Welcome to the new home of flatwater Shakespeare

Welcome to the new home of Flatwater Shakespeare! Feel free to browse, and check back here for updates on Lincoln's #1 source for Shakespeare!


Give to Lincoln Day is coming up on May 28th, and we would greatly appreciate your support! You can find our donation page by clicking the image below!

A note from Paden Alexander, this year's youth director:

Hello all!

This is Paden Alexander, and I will once again be directing the summer youth show for Flatwater Shakespeare. This year our performance is As You like it! We would love to have you come down and audition for this amazing play, which premieres in July! Roles are available for those ages 8-18, with nontraditional casting available. So come on down, and show us why all the world is a stage!

You may prepare your own monologue of one minute or less (does not have to be memorized), or we may provide you a sample. You may still be asked to read even if you bring a prepared piece.

Auditions are at St. Mark's Church on the Campus on Friday, May 15th, from 7-9 pm, and Saturday, May 16th, from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. You may arrive anywhere within that time frame. If these times do not work for you, feel free to contact me via email to set up a separate audition time. (padensemail@yahoo.com)

Hope to see you there!

Paden Alexander

Mayor's Arts Awards

Several members of the Flatwater Shakespeare family are on the 2015 Lincoln Mayor's Arts Awards list of honorees, including the amazing Richard Imig, our Master Builder and Technical Fixer, who will receive the ArtScene Backstage Award; board member and inspiring teacher and committed playwright Chris Maly, who will receive a Kimmel Foundation Emerging Artist Award with visual artist Sarah Berkeley; Education Director and dramaturg Stephen Buhler, who will receive the Artistic Achievement Award in Literary Arts; and writer, director, and actress Rachele Merliss of the Nebraska Girls' Shakespeare Company, who will receive the Artistic Achievement Award for Youth.


The awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 10 at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts. The awards formally recognize artistic contributions and achievements in the Lincoln area. More information is available from the Lincoln Arts Council,  artscene.org.


Read the press release from the Mayor’s Office here: http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/mayor/media/2015/031915b.htm


Congratulations, everyone!