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P.O Box 62

15841 Manley Road

Manley, NE 68403

The Lofte Community Theatre and Born-In-A-Barn Players are dedicated to providing opportunities for all ages to participate in the creative process and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of all art forms.

The Lofte Association, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 corporation.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

402-234-2553

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Lofte Staff
Although volunteers contribute thousands of hours to participate on stage, backstage, in the concessions stand, the box office, and even parking cars, there are a few key staff members who keep the Lofte up and running. Here’s your chance to meet them!

Kevin Colbert

Artistic Director

Kevin Colbert has been involved with The Lofte Community Theatre since its inception in 1977. Born and raised on a farm approximately a half a mile away from the Lofte, Kevin has remained close to the area since graduating from Weeping Water High School in 1975. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln in 1980 and taught English, Speech, and Drama before becoming the full-time Artistic Director for The Lofte in 1985. Kevin was also the Producer/Director for KBC Productions for the winter theater season at Mahoney State Park from 1993-2015. He currently resides in Weeping Water with his wife Betty and their two cats while their daughter Samantha lives in Austin, Texas.
Email: LofteDirector@Lofte.com 

Betty Colbert

Music Director

Betty Colbert began her musical directing career at the Lofte with "Something's Afoot" in 1980. Since then, she has served as musical director for most Lofte shows. She has a Bachelor in Music Education and a Master's in Vocal Performance from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and was the vocal music teacher at Elmwood-Murdock schools for 20 years.

Jean Colbert

Box Office Manager

Jean has been working in the ticket office since the Lofte's inception in 1977. She is a retired business physical education teacher and volleyball, basketball and track coach. She began the girls track program in Weeping Water and continues her work of 20 years as a track official for the University of Nebraska and continued until retirement in 1996. She and her husband of more than 50 years, Reginald, ran a dairy farm for many years and raised four children. Jean's hobbies are collecting key chains, music, doing things with her hands and volunteer service.
Email: LofteTickets@Lofte.com 

Nancy Bose

Office Manager

Nancy began working part-time in the Lofte's office
in 2011.  Known for her quick-smile and sparkling
personality, Nancy enjoys most of the office duties
but she really likes working with those who support 
the Theatre.  Nancy and her husband Mike live in 
Avoca and enjoy spending their free time playing
with their four above-average grandchildren.  
Email: LofteDev@Lofte.com