Executive Artistic Director
The Flatwater Shakespeare Company, based in Lincoln, Nebraska, is pleased to announce that Becky Boesen is its new Executive Artistic Director. She succeeds founding Artistic Director Bob Hall in the leadership of the not-for-profit organization.
Becky Boesen is an award-winning director, playwright, and actor with over twenty years experience in local and regional theatre. she is the recipient of three Mayor’s Arts Awards in recognition of her socially-minded and thought provoking work in Lincoln. She is also a Nebraska Individual Artist Fellowship Award Winner, a former artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson for the Arts and kaneko, and her dynamic theatrical creations and collaborations have garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts.
In addition, she was recently named the 2017 melba cope community associate by the women's and gender studies program at the university of nebraska-lincoln.
Boesen currently has several original works in production in the united states and is RENOWN for creating projects which advocate for equity in the arts. She specializes in the development of new works and theatre for youth audiences, providing expertise to both the lied center for performing arts and the lincoln arts council. Boesen is a proud member of ASCAP and of the Dramatists’ Guild of America.
Education Director, Humanities Advisor, Co-Founder, and Past Board Chair
Steve is Aaron Douglas Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his doctoral degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Previously Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program at UNL and research fellow at the Huntington and Folger Shakespeare Libraries, he has also served as actor, composer, director, dramaturg, musician, sound designer, and text editor for Flatwater Shakespeare and other theater ensembles. He has conducted workshops on the teaching and performance of Early Modern Drama and is the author of Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof, along with several articles and book chapters on Renaissance literature and its connections with the performing arts.
Linda Zinke, Operations Manager
Becky Boesen, Executive Artistic Director
Stephen Buhler, Dramaturg
Michelle Zinke, Production Stage Manager
patrick lambrecht, Richard Imig, Resident Technical Directors and Set Designers
Richard Schroeder, Resident Lighting Designer and Consultant
Kat Burton Cover, Julie Douglass, Janice Stauffer, Resident Costume Designers
John Nollendorfs, jenny gegg Photographers
BoB Hall, Red Thread Graphic Designers
board of directors
Michelle Zinke, Chair
Larry Weixelman, Vice-Chair
Darl Naumann, Treasurer
Linda Willard, Secretary
Jay Scott Chipman