SNAP! Productions
Omaha’s Diversity Theatre

Presenting Omaha with high quality, groundbreaking theatre promoting diversity tolerance since 1993.

Free Student Rush Tickets

New in 2015!

If you have a valid Student ID you can get a chance for one of the limited Free Student Rush tickets available during our performance run of Mama’s Girls. Arrive twenty minutes before show time to see if any tickets are available for that performance. Free Student Rush Tickets are based on availability and are on a first come / first serve basis.

Made possible by a grant from the Jetton Fund.

Educational Talk backs scheduled for Mama’s Girls

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Megan Smith-Sallans (therapist), Ryan Sallans (author / speaker), and Kate Parrish

Megan Smith-Sallans, MS, LIMHP, LIPC is a psychotherapist in private practice and has been providing community-based services for eighteen years. Megan specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples who are part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) community. She receives and administers training both nationally and internationally in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity. She also provides training and assistance to workplaces and educational institutions to be more inclusive environments for LGBTQ individuals.

Megan is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Heath (WPATH), the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). Locally, she is the co-founder of the Professional Transgender Resource Network (a multidisciplinary group of professionals working towards making Nebraska a more inclusive state for our transgender community), Vice President for Ally Mentoring, committee member for Gender Reel and committee member for the Nebraska LGBTQ Emerging Leader Summit.

Ryan Sallans is a public speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, publisher and author specializing in health care, campus inclusion and workplace issues surrounding the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community. Over the past fourteen years Ryan has conducted over a thousand presentations and trainings to diverse audiences including professionals, students and the general public. After his appearance in the documentary Gender Rebel featured on MTV’s LOGO network, Ryan began traveling to universities where he shares the story of his transition from female to male. His story is told with an intermixing of humor and intricate clinical details surrounding the transition process. Ryan has also been interviewed twice on Larry King Live, Ricki: The New Ricki Lake Show, NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook, and HuffPost Live.

In 2012 Ryan released the first edition of his memoir, Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life. In 2013, he founded Scout Publishing LLC and released the second edition of his memoir, Second Son. He is also publisher and editor‐in‐chief of the quarterly literary journal, The Outrider Review which explores themes surrounding sexuality, gender and identity and features artists and writers worldwide.

Ryan attended the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Anthropology, Master of Arts in English, and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology.

Katherine “Kate” Parrish is the president of River City Gender Alliance, which is one of the oldest and largest transgender support organizations in the country. Born and raised in Omaha as David L. Parrish, she was selected as ‘The Outstanding Teen of the Midlands’ by the Omaha World Herald (1970) prior to attending the United States Military Academy at West Point. She is a graduate of UNO (BGS) and the proud grandparent of four. Parrish began her transition in 2011.


Saturday, November 21, 2015
Joni Watke Stacy (attorney, PFLAG President), Dr. Amanda Randall, Ph.D., and Teaque Stanley

Joni Watke Stacy is an Omaha attorney and has been in private practice for nearly 20 years. She specializes in family law and estate planning, including divorce, custody, name changes, adoptions, guardianships, conservatorships, and the probate of estates, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living wills. She is the President of PFLAG Omaha, a PFLAG National Board Member and PFLAG’s Central Regional Director. PFLAG is the oldest national organization of straight allies working with LGBTQ people to move equality forward. Joni has presented across the country to educate about sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

Dr. Amanda Randall is Director & Associate Professor of University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Grace Abbott School of Social Work



Saturday, November 28, 2015
Dr. N Jean Amoura, M.D, Tiffany Blomenkamp, and Kate Parrish 

Dr. N. Jean Amoura is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Omaha, Nebraska and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Methodist Hospital and Nebraska Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine and has been in practice for 20 years. She is also one of the area’s acclaimed leaders in providing specialized care for transgender individuals.

Katherine “Kate” Parrish is the president of River City Gender Alliance, which is one of the oldest and largest transgender support organizations in the country. Born and raised in Omaha as David L. Parrish, she was selected as ‘The Outstanding Teen of the Midlands’ by the Omaha World Herald (1970) prior to attending the United States Military Academy at West Point. She is a graduate of UNO (BGS) and the proud grandparent of four. Parrish began her transition in 2011.



Friday, December 4, 2015
Dr. Jay Irwin, Ph.D, and Marilynn Barner Anselmi, playwright

Dr. Jay Irwin is a trans man who is also an Associate Professor of Sociology at UNO. Jay’s research and teaching interests involve LGBTQ identities and health, sexuality, and gender. He is involved in numerous local community groups, including UNO’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, UNO’s LGBTQIA Taskforce, Proud Horizons, and PTRN: Professional Transgender Resource Network.

He is also the Associate Director of the Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative and a member of NECTR: Nebraska Collaborative for Transgender Research.

Marilynn Barner Anselmi came to playwriting accidentally – literally. Her only son was killed while attending theatre school at DePaul University in 2007. Her first play, Raising Ricci, came from this tragedy, and she’s been at it ever since. She’s now finished her eleventh full length script and four short plays which have been performed across the country. Among other awards and honors, her work was named a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Conference three times and has been published in three national journals.

Marilynn was the recipient of the 2015 Mark Gilbert Award from the North Carolina New Play Project, and her first foray into short film making (You Wouldn’t Expect) is currently making the rounds of national film festivals. Marilynn is also a member of The Dramatist Guild of America.



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Check out what audiences are saying about SNAP!

“…could be the most powerful thing you’ll see onstage this season”

“It’s terrific ensemble work, and there are no weak links in this acting chain.”
– Bob Fischbach, Omaha World Herald

It was wonderful! So much energy and artistry exploding on that stage. Wow!
Connie Jo, patron
Blown away by the play — funny, disturbing, and thought-provoking — often all at the same time! Great job by actors and directors! My hats off to yez!
Brent, actor
Best wishes on your final show today. Such a moving, eye-opening group of monologues, written and performed with so much passion. Congratulations to you all!
Randy, actor
Wow. That was pretty awesome. Direction, acting, design — hitting on all cylinders. An outstanding show you guys!
Joe, playwright
Wow. Incredible performances. Gorgeous strong voices across the board. Congratulations to you all for an awesome night of theatre. Y’all rock.
Connie, actress

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