Once upon a time, two theater artists were traveling through western Nebraska, talking about their dreams. As life-long theater professionals then working at Lied Center for Performing Arts, Becky Boesen and Petra Wahlqvist dreamed of focusing all of their efforts on the following: the development of new works, innovative education and engagement, and creativity-based community development. Most importantly, they wanted to continue to build on a tradition of collaborating to create high-quality theater that helps connect people, creates meaningful conversations, and unleashes community action.
They made it back home, gave the Lied Center one year's notice, and BLIXT (the Swedish word for "lightning") was born. In 2018 BLIXT received our official designation as a 501c3.