Design revealed for mobile outdoor venue

The Omaha Mobile Stage project is transforming a repurposed 18-foot box truck into an accessible, adaptable and easily transportable stage to support a variety of performers, neighborhoods and school events.

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This multi-year project takes place in two phases—a designbuild phase in Lincoln, followed by a live performing arts tour in Omaha-based public spaces and schools

Omaha Mobile Stage (OMS) is a direct response to a suite of cultural, social and economic problems that have roots in the pandemic. The project is led by a multidisciplinary collaborative of Omaha and Lincoln-based leaders in the fields of design, performance, education and placemaking.

Omaha Mobile Stage is a prototype for a new model of outdoor venue—providing a fun and flexible, but safe and serene, place for Omahans to re-engage with each other, reactivate public spaces, and reanimate social, creative and economic life in the city.


Dereck Higgins and Celeste Butler sharing their Show Wagon memories.
Omaha Mobile Stage Design Features Watch University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture students and Nebraska Innovation …
The Elements of the Omaha Mobile Stage Watch Theatrical Designer and Technical Director, Brendan Greene-Walsh, discuss a few …
How the entertainment industry stayed vigilant through the pandemic Brendan Greene-Walsh discusses the negative effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has …
How tbd. Dance Collective Uses Outdoor Spaces Kat Fackler, Co-Director of tbd. Dance Collective discusses the Pavement Series, …

Omaha Mobile Stage revives Good Fellows Show Wagon concept with focus on community, public health, education and economic recovery for artists.

Did you perform on or attend the Good Fellows Show Wagon anytime between the 1950s and early 2000s? Share your memories here.

Photos: Omaha World-Herald/Robert Paskach Photograph Collection at The Durham Museum.


Omaha Mobile Stage is made possible by the generous support of Sherwood Foundation, Anonymous**, Weitz Family Foundation, Kevin M. McCarthy, Omaha Public Schools Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Mutual of Omaha, Paul T. Scheuerman, Burlington Capital, Actual Architecture Co., FACT, UNL College of Architecture, Jeffrey L. Day, FAIA, Andrew Johnson and Thompson, Dreessen & Dorner, Jessica and Daniel Scheuerman, Baird Holm, Bluestone Development, Infinity CPA Group, Sharon and Jim Kresha, Katie and Dan Kresha, Reg and Gloria Rial, Heidi Macy, The Meisinger Group Real Estate Team, Dick and Peggy Bevevino, Roberta and Frank Hoy, Nick Thielen, John Bartle, John Mabry, Karla Emgarten, Jerry and Nikki Reif, Thomas Gerdes, Sara Howard, Emma Perry, Samantha Scarpello, Haley Haas, and Emily Cox.

Donations to the project are tax deductible and can be made at

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