The Anastasis Family: Brandi Smith

We as a theatre company couldn’t do what we do if it weren’t for the wider community that supports us. In particular, we have an incredibly talented pool of actors and actresses here in Omaha. We wanted to take a few posts to highlight and thank some of these wonderful people who we like to call family.

In January, we took the most recent draft of our play about homelessness in Omaha, Stories: on the Brink, around to MICAH House, Stephen Center, Siena Francis House and Open Door Mission in order to get feedback from the community. When deciding on casting, we knew we needed performers who could not only give great readings of the characters, but who have a certain level of sensitivity and understanding about the kind of work we’re doing. We lucked out that Brandi was available, because she is as professional and kind as she is talented.

My experience with Anastasis Theatre has been great. I think that a nice little family unit is being created. Everyone’s really open and friendly and cool. There’s a spirit of collaboration, so that’s always fun to work with.

Brandi on her experience working with us on “Stories: on the Brink.”

Brandi has been acting in Omaha for 13 years, and most recently she was seen onstage in Red Summer at the Bluebarn Theatre, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin and More Than Neighbors at The Union for Contemporary Art. She was going to be in The Color Purple at The Omaha Community Playhouse, before the run was cancelled. In addition to acting, Brandi can be seen singing backup for Dominique Morgan and The Experience on various Omaha stages.

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