The Legacy of the Arts Award
Recognizes a senior (age 55 and up) actively involved in creating, teaching, sharing or inspiring artistic expression in any discipline.
Bob Hall was born in Lincoln attending Lincoln High School, The University of Nebraska, Lincoln and The University of Iowa. In 1971, he moved to New York City, where he served as resident director at CSC Repertory, The T. Schreiber Studio and The George Street Playhouse. During periods of theatrical unemployment, he sustained himself as a cartoonist, writer and editor for Marvel, Valiant and DC Comics. In 1987, Hall was invited to return to Lincoln as Artistic Director of The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, a position he filled for six seasons. He also directed productions for Lincoln Nebraska’s Haymarket Theatre, where he was interim Artistic Director from 2008 – 2010. Hall just retired as Artistic Director of Flatwater Shakespeare, which he co-founded in 2001. Hall is currently in his third year working on an MFA in painting and drawing through UNL’s School of Fine Arts. His Thesis show will be held at The Iron Tail Gallery in November of 2017.