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.
- Listen: “Mobile Stage Seeks to be Force in Socialization, Entertainment and Community Development for Omaha Neighborhoods” on Nebraska Public Media (5 mins, air date: Oct. 21, 2021)
- Watch: “Consider This: Omaha Mobile Stage” on Nebraska Public Media (28 mins, air date: Oct. 30, 2021)
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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.
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.
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 omahamobilestage.org/support.
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