Voices AMPLIFIED! finale: Omaha’s Forgotten Century
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Omaha Performing Arts Voices AMPLIFIED! finale: Omaha’s Forgotten Century Orpheum Theater Music

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Experience the story of young Ernie and his Grandpa Apa as they converse, reminisce, and share memories about their Black and Latino heritage in Omaha through an original commissioned production created by Peggy Jones, Kathy Tyree, Broadway choreographer Ray Mercer and community creative consultants and featuring local actors and visual artists and New York-based dancers. Fill out the form on the Voices AMPLIFIED! page to receive updates about this event and the Voices AMPLIFIED! series. 


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FREE EVENT 

Experience the story of young Ernie and his Grandpa Apa as they converse, reminisce, and share memories about their Black and Latino heritage in Omaha through an original commissioned production created by Peggy Jones, Kathy Tyree, Broadway choreographer Ray Mercer and community creative consultants and featuring local actors and visual artists and New York-based dancers. Fill out the form on the Voices AMPLIFIED! page to receive updates about this event and the Voices AMPLIFIED! series. 

Creative Team for Omaha’s Forgotten Century 

  • Creative Director and Choreographer Ray Mercer – Broadway actor, dancer and choreographer in his 17th year as a dancer and fight captain in Disney’s The Lion King 

  • Director Kathy Tyree – award-winning Omaha director and performer  

  • Creative consultant Jade Rogers – historian, educator at Metropolitan Community College and UNO and the Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of The House of Afros, Capes, & Curls 

  • Scriptwriter Peggy Jones – Associate Professor, past Interim Chairperson of the Black Studies Department, and Women's and Gender Studies faculty at UNO 

  • Creative consultant Linda Garcia – local artist and co-founder of Mexican American Society of the Midlands 

  • Creative consultant Jose Garcia – local artist and co-founder of Mexican American Society of the Midlands 

  • Designer and visual artist Hugo Zamorano – Omaha artist helping to create the backdrop for the Voices AMPLIFIED! finale 

  • Producer and creative consultant Andy Cassano – O-pa Vice President of Programming and Education 

  • Creative consultant Aaron Gregory – O-pa Community Engagement Specialist, dancer and choreographer 

About the Voices AMPLIFIED! Series

This multidisciplinary arts and social justice series amplifies artists in diverse cultures. In the 21/22 Season we're amplifying Black and Latino voices by partnering with local and national touring artists to offer free community events every month through June 2022. Learn more

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Omaha's Forgotten Century image of two people under streetlight

Sponsored by:

Humanities

Mutual of Omaha

Sherwood Foundation
 


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