Amy M. Lane, PhD
Amy M. Lane, PhD

Amy M. Lane, PhD

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Theatre & Dance
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Fine & Performing Arts

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Education

  • 2000-2003 2000-03 Ph.D. in Theatre (Directing), Wayne State University
  • 1992-5 M. F. A. in Directing, University of Memphis
  • 1986-1990 B. F. A. in Theatre, Creighton University (Summa Cum Laude, 3.94 GPA)

Publications and Presentations

Scripts

  • Taming of the Shrew, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival , 2015

General

  • Sunday in the Park with George Review, Broadway World, 2015
  • Sunday in the Park with George Review, Omaha Reader, 2015
  • Cabaret Review, Omaha Reader, 2015
  • Cabaret Review, Omaha World-Herald, 2015
  • Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band Review, Omaha World-Herald, 2015

Presentations

  • Director of the world premiere production of Eminent Domain at the Omaha Community Playhouse., 2017
  • Director of NE Shakespeare's 30th anniversary production of The Taming of the Shrew., 2016
  • Director of world premiere production of Buffalo Bill's Cowboy Band at the Rose Theater., 2015

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Recipient of Sarah M. Aicher Fund grant for the Our Town Now project focused on using theatre for social justice in developing and presenting a play about immigration issues and their effect on rural Nebraska.
  • Recipient of funding for a Creighton Global Initiative project: Our Town Now: a Theatre for Social Justice Project. The project focused on developing an original dramatic work highlighting the effects of immigration issues on rural Nebraska. This play was performed in venues throughout Omaha and presented at the 2017 Conference on the Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education.
  • Recipient of Magis Core Curriculum Faculty Development Grant for the development of an Intersections level course titled Theatre for Social Justice.

Awards and Honors

  • Cabaret: Best Director of a Musical, Omaha Entertainment Award , 2016
  • Cabaret: Best Musical, Omaha Entertainment Award , 2016
  • nomination for Sunday in the Park with George: Best Director of a Musical, Omaha Theatre Arts Guild Awards, 2015
  • Cabaret: Best Musical, Omaha Theatre Arts Guild Award , 2015
  • Cabaret: Best Director of a Musical, Omaha Theatre Arts Guild Award, 2015
  • Best Director for August: Osage County atthe Omaha Community Playhouse, Omaha Theatre Arts Guild Awards, 2014
  • nomination for Race: Best Drama, Omaha Entertainment Award , 2014
  • nomination for Race: Best Director, Omaha Theatre Arts Guild Award , 2014
  • nomination for Race: Best Drama, Omaha Theatre Arts Guild Award , 2014
  • nomination for Next to Normal: Best Musical, Omaha Theatre Arts Guild Award, 2014
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear: Best Special Event, Omaha Theatre Arts Guild Award , 2014
  • nomination for Race: Best Director, Omaha Entertainment Award , 2013