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University of Nebraska at Omaha. Department of Theatre



UNO Theatre is the student dramatic performing group of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Theatre. As of 2013/2014, they offer about four dramatic productions per year. Prior to 2002/2003, the Department of Theatre was known as the Department of Dramatic Arts. The university's drama program had its beginnings as the University of Omaha Dramatic Club (sometimes called the Drama Club), which was founded in 1913. Dramatic productions at the University of Omaha foundered during the Great Depression and World War II, but were revived in 1945 with the creation of the University Players, a student performing group which lasted until the University of Omaha merged with the University of Nebraska system in 1968. After the merger, the student dramatic performing group was known as UNO Theatre. From around 1951 until 1992, the University Theater served as the stage for student performances. Beginning in 1992, the Weber Fine Arts Building housed the stage for UNO Theatre performances.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

College and Departments

 File — Drawer 1-A-8
Scope and Contents

Posters from Music, Theatre (Dramatic Arts), Communications, English, Philosophy and Religion, History, Women’s Studies, the Goldstein Center for Human Rights, the College of Information Science and Technology, and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) about lectures, exhibits, and other events.

Doug Patterson Theatre Materials, 1973-2018

 File — Box 2019-030
Scope and Contents

This collection includes posters from UNO Theatre productions and two scripts. One of these scripts is Hicks at College, the first play performed (1913) at the University of Omaha. There is also a spiral bound publication: UNO Performing Arts Center: Preliminary Sketches & Program (1986).

Dates: 1973-2018

UNO Theatre Blueprint Collection, 1992-1994

 File — Object 2018-014
Scope and Contents

The blue prints in this collection include renovation of the Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center--UNO Theatre personnel were involved in the redesign of the Rose Theatre. Also included are set designs for a few UNO Theatre productions, including The Passion of Dracula (1993), Godot (1994), Flanagan’s Dream (1992), and Runaways (1992).

Dates: 1992-1994

UNO Theatre Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UNO-0131
Scope and Contents The UNO Theatre records include production binders (circa 1986-2003), set plans, stage designs, artwork (drawings and paintings of set plans and stage designs), programs (circa 1917 to the present), posters, flyers, publicity material, news articles, reviews, photographs, negatives, and miscellaneous material related to dramatic productions by students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the University of Omaha, covering the period from 1917 to the present....
Dates: 1917-2018