Meet the Board: Andrea Padilla-Rosas

We’ve been lucky here at Anastasis to add some new and amazing individuals to our board. Without them, we couldn’t do what we do. Meet Andrea Padilla-Rosas! Andrea Padilla-Rosas was born and raised in Central California. Her immediate family still lives in California – her parents, older sister, twin sister, and younger brother. She moved […]


It has been a whirlwind of eye-opening, fun and engaging work in 2019. We’ve teamed with the fantastic fellows of Opera Omaha, co-directed with Great Plains Theatre Conference on EPIC, held story circles at shelters all over the city, been blown away by the writings and performances of the guys at Nebraska State Penitentiary, presented […]

“Justice of Eating” presentation: Come join us!

On Friday, November 15th, at 7:30 pm at the B Side in Benson, Anastasis will be putting on a presentation/performance about hunger in Omaha. This is a collaboration with a great shelter in town, the Stephen Center, and Saving Grace, another excellent nonprofit working to end food waste and combat hunger in town. The show […]

Souls in prison

“While there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” ― Eugene V. Debs “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison.” HEBREWS 13:1-3 “All people make mistakes. All of us are sinners. All of us are criminals.” –Michelle Alexander In the Spring of 2018, I was in the […]

Circles of vulnerability

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” ― Brené Brown Haley and I have been hosting story circles at various homeless shelters around Omaha for a year now. We’ve gathered around tables and in small circles at Open Door Mission, Siena/Francis House, Stephen Center, and Lydia […]

The board

A nonprofit is a tough thing to get off the ground. There are tax codes, mission statements, websites, fund-raising and not to mention the actual work at the center of the endeavor. It’s important and joyful work, though, and made possible only by people lending their time and talents. Anastasis is lucky to have a […]

Opera Omaha

Anastasis Theater Co. was incredibly fortunate to collaborate with the Holland Community Opera Omaha Fellows on their Spring Celebration on April 27th of this year. For those of you who don’t know about this Fellowship Program …allow me to geek out for a moment. Lauren Medici and Britta Tollesfrud are a powerhouse team at Opera […]