh?

1969

The Chekhov List
The House Within the House Within
The Threepenny Opera
Much Ado About Nothing

1970

Indians
Twelfth Night
Oh, What A Lovely War!

1971

Macbeth
We Bombed in New Haven
Man of La Mancha

1972

Arms and the Man
The House of Blue Leaves
Guys and Dolls

1973

The Taming of the Shrew
What the Butler Saw
Company

1974

School for Wives
Birthday Party
Little Mary Sunshine
Cohan Is A Grand Old Name

1975

Portraits
All's Well That Ends Well
Private Lives
Steambath

1976

Home Front
Born Yesterday
Loot
A Midsummer Night's Dream

1977

The Night of the Iguana
Seascape
Cabaret
The Matchmaker

1978

Habeas Corpus
Dames at Sea
Sherlock Holmes
Let's Get A Divorce

1979

Take Me Along
Hold Me
Who's Happy Now
Kiss Me, Kate

1980

Absurd Person Singular
Blithe Spirit
The Mousetrap

1981

Knock, Knock
Chapter Two
I Do! I Do!
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
The Knowin' Tree

1982

Bedroom Farce
Little Mary Sunshine
Picnic

1983

Exit Don Juan
Godspell
The Good Doctor

1984

How the Other Half Loves
Crimes of the Heart
George M

1985

Charley's Aunt
Painting Churches
Something's Afoot

1986

Absent Friends
Ernest in Love
Dear Liar
What the Butler Saw

1987

The Foreigner
Little Shop of Horrors
The Happy Time

1988

Pippin
Noises Off
The Voice of the Prairie

1989

Cabaret
On the Verge
Steel Magnolias

1990

True West
The Real Thing
The Pirates of Penzance
And A Nightingale Sang

1991

Big River
Other People's Money
Driving Miss Daisy

1992

On the Twentieth Century
Season's Greetings
M. Butterfly

1993

A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine
Dancing at Lughnasa
The Tempest

1994

Lend Me A Tenor
The Cocktail Hour
She Loves Me

1995

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
I Hate Hamlet

1996

Rough Crossing
Lost in Yonkers
Table Manners

1997

The Fantasticks
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The Foreigner

1998

Carnival
The Woman in Black
Noises Off

1999

Deathtrap
Sylvia
Division Street

2000

Match Play
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Picnic

2001

The Last Train to Nibroc
Art
Jake's Women

2002

The Value of Names
Wit
Dinner with Friends

2003

Crimes of the Heart
Proof

2004

The Guys
Lend Me A Tenor

2005

Resident Alien
Bus Stop

2006

Leading Ladies
Omnium Gatherum
Local Wonders

2007

The Last Five Years
Metamorphoses
Moonlight and Magnolias

2008

Souvenir
Doubt
The Cripple of Inishmann

2009

Drawer Boy
Vino Veritas
Anatomy of Gray

2010

Humble Boy
Mauritius
Act a Lady

2011

Church Basement Ladies
Becky's New Car
39 Steps

2012

Jeeves
Heroes
God of Carnage

2013

Emma
Mrs. Mannerly
Making God Laugh

2014

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Circle Mirror Transformation
Unnecessary Farce

2017

Abigail/1702
The Serpent
The Holiday Cabaret
Avenue Q
Lord of the Flies

2018

An Act of God
Mother Courage
The Holiday Cabaret
Dutchman
Hair

2019

The Legend of Georgia McBride
The Glass Menagerie
The Holiday Cabaret
A Thousand Words