Mission Statement

To provide quality theatre in historic Brownville, Nebraska and nearby communities while giving opportunities to young theatre artists both locally and nationally to entertain, educate, and enrich the lives of our audience. 

Where is Brownville Village Theatre? 
The Brownville Village Theatre is located in the southern part of Nebraska right on the border of Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. Brownville, Nebraska is the oldest town in the state. The theatre was created out of an old church and has a very intimate, yet creative climate. BVT is celebrating its 52nd season in Brownville and audiences come from all four states and other surrounding areas to see the productions. Get your tickets today!

Brownville Company Members
The Brownville Village Theatre Company is composed of theatre and music students from colleges and universities throughout the United States. Each company member performs in a minimum of three productions and is assigned specific technical duties for the season.  It is a true repertory theatre experience.

True Rep Theatre 
Make no mistake, BVT does shows in true rep fashion! During the day you may be watching one show and by evening the set is taken down and another put up for a different show.  BVT company members never tire of their roles because they get a variety of them! If they're not on stage, they're helping back stage or out in the house. We instill in our company members the importance of teamwork and that becoming a well-rounded thespian increases their chances of longevity in the professional theatre industry. BVT company members succeed with camaraderie, versatility and professionalism. 

BVT Board of Directors & Ambassadors
The Brownville Village Theatre operates under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, who are responsible for setting the budget, raising the money to meet it, and overseeing the care of the property. Members of the board also provide support for the BVT staff and company in many ways, and they deserve our thanks for their commitment and dedication in helping to produce a successful season each summer. The BVT Board of Directors was formally organized in 1970. 

About the Theatre

Board of Directors



President- Eldon Kistner, Auburn 2012

Vice President- ​Richard Townsend, Omaha 2003

Secretary- Una Rose Davison, Auburn 1995

Treasurer- Charles Hummel, Auburn 2004

Emily Hummel, Auburn 2010

Daryl Obermeyer, Auburn 2012

Jackie Obermeyer, Auburn 2013

Vera Mazour, Crete 2009

Emily Behrends, Brownville 2016

​Christie Saulsberry, Auburn 2017

Pat Bane, Tecumseh 2017


Honorary Members

Velma Anville, Nebraska City

Henry & Phyllis Blanke, Jr., Lincoln

RoseMary Rhodes, Lincoln