2009 Obie Award for Best New Play
Students in a community-center acting class find their lives transformed, their souls reflected, and the patterns of their lives revealed in this extraordinary celebration of ordinary life. As they discover each other through storytelling and deceptively simple games, hearts are won and lost, destinies shaped, and tiny triumphs and tragedies take on epic proportions.
The supreme being Himself finally returns, and just in time for the holidays!
In this hilariously holy limited engagement, God descends upon the BLUEBARN stage along with his angels, Michael and Gabriel. He’ll answer the eternal questions. He’ll set the divine record straight.
He’s got ten new commandments, and He’s got jokes.
2014 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, they unlock a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
Tony Award Winner
Inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance—a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. INDECENT charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. A glorious celebration of the power of theatre to harness the very best of the human spirit.
Obie Award Winner
The BLUEBARN Theatre, founded in 1989 by graduates of the SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory, proudly announces a creative partnership with STRANGEMEN THEATRE COMPANY, a New York-based non-profit, originally founded in 2010 by graduates of that same conservatory. In celebration of BLUEBARN’s 30th Anniversary and the shared origins of the two companies, we are honored to welcome STRANGEMEN to Omaha for the first time. Members of the original creative team of Strangemen Theatre Company’s THE WOODSMAN will again bring this award-winning production to life here at the BLUEBARN, enlisting Omaha’s incredible local talent. Based on the forgotten writings of L. Frank Baum, Strangemen Theatre Company’s THE WOODSMAN gives this darkly beautiful, haunting, and heart-breaking story new life through original music, physical storytelling, and innovative puppetry. A re-imagined tale of the origin of Baum’s “The Tin Woodman of Oz” that is not to be missed this season!
Join us for this Out of the Blue Special Event as we reunite BLUEBARN pioneers for an evening reverie of readings and anecdotes from BLUEBARN’s earliest days.
Featuring: Hughston Walkinshaw, Sheila Malone, Kevin Lawler, Susan Clement-Toberer, Nils Haaland, John St. Angelo, Susan Schonlau, Mary Theresa Green, and Rachel Hauben-Combs.
Created by the ensemble with original music by Andrew Heringer
Walk the Night returns for its 5th anniversary installment, an immersive re-imagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Justice or love? Mystery or intrigue? Mischief or Vengeance? If you unlocked a secret, which path would you choose?
Generously Sponsored by The Rea Charitable Trust
The BLUEBARN Theatre 2018-2019 season
is generously supported by:
Peter Kiewit Foundation-ArtStock
Iowa West Foundation
Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation
Roger B. Devor