36-years of world-class Shakespeare...for FREE.

Having seen the power of theater to transform lives and to inspire communities, esteemed professors from Omaha’s universities created Shakespeare on the Green in 1986. For 36 years, Shakespeare on the Green has provided unprecedented access to world-class quality theatre. The program continues to build community locally and statewide, inspire people from throughout the country to pursue careers in the arts, and encourage participants to reach for excellence. To date, we have served more than 800,000 patrons.

As it has been for many arts organizations, these past two years have been a distinct challenge for our mission. COVID-19 shuttered our program for two years, and vital educational and statewide programming was put on hold.

With new leadership, Nebraska Shakespeare is being transformed into an organization that will continue to serve and inspire generations to come! With a mission to explore what it means to be human through the creative spirit of Shakespeare, Nebraska Shakespeare is renewing our commitment to transform lives and inspire communities.

While getting our signature program, SHAKESPEARE ON THE GREEN (world-class, professional theater productions FREE FOR EVERYONE!) back on the green after two and a half years of darkness was a massive priority, in pushing to achieve this, we are left with a $100,000 deficit. We ask for your generous support today to support this legacy nonprofit arts organization and continue to offer world-class Shakespeare productions FREE FOR EVERYONE.

Your support of our organization enables us to continue to offer accessible, world-class productions and impactful educational offerings. Success today will provide for a future-focused 10-year vision that will revolutionize our organization and significantly increase our ability to transform lives and inspire communities.

We have always relied on the exceptional generosity of the theater community, both locally and nationally. SHAKESPEARE ON THE GREEN and our fall educational tour have been bringing professional theater to everyone for 36 years! Please help us make it 36 more!!

We have a deadline of August 30 to raise $100,000; please make a generous donation today! All the funds will support our basic operational costs to keep the lights on, the water running, and the doors open.

For 36 years this organization has existed because of the generosity of our donors from all across the United States. We hope you will make a generous donation today and help us to continue this exceptional legacy!
  • Maureen Kowker 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Pegeen Reilly 
    • $150 
    • 4 d
  • Jennifer Gilg 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
  • Douglas Cohen 
    • $35 
    • 7 d
  • Angeal Boone 
    • $250 
    • 7 d
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Fundraising team (6)

Brett Bernardini 
Raised $410 from 5 donations
Omaha, NE
Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Caren Woodruff 
Team member
Raised $30 from 1 donation
Grace Luis 
Team member
Jim Tracy 
Team member
Lara Marsh 
Team member
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