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Join us on July 24 – 27 for our 6th annual Omaha Under the Radar Festival! 4 days of experimental music, opera, dance, theater, poetry, performance art, and installation work. The 6th annual festival will offer plenty to smile about, as well as plenty to laugh about, discuss over drinks, and remember for years to come. Omaha’s most electric venues will be filled with live performance of the highest caliber created by artists who seize their craft and surprise even the most experienced attendees.
ARTIST TALK 1 | Thursday, July 25 | 12 PM | FREE
Omaha Under the Radar artists will introduce their work and discuss their creative process
ARTIST TALK 2 | Friday, July 26 | 12 PM | FREE
Courtney Bryan, composer & pianist, discusses her work in both the jazz & classical idioms, and introduces her work Songs of Laughing, Crying, and Smiling.
EVENT 6 | Friday, July 26 | 6 PM | $10 or Festival Pass
Matt Oliphant+Kevin Harrison, Lis Gre, & Alexandria Smith
EVENT 10 | Saturday, July 27 | 1 PM | $10 or Festival Pass
SOUNDRY Workshop Artists, Omaha Percussion Group, & tbd Dance Collective
Omaha Fringe Festival: This year’s festival also marks the beginning of the Omaha Fringe Festival, which was created to give local theatre artists a space where they can experiment with performance and get paid for their work. The festival will be an incubator for new works and will help attract artists and audiences to our vibrant Omaha community. Given this space, these artists will help create art for local theatre audiences to explore and appreciate. The festival will feature four days of live theatre all produced, acted, directed, and performed by Omaha artists. Each show will have multiple performance times allowing for the audience to be able to see all of the shows in the festival. Fringe festivals are known for their egalitarian spirit and the fun of discovering the “next big thing” or suffering through another flop. At a Fringe festival, you never know what you’re going to get–and that’s what makes it fun. During the Omaha Fringe Festival, audiences will get to experience Omaha theatre unfettered. The Omaha Fringe Festival will be held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Black Box & Studio Theatres in the Weber Fine Arts Building.
2019 Festival Artists:
The Machine is Neither
Edem Soul Music
Megan Grace Beugger
The Mighty Vitamins
Dana Murray & Aaron Gum
Omaha Percussion Group
tbd Dance Collective
Matt Oliphant+Kevin Harrison
2019 Fringe Festival Artists:
2019 Festival Venues:
Holland Center for Performing Arts
Joslyn Art Museum
Bancroft Street Market
University of Nebraska at Omaha Black Box & Studio Theatres | Weber Fine Arts Building
About Omaha Under the Radar: Omaha Under the Radar is an annual experimental performance festival in the Midwest. We celebrate cultural innovators with performances throughout the city of Omaha. The festival emerged from a desire to support innovative performers and creators living and working in the Midwest, and to connect this community to other performance communities throughout the United States. Since the first festival, held in 2014, Omaha Under the Radar has presented over 200 artists from more than a dozen cities throughout the United States. We work to represent a multiplicity of genres, ideas, and identities through performances, talks, group discussions and educational opportunities. Learn More ->
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