Theatre is a reflection of real life that often showcases very important issues and themes. The artistic and education teams at OCP are dedicated to developing opportunities for further exploration of show topics — partnering with other organizations, businesses and artists in our community. We believe that theatre should be accessible to everyone, offering opportunities for community partners — especially those working with underserved populations — to attend free final dress rehearsals or utilize grant-funded tickets. OCP works to extend educational programming out into the community and provide opportunities for partners to visit our building, take a tour and learn about how theatre is created.
2018/19 Production Partner Highlights
Partnered with UNMC for talkbacks around various show themes and a Science Café event at the Slowdown focused on mental health.
Cast members in costume visited children at several area hospitals.
She Kills Monsters
The education department held a pre-show Women’s Stage Combat workshop, which featured the show’s fight choreographer.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Partnered with CHI Health, WhyArts, and Autism Action Partnership on several art displays in OCP’s lobby.
Men on Boats
Offered a pre-show Gender Performance Workshop in partnership with Sarah Brown of Nebraska Shakespeare.
Held a panel discussing the themes of Ragtime and the history of racial inequality and tension in Omaha, which included an accompanying display in OCP’s lobby about Omaha at the turn of the century.
“At CHI Health we think of health in its broadest terms. Theater, and the arts in general, are a beautiful component of health and well-being. Through the magic of story-telling on stage, we can learn, share experiences and grow in our understanding of one another. This was our experience through The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. As the largest provider of mental health service in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa, we are proud to be part of giving our community the opportunity to experience a unique view of autism and how it affects children and their families.” – Tina Ames, CHI Health
2018/19 Organizational Partners on Production-Related Programming
Anti-Defamation League – Ragtime
Autism Action Partnership – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Autism Center of Nebraska – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Blue Barn Theater
CHI Health – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center – Shrek
Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim – Alternative Programming (GPTF)
Creighton Prep – Of Mice and Men
Great Plains Theatre Conference – Alternative Programming
Grief’s Journey – She Kills Monsters
Kim Foundation – Fun Home
Nebraska Humanities – Ragtime
Nebraska Medicine – Shrek
Nebraska Shakespeare – Men on Boats
Omaha Council for Racial Reconciliation – Ragtime
Outlook NE – Audio description services
Peter Kiewit Foundation
Theatre Arts Guild
UNMC – Fun Home
WhyArts – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
2018/19 Organizational Partners for Community-Based (Off-Site) Programming
Collective for Youth
Organizations That Attended Free Final Dress Rehearsals of Season Productions
100 Black Men
Big Brother Big Sister
Boys and Girls Club
Boys and Girls Town
CASA for Douglas County
Midland Mentoring Partnership
Partnership 4 Kids
Youth Emergency Services
Organizations That Received Free Tickets to Season Productions Thanks to a Generous Funder
Benson High School
Heartland Family Service
Meyer Foundation for Disabilities
Ollie Webb Center, Inc.
Omaha Association of the Deaf
Quality Living, Inc.
Other Involvement with and Outreach to
Benson High School
Central High School
Fremont High School
High Plains Community Schools
Lewis Central High School
Metropolitan Community College
Millard North High School
Nebraska Thespian Festival
North High School
Omaha South High School
OPS Transition Program
Papillion-LaVista South High School
Westside High School Center for Advanced Professional Studies