Mackenzie Dehmer at Omaha Community Playhouse

Stages of Life

November 4, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Theatre

“Every meaningful experience in my life has involved the arts,” recalls Mackenzie Dehmer. Spend even a short time in Dehmer’s presence and it’s quickly evident: a certain joyful enthusiasm is a constant in her busy […]

Robyn Helwig, Pacific Props

From Props in the Pacific to Detailing in Omaha

May 22, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Theatre

Despite initial skepticism from friends back home, Robyn Helwig isn’t regretting her decision to leave the Pacific Northwest for the Great Plains. In January the effervescent, 25-year-old Oregon native was honored with a 2019 Omaha […]

Nebraska Shakespeare

Gender Roles on Stage

April 19, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Theatre

“What is the world limiting me to, as a woman? And what if I wasn’t?” Katie Becker Colón asks as we discuss this summer’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well for Shakespeare on the […]

Catie Zaleski, melancholy

Passion Player

February 13, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Theatre

In December 2017, Catie Zaleski resolved to stop delaying her dreams and started acting. A little more than a year and four plays later, it’s clear she made the right choice. “When I’m acting I […]

From Omaha to Broadway

October 21, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Theatre

It might be an unlikely topic for an award-winning Broadway musical, but Come From Away tells the story of a tiny town in Newfoundland that welcomed thousands of stranded airline passengers on September 11, 2001.  […]

Jennifer Castello

May 13, 2018 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Theatre

Thirty-year-old Jennifer Castello lives by a simple philosophy: “Art is power.” As a writer, educator, and actor, the Omaha native has tapped into all areas of her deep imagination to carve out her path. She […]

In Good Company

April 30, 2018 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Theatre

In the immortal words of MC Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, “It takes two to make a thing go right.” For Omaha’s Shelterbelt Theatre and SNAP! Productions, that wise 1980s musical maxim proves incredibly […]

Eliminating The Impossible

March 28, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Theatre

Zhomontee Watson first took the stage when she was a sophomore in high school. Completely new to the world of acting, her first director chose her to play the lead in The Princess and the […]

Curtain Calling

March 2, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Theatre

Growing up, Laura Leininger-Campbell was an introverted bookworm who dreamt of being an actor and had an imagination that ran as wild as her naturally curly hair. She would go on to establish her own […]

Dropping Bombs

August 9, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Theatre

Suzanne Withem has to size you up before she decides how to tell you the name of her next play. After all, you don’t drop an F-bomb on just anybody. Withem has spent the better part […]