Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Edwin L. Clark
Twenty-one years ago, plans were being made to channel the growing interest in theatre for children in the Omaha community into a specific organization. A nucleus group from The Junior League of Omaha provided the impetus for organizing a large committee representing many areas of civic endeavor which met in the fall of 1949 to establish Omaha Junior Theatre. The first production took place in February of 1950. Omaha Junior Theatre comes into its twenty-first year with extensive plans to take on its age of maturity with the increased responsibility of building a theatre of its own, enlarging its professional staff, and expanding its educational cultural program. This coming-of-age culminates a typical growth patter of a happily received birth and a trial-and-error-childhood and adolescence. But the progress has been constant, the growth continuous, and the knowledge and experience gained in enable the “child” to enter adulthood with confidence.
Erdenberger, Jean S., "The beginnig and current operation of Omaha Junior Theater" (1972). Student Work. 3105.