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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Changes in 2018!



Flatwater Shakespeare Company is in the process of hiring a successor to Becky Boesen, who resigned as Executive Artistic Director effective December 8, 2017. The organization is grateful for the energy, innovation and artistic quality that Boesen contributed to Flatwater Shakespeare during her tenure.
Her achievements included expansion of the 2017 summer tour of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, which was named an official event of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Celebration, and included stops at Pioneers Park's one-room schoolhouse and the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice.
Boesen was also the primary architect and instructor for Flatwater's outreach programs for youth, "Little But Fierce" and "Sonnet Intensive." She directed a compelling production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, staged in the Swan Theater at Wyuka Stables. One of the initiatives she inaugurated will continue through The Lincoln Shadow History Project, which completes Flatwater's 2017-18 season and draws upon community stories that were shared after performances of The Weir. Also, in spring 2018, Boesen will include Flatwater Shakespeare's "Little But Fierce" in the Lincoln Arts Council's "Art Makes Me SmArt" program.

FSC's Board of Directors is currently reviewing applications for a new Executive Director and will make an announcement soon.