Nebraska Authors

Becky Boesen

AKA: Becky Key Boesen

Boesen is a former Executive Director of the Angels Theatre Company, and former Executive Artistic Director of Flatwater Shakespeare Company, both in Lincoln. She is an actress, playwright, stage producer and director, musical lyricist and arts educator. She has been recognized as a “Playwright of Merit,” by the Nebraska Arts Council, is a three-time Lincoln, Nebraska Mayor’s Arts Award recipient. In 2017 she was a finalist for the American Academy of Arts and Letters Richard Rodgers Award. She is a co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at BLIXT, an organization that develops new theatrical works. Her work has been staged at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts and Crane River Theater, among many other venues. She has written two musicals with composer David von Kampen, Puddin’ and the Grumble, and Catherland.

Places Lived

Branson, MO
North Platte, NE
Lexington, NE
Sidney, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Play/Screenplay
  • Poetry


Stage and Screen Plays; Drama; Fiction; Lyrics; Actors and Actresses; Arts Production; Arts Education


Program Director for the Lincoln Arts Council
Executive Director, Angels Theatre Company

Places Worked

Lincoln Arts Council, Lincoln, NE
Angels Theatre Company, Lincoln, NE


Lied Center Commission for play, What the Wind Taught Me


ASCAP (or American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)
Dramatists’ Guild of America


In My Daughter's Name. (Play premiered at Lied Center in 2010) 2009.
What the Wind Taught Me. (Play, premiered March 2013 at the Lied Center).
Puddin' and the Grumble. (Musical, written with composer David von Kampen, premiered March 2016 at the Lied Center).
Catherland (Musical, book and lyrics by Boesen, music by David von Kampen, premiered at Hardin Hall at the University of Nebraska) 2016.
Snowcatcher. (One person play, premiered March 2017 at Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff, performed by the author)
Welcome Pioneers. (Original poetry for musical piece of this title by composer David von Kampen, for University of Nebraska 150 celebration) 2019.
Bullet n.d. (Play, staged reading presented in 2017 at Peru State College's 150 Anniversary.)

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