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The '''Blue Barn Theatre''', located at 614 S 11th Street in [[Omaha, Nebraska]], is a nationally recognized [[theater]].
Begun in 1989, the theater was founded by a group of recent graduates from the theater program at [[Purchase College]]: Kevin Lawler, Hughston Walkinshaw, and Nils Haaland. The theater was started at the invite of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, with whom the theater initially shared a space.
The Blue Barn has primarily presented the works of contemporary American playwrights, including [[David Mamet]], Sam Shepherd, [[Christopher Durang]], and [[Lanford Wilson]]. The theater has also acted as a showcase for Omaha-based playwrights, such as Tim Siragusa, Robert Vivian, and [[Max Sparber]]. The theater often shares castmembers with Omaha-born filmmaker [[Alexander Payne]], who has been a longtime supporter of the theater, volunteering to be interviewed on the stage of the [[Omaha Community Playhouse]] by theater cofounder Hughston Walkinshaw as a fundraising effort in 2002.
* [http://www.bluebarn.org/ Official website]