To provide educational and humanistic support of AIDS-related programs and to promote understanding and acceptance of all members of the community through artistic expression.
"It takes a variety of strategies and initiatives to address this pandemic. It's about life and death and the survival of humanity."
—US Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)
The gravity of the thought expressed in the statement above, coupled with the need to stay focused on the issue of HIV/AIDS, led to the creation of SNAP! Productions. Beginning with a critically praised presentation of BENT, followed closely by the award-winning JEFFREY, SNAP! Productions has been presenting Omaha with high quality, ground-breaking theatre promoting AIDS awareness and diversity tolerance since 1993 .
Incorporated as a non-profit organization, SNAP! was a gypsy company for the first 9 years of its existence. Despite moving to a different venue for each show, SNAP!’s reputation and acclaim grew exponentially. "Support was phenomenal," said David Catalan, one of SNAP!'s founders, commenting on both the talent involved in the productions and the "loyal and supportive audience" that attended them. "Theater brings therapy in a meaningful way without regard to traditional boundaries."
In 2001, SNAP! joined forces with another established Omaha theatre, the Shelterbelt, long renown for honoring the work of new playwrights. Both now share the 55-seat space at 3225 California Street. Together, the Shelterbelt and SNAP! compliment one another’s offerings and provide a unique theatre experience for audiences.
Dedication to professionalism, sensitivity and respect are the shared aspirations for every production with the SNAP! imprimatur. The continued support of a stellar acting community, talented technicians and a generous audience, have allowed SNAP! to stage award winning productions like TAKE ME OUT, FALSETTOS, I AM MY OWN WIFE, DOUBT, ANGELS IN AMERICA and many more.
With a goal to both educate and inspire, SNAP! looks forward to providing quality theater that is first and foremost, “a celebration of life."
Our theatre, known for its intimate setting, is an exciting performance space where audience members are never more than 15 feet away from the stage. New house renovations, lighting and rigging, sound systems, and cash bar combine to create an outstanding facility for theatre and late night offerings.
The Theater is located on California Street, just two storefronts east of California Tacos, which resides on the southeast corner of 33rd and California Street. Our theatre is wheelchair accessible. If there is a wheelchair in your party, please call ahead for special seating arrangements. Our box office number is 402-341-2757.
FROM THE WEST...
Head East on Dodge Street to 33rd street. Take a left (North) onto to 33rd street. Take a right on California Street. We offer street parking only.
FROM THE EAST...
Head West on Dodge Street to 33rd street. Take a right (North) onto to 33rd street. Take a right on California Street. We offer street parking only.
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