Big Canvas Welcomes Fringe Fest Night 1


The Omaha Fringe strives to bring the different members of the Omaha theatre community together for one open access and inclusive festival where theatre artists can experiment with new works and audiences can experience new theatrical movements. 

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Fri: 8/05 – 6:30 pm – Big Canvas – A Night of Improv

Five people had a dream in 2014 of creating comedy for their community. Doug Rothgeb, Eric Green, Tracie Mauk, Heather Jones, and Lindsey Theis brought their talents together to form Big Canvas with a shared value of making sure there are all-inclusive safe spaces for people to perform comedy, whether that be improv, stand-up, or sketch.

A board of directors was formed in 2016. Big Canvas operates under its direction. Board members set the budget, help raise money, and provide us support in various ways throughout the year.

Performances, classes, and community outreach are the three pillars that guide how Big Canvas conducts itself. From low cost or free shows and classes to individual partnerships with nonprofits, we can provide you the opportunity to learn how to think more quickly, increase your flexibility, be more spontaneous, and open up your creativity.

We welcome experienced improvisors to create their own shows with us, and we see every show, class, and workshop as opportunities to grow, laugh, and smile.

Fri: 8/05 – 8:00 pm – Jungle Productions 2 – Jungle

Jungle is about modern day hobos. The four characters create a bond while riding the rails.

Fri: 8/05 – 9:30 pm – Hailey Neumann-A Boy Named Hailey

Hailey is a thoughtful, not so young human being. Some call him a gentleman and scholar on his best day, others are generally annoyed by him the other 364 days of the year. He is grateful to be alive, still. He has two children who outshine him in every way and a wife who makes everyone hopeful they can land a 10, when maybe they are a 2 or 3. He has a few degrees in philosophy, finance, and marketing. He started a few businesses, which successfully failed. His wife mostly tolerates the dog he loves. His favorite things are reading Dog Man with his boy, letting his daughter pick his nose and attempt to poke his eyes out, and accidentally using the women’s restroom.

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  • The Blackstone Theatre
  • 3624 Farnam St.
  • Omaha
  • NE
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • 08/05/2022 6:00 PM