Olga Smola was nominated as Best Music Director of 2019 by Omaha Entertaining and Arts Awards for a play ‘Morozko’ produced by the Ollie Webb Center’s Art of Imagination program.
Ollie Webb Center is a charity that provides programming and support services for people with intellectual and development disabilities. The production was part of a six month educational program that included daytime classes for adults with intellectual disability (such as Prop Design, Costume Design, Dramaturgy, etc) and evening rehearsals. The production featured authentic Russian folk music, costumes and dance, puppetry, comedy, and many stock characters from the world of Russian folk tales.
The play was written by Jill Andersen and Brandon Mass and produced under the direction of Jill Andersen. The cast of 25 featured adults with developmental disability alongside top professionals from the theatre and music scene of Omaha. Olga Smola served as a music director, Russian culture consultant, composer, arranger and violinist.