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Ollie Webb’s Production of “Dionysia: Three Greek Myths” Triumphs Over Adversity with Diverse Cast

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The Ollie Webb Center, Inc. (https://www.olliewebbinc.org/) is named to honor the memory of Ms. Ollie Webb.  Ollie Webb was a woman with a national reputation as a spokesperson for self-advocacy.  She was a former resident of the Beatrice State Home, a homeowner, a landlady, and a retiree from a career in food services at the Omaha Field Club.  She was a founding member of Project II, a social, continuing education and self-advocacy program for adults with developmental disabilities.  The Ollie Webb Center, Inc’s name honors a life well-lived in spite of unique challenges and reminds us that people should be known by their names and accomplishments, not by their disabilities.

There are many programs doing great work with people throughout the area and one of them is The Ollie Webb Center, Inc.’s Art of Imagination which has a mission to empower, develop and encourage self-expression in adults with disabilities through professional opportunities in the visual and performing arts.  Carrie Nath is the Managing Director of The Art of Imagination and she joined Mike Hogan on “Live & Local” to talk about the first production the students have been able to mount in well over a year, due to pandemic restrictions.  It opens tomorrow (November 5th) and runs through the weekend. 

She also brought with her special guest actor Jordon McCoy to talk about his role in the production of “Dionysia: Three Greek Myths.”  Featuring a diverse cast and crew of people with and without disabilities, the show is playing in the Scottish Rite Omaha Theater at 202 South 20th Street.  An evening of theatre one will not soon forget.

For more information about the production or how to attend, one can go to the website  https://www.olliewebbinc.org/event/dionysia-three-greek-myths/

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