Education & Programming


The objective of the education and outreach program at the Omaha Community Playhouse is to provide educational theatrical programming for children and adults through collaborations with arts professionals and other local arts organizations.

Educational programming in the arts can be tailored to any group or situation. OCP's Henry Fonda Theatre Academy has specifically designed workshops for a variety of groups in the area. Teachers and performers are matched to the event, and programming can be designed to fit any space, time frame and budget.

Current community partnerships include collaborations with Collective For Youth, Completely Kids, Boys Town and 75 North.


Tours and Workshops

Organizational Partners on Production Related Programming:

Anti-Defamation League - Ragtime
Autism Action Partnership – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Autism Center of Nebraska – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Blue Barn Theater
CHI Health – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center – Shrek
Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim – Alternative Programming (GPTF)
Creighton Prep – Of Mice and Men
Great Plains Theatre Conference – Alternative Programming
Grief’s Journey – She Kills Monsters
Kim Foundation – Fun Home
Nebraska Humanities – Ragtime
Nebraska Medicine – Shrek
Nebraska Shakespeare – Men on Boats
Omaha Council for Racial Reconciliation - Ragtime
Outlook NE – Audio description services
Peter Kiewit Foundation
Theatre Arts Guild
UNMC – Fun Home
WhyArts – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Organizational Partners for Community Based (Off-Site) Programming:

Completely Kids
Girls Inc.
75 North
Collective for Youth
  • Norris Middle
  • Morton Middle
  • Monroe Middle
  • Belvedere Elementary
  • Liberty Elementary
  • Bancroft Elementary

Organizations that Attended Free Final Dress Rehearsals of Season Productions:

100 Black Men
Big Brother Big Sister
Boys and Girls Club
Boys and Girls Town
CASA for Douglas County
Completely Kids
Girls Inc.
Midland Mentoring Partnership
NE Veterans
Partnership 4 Kids
Youth Emergency Services

Organizations that Received Free Tickets to Season Productions Thanks to a Generous Funder:

Benson High School
Heartland Family Service
Meyer Foundation for Disabilities
Ollie Webb Center, Inc.
Omaha Association of the Deaf
Quality Living, Inc.
Santa Monica

Other Involvement with and Outreach to:

Benson High School
Central High School
Dreamweaver Foundation
Dundee Elementary
Fremont High School
High Plains Community Schools
Lewis Central High School
Metropolitan Community College
Millard North High School
Nebraska Thespian Festival
North High School
Ollie Web
Omaha South High School
OPS Transition Program
Papillion-LaVista South High School
Springville Elementary
Westside High School Center for Advanced Professional Studies