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 […]