To foster a sustainable program of theatre education and performance.

To work with public schools, home schools, special needs, seniors, veterans and our local Central Nebraska communities.


Workshops, Camps, Classes

Covering a broad spectrum of topics - Acting, auditioning, movement, improvisation, stage combat, stage management, and tech.  Workshop, Class and Camp leaders are trained and experienced in many aspects of theatre. Specialized instructors are brought in from outside the area to expand educational opportunities. Workshops, camps and classes support our play productions.


Play Production

Plays are directed by DawnMarie Moe, founder and artistic director of Shakespeare on the Square.  With 38 plays in Shakespeare's canon you don't run out of material, but from time to time seasonal productions may be contemporary plays.  Plays are 6-8 weeks of rehearsal, in the evenings, and typically three days of performance.  DawnMarie is also a teaching artist on the Nebraska Arts Council Teaching Artist list and can be engaged to direct productions at other venues.


Teaching Methodology

Lesson Plans

  • Creating and adapting lesson plans for each specific group.

  • All lesson plans conform to Nebraska Department of Education Standards for the Fine Arts


Blending Classical and Modern

  • Teaching is founded in Shakespeare, but incorporates modern teaching methods.

  • Blending classical style into a modern context, making lessons and productions more accessible to modern audiences.

  • Establishing techniques in voice, acting, expression and movement

It really does take a village to make a production happen.  Ticket sales cover our specific production costs, but overhead for the theatre space is by the generous contributions of our donors. Shakespeare on the Square is a 501(c)3 federal non-profit and your donations are tax deductible.  You can donate online, or come a see a play and add a little something extra to the donation jar.