The BLUEBARN Theatre exists to enhance the cultural life of Omaha by producing professionally executed plays that ignite a passion for the art form. BLUEBARN’s mission is dedicated to theatre’s most important tradition: to provoke thought, emotion, action, and change.
BLUEBARN, like all arts organizations, has sustained significant losses in revenue during the pandemic. Throughout this crisis, we are proud to have fulfilled all our artists contracts, retain our staff, and keep the lights on.
Thanks to a groundswell of support, our Artists’ Fund has emerged as a bulwark against the uncertainty of these volatile times. As Omaha’s only professional, contemporary theatre, we continue to lead the community in support of artists’ ability to make a living wage. BLUEBARN’s position as an anchor for the professional arts sector in Omaha demands that we double-down on this commitment.
Our course forward is focused on the well-being of the people we serve and employ, and the health of the BLUEBARN as an institution. The fluctuating restrictions on public gatherings and our concern for the safety of the community, present an extraordinary set of challenges. The staff is strategically working to adapt the essential service of theatre to this volatile landscape.
We are implementing new media platforms for theatre projects. We are devising versatile configurations of our performance spaces and audience seating. We are pursuing smaller developmental projects that will keep artists working during this excruciating pause. And we are dreaming up ways to integrate the community and audiences into each of the above.
BLUEBARN is committed, no matter the circumstances, to keep telling stories. We are working to support the artists and create the art that will embrace our current reality and illuminate the path forward. The BLUEBARN now supports hundreds of local artists annually and attracts master artists from across the country. The Artists’ Fund is vital to this effort. We respectfully request support for our Artists’ Fund this Giving Tuesday and throughout the month of December.
Any amount is appreciated!