As Covid surges, arts nonprofit prepares mobile outdoor venue

Omaha Mobile Stage Design Concept from Team 1. Credit: FACT.

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. Follow the transformation on Instagram.

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.


News

Omaha Mobile Stage Design Concept from Team 1. Credit: FACT.
Learning from the Good Fellows Show Wagon
https://youtu.be/ILKDsSiUiM4 Jessica Scheuerman, executive director of Partners for Livable Omaha, talks about …
Omaha Mobile Stage begins construction of performing arts venue on wheels
As the global pandemic drags on, a local nonprofit’s goal of providing …
Omaha Mobile Stage: An Arts Based Response to the Pandemic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5sAQEV2UeM Jessica Scheuerman, executive director of Partners for Livable Omaha, talks about …
The Designbuild Process of the Omaha Mobile Stage
https://youtu.be/3i_apNRawPs Watch Jeffrey L. Day, Founding Principal, Actual Architecture Company, and Killinger …


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.


Support

Omaha Mobile Stage is made possible by the generous support of Anonymous**, Kevin M. McCarthy, Omaha Public Schools Foundation, Paul Scheuerman, Bluestone Development, Infinity CPA Group, Baird Holm, and Sharon and Jim Kresha. Donations to the project are tax deductible and can be made at omahamobilestage.org/support.


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