Hello Dear BLUEBARNer,
Each year the Blue Barn sends out a fundraising appeal letter. This year I deleted the original letter that I had planned to send, as I have been moved to write to you from a perspective that has been newly inspired by the world that surrounds us.
I recently read an article titled A Post-Election Plea,To the Theatre and Its Artists written by Howard Sherman. The following are excerpts from that article that I feel speak to our world of theatre and our lives as both artists and audiences.Read more
“I am reminded that the theatre is my America, because it embraces a multiplicity of stories, of possibilities, of harsh realities and of unimaginable dreams. It is the place where I meet and commune with people on stage and in the audience, inclusive of all ages, genders, sexualities, races, ethnicities, or disabilities.
Because I cannot make art, I look to artists to interpret the world for me, in ways that go to the core of who I am, perhaps challenging my assumptions and at other times affirming my beliefs. Because I cannot make art, I have spent my life in support of it, in one way or another, hopefully helping others to create, and still more, to understand it and participate in it.
Speak your truths for those that hunger for them. Mix the divisions of red and blue into a vibrant purple.
Tell us about the lives of people we do not know,
We can still learn from the ancient Greek theatre artists.
We must learn from you. Tell us a story.
Lead us to a better America and a better world.
Thank you for continuing to support our stories. Thank you for continuing to support us both emotionally and financially …. Together we are creating a better world through our storytelling.
Generously sponsored by:
Dr. Kerry Dobson and Bruce Reneaud
Bluestem Prairie FoundatioN
Burlington Capital Foundation
February 2 – 26, 2017
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Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.
All outreach is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Joining the cast will be Kerry Matuszek, Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Representative from the Department of Human Rights and Relations for the City of Omaha
Marian Fey, Former OPS Board Member
Kate Parrish, President of River City Gender Alliance
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.