Summer Lukasiewicz, executive director
Summer is an accomplished producer, director, actor, playwright, and educator. She has worked extensively with young people, directing shows at the Lincoln Community Playhouse and Blue Hill Community Schools. Her most notable productions for Blue Hill include MACBETH in 2014 and THE LARAMIE PROJECT in 2016. In 2017, she was recognized with the Dale E Black Outstanding Young Teacher of Speech and Theatre Award. Past projects also include writing, directing and producing original works, such as 872 DAYS and VOICES FROM CHERNOBYL. She is a long time artistic associate of Flatwater, having appeared in TWELFTH NIGHT, ANGELS IN AMERICA, Parts 1 and 2 and THE WEIR as well as being heavily involved in the development of the 2017 summer youth education.
Linda Zinke, Operations Manager
Linda has many years of experience in the nonprofit world. She previously served as a Head Start program director/Early Head Start Director, as well as Executive Director of the Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children. She continues to teach at Bellevue University and is currently teaching a Master’s Level class, Sustainable Funding for Nonprofits. She has a BA from Iowa State University and an MA from Bellevue University. She has 5 children, 3 grandchildren, and MacGuyver.
Stephen Buhler, Dramaturg
Stephen is Education Director of the Flatwater Shakespeare Company and Aaron Douglas Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has served as dramaturg for nearly all of Flatwater Shakespeare's productions and as humanities adviser for Flatwater Shakespeare's youth programs. He is the author of Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof and was the 2015 recipient of the City of Lincoln Mayor's Arts Award for Artistic Achievement – Literary Arts.
Michelle Zinke, Production Stage Manager
. Michelle has been the primary stage manager and/or production manager for Flatwatwer Shakespeare Company since 2003. She has been involved with over 25 shows with Flatwater Shakespeare Company, and over 50 productions in Lincoln since December 2000. She is the 2016 recipient of the Mayor’s Arts Artscene Award for backstage work. Michelle has a BA in Spanish/Anthropology from Central College and an MA in Leadership from Bellevue University.
Larry Weixelman, Chair
William Bryant, Vice Chair
Linda Willard, Secretary
Kelly Medwick, Treasurer
Lauren Silverman Durban--performer, writer, radio host (KX 96.9), former TV journalist, and mom of four.
Ryan Kathman--Acting/directing professor at nwu; actor, director, playwright, & fight choreographer
Jeff Korbelik--winery manager and former newspaper features editor
Melissa Lewis Nuss--manager ne retirement systems, actor, singer, poet