Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company | SHARE Omaha

Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company

« Back to Nonprofit Search

Year Founded:
1993
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Cathy M Kurz Artistic Director, Founder/Scott Kurz Executive Director
Main Address:
2854 Redick Avenue
Omaha, NE 68112

What We Do

BRIGIT SAINT BRIGIT THEATRE CO was created to enrich the community by bringing a combination of professional-quality acting and directing to the production of classic playscripts--ancient through contemporary--as well as other finely-scripted stories that are rarely produced--delivering their passion and power that evokes both feeling and thought. In other words: good tales, well told.

Founded and operated by artists, the Theatre is committed to the dignity of those who bring the plays to life and the value of their time and talent, especially essential to the mission, thus, the Company pays all actors, directors, and designers. Funding goes primarily to people, not things. Here's how.

Because we are a site-specific theatre, alternating among locations best suited to the material, we avoid incurring year-round rent/mortgage expense and the cost of filling a large space with elaborate settings. Instead, Brigit's operating strategy stresses low overhead and has been the key to its successfully staying the course--not having to turn to less intriguing material--since it allows us to direct most of our resources to the primary elements--actors, directors, designers. This is how BSB is able to re-invest 70% of its income in the artists.

BSB is the only mid-size theatre in the area that has been in continuous production for 29 years, maintaining the same artistic direction and mission, and offering 4-6 full-length productions each season. The onstage talent is drawn from a core repertory company working with other area actors and Equity guests.

What does a play say? Is it worth the saying? How well is it said? It's in the answers to these questions that the Theatre chooses its material among widely varied plays, from the ancient Greeks and Shakespeare, to the darker world of Beckett, to the lyricism of the Irish and on through to outstanding contemporary works. Most of the titles Brigit Saint Brigit mounts cannot be seen at any other area venue.

As we prepare to open our final production of the season--Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL--and look forward to celebrating our 30th season this fall--we ask that you consider us in your charitable contributions and encourage you to include a night out with BSB--in June with "Betrayal" (@ the Joslyn Castle) or on your fall calendar.

Interesting Info

The first "Brigit" in the name refers to the Celtic goddess of "all things necessary to a civilized life." The second to Saint Brigit, a patron saint of Ireland
Each Feb, BSB offers a month-long Irish festival that includes an Irish-authored play, as well as events centered on Irish culture and writers.
In addition to production, BSB representatives teach in the afterschool programs at King Science, Morton, McMillan, and Lewis and Clark Middle Schools.

Give Shop® Wish List

Volunteer Opportunities

Publicity/website writer
Repeats every day until Tue May 16 2023.
Monday, August 8th, 2022
Read more »

Upcoming Events

We do not have any events scheduled at this time, but others do! Please search all events now.

Photos and Videos