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2024 Season


On Stage

Jan 16, 2024

On Tuesday, January 16 join us at 7PM in the Shirley Tyree Theater as we mark the National Day of Racial Healing with a stage reading and community discussion of Confederates written by Dominique Morisseau.

Confederates is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.


Two Black American women – an enslaved rebel and a professor at a contemporary university – are having parallel experiences of institutional racism, though they live over a century apart. Tony-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau's exacting new play explores the reins that racial and gender bias still hold over American educational systems today.


This production of Confederates is presented free to the public, though space is limited. Those who would like to reserve a ticket in advance can purchase one for $5 at the link below.

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Lisa IsraelSandra

Lisa was born & raised in Atlanta, only recently relocating to Omaha in 2022 by way of SoCal & Vegas. Lisa started modeling when she was 5. She attended GA Southern University in Statesboro, GA & The Art Institute of Atlanta. Since relocating, Lisa has created a name for herself gracing stages across Omaha & building a stellar résumé. Lisa intends to become a reckoning force & a major talent within the arts community.

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Nina Washington Sara

Nina Washington is thrilled to make her first appearance at The Union! Recent theatre credits include “Holly” in A Very Die Hard Christmas (BLUEBARN), “Ashlee” in Dance Nation (BLUEBARN), “Janet” in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Rave on! Productions) & Dreamgirls (Omaha Community Playhouse). Nina loves cooking, yoga, and playing with her cat Benny!

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Olivia HowardJade & Luane

Olivia has been involved and awarded for her performances in community theatre in the Omaha area, starring in shows such as A Raisin in the Sun (Beneatha), The Drawer Boy (Miles), and Stick Fly (Taylor). She thanks everyone around her for their unending love and support, and is thrilled to be a part of the Confederates crew.

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Mackenzie ZielkeMissy Sue & Candance

Mackenzie Zielke is a local theatre educator, director, and performer whose most recent projects include directing White Christmas at BLT and Into the Woods at Chanticleer. Her favorite roles include the Narrator in Murder Ballad, Fiona in Shrek and Maureen in RENT. She sends all love to her boys, Link and Remy, and her wife, Ana.

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Shae'Kell ButlerMalik & Abner

My name Shae'Kell Butler and I'm very excited to be working with The Union once again! Since performing here, I've been very fortunate to collab with other theaters such as Benson Theater, Orpheum, and more! But perhaps nothing brings me more pleasure than getting to perform in the same neighborhood I grew up in at the Shirley Tyree Theater!

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Zoella SneedStage directions

Zoella Sneed (she/her) is an actor & teaching artist based in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska. She has recently been seen in productions such as Cinderella (Ella) at The Rose and Macbeth (Weird Sister) at the BLUEBARN. When she's not on the stage, she can be found in classrooms all over Omaha introducing the magic of theatre to young people.

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