I hope this finds you well. It’s been a while since our last letter, and I wanted to touch base. This spring and summer have been challenging, to say the least, but have also inspired us with resolve and energy for the work ahead.
The constant uncertainty of the pandemic has certainly been an adventure. Planning for the return of theatre, for gathering once more at the BLUEBARN, is like following a bright light through the fog. Timelines and guidelines change weekly. However, our commitment to bringing you our 32nd Season, whatever form it takes, is absolute.
The national reckoning with racial and economic justice, long overdue, has awakened us all to the roles we must play moving forward. As we all look for the best ways to respond, holding ourselves and one another accountable, we at the BLUEBARN are re-evaluating all aspects of our operations from an anti-racist perspective.
These forces of upheaval and awakening are very much on our minds as we consider next season…how best and how soon to bring the power of story back to all our lives.
You may have heard Broadway and many other regional theatres will not return until next year, or even the following season. At the same time, other theatres are proceeding with their seasons but with major adjustments.
BLUEBARN has always chosen to announce our season relatively late in the year, to remain nimble and responsive to the times. Last year, we were able to announce at the end of July. This year we look forward to announcing in September.
There is a kind of wild joy in not knowing quite yet what next season will look like. There is a grace and humility that comes in the face of these times. The joy of the unknown. The grace to change.
We embrace both.
Join us.

With gratitude,

Susan Clement-Toberer,
Producing Artistic Director

The BLUEBARN Theatre 2020-2021 season
is generously supported by:

Thank you to all who have reached out and asked how to support BLUEBARN during the shutdown. If you are able to consider a donation, your support is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your generous support!

Bluebarn Theatre is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

BLUEBARN Theatre’s guiding principals are to provoke thought, emotion, action, and change through theatre. Over the past week, both nationally and locally, we have been tragically reminded why those principals are so essential. In his seminal 1996 speech ‘The Ground on Which I Stand’, August Wilson said “I believe in the American theatre. I believe in its power to inform about the human condition, I believe in its power to heal, ‘to hold the mirror as ’twere up to nature,’ to the truths we uncover, to the truths we wrestle from uncertain and sometimes unyielding realities.” As we face the unyielding realities of injustice, racism, violence, brutality, and murder, BLUEBARN is committed to making sure all people have a voice on our stage, to uncovering the truths that bind us together, and to facilitating action, change, and healing.


Red Summer Script

In September of 2019, BLUEBARN produced Red Summer, a new work by Omaha playwright Beaufield Berry.  

“When I wrote Red Summer last year, I delved into a world of job shortages, incendiary headlines, corrupt governments both national and local, weaponized white woman tears, nationwide race riots, Black PTSD and mental health and an unprosecuted lynching in downtown Omaha. It was set in 1919.” 

PDFBeaufield has graciously allowed us to share her script with you. 

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Thank you to all who have reached out and asked how to support BLUEBARN during the shutdown.

If you are able to consider a donation,
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Stage Your Next Event Here

The BLUEBARN Theatre is one of “The Best Things America Built in 2016” and is the perfect environment to host your next private, community, or corporate event.   Learn more…

Outdoor covered patio
Unique stage for presentations
BlueBarn's stage can be quite unique for presentations (90 seats)

We’ve played host to seminars, retreats, book-signings, weddings, and receptions…: to say nothing of our indelible theatre productions.

If you are looking for that rare and wonderful venue for your special event, the BLUEBARN would be honored to have you as our guests.

Blu News:

The Best Things America Built in 2016

Slate Magazine has published a list of “The Best Things America Built in 2016” and the BLUEBARN Theatre made eighth on the list! We’re right alongside the new Smithsonian building and several other fantastic creations.

Read the article!

Single Ticket Prices:

$35.00 for General Admission

        $30.00 for Seniors/Military/Educators

The BLUEBARN Theatre is wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance, let us know when you make your reservation so that we may be able to adequately assist you.

Before you come down to the BLUEBARN, please read the information we’ve put together on the Plan Your Visit page.

For ticket reservations or season tickets
Contact us at 402-345-1576 ext 3 during Box Office hours:
9:00am–4:00pm, Monday–Thursday. Office closed Friday–Sunday.