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Rod McCullough Fund

Rod McCullough Fund - donate by clicking below and choosing "Rod McCullough Fund" in the drop box:


The Rod McCullough Fund marks a new chapter in the 55-year true story about a father and son - and Lincoln Community Playhouse. 

In 1967, a young man by the name of Rod McCullough appeared in his first LCP performance as Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. This was the first of 22 Playhouse roles he played. In 1982, Rod became Managing Director of the Playhouse, beginning a career that would span 35 years as an arts administrator. 

In 1984, Rod’s son Dylan made his first appearance at LCP in The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe, followed by 15 other productions. Father and son would only appear together on stage in our 1988 production, Of Mice and Men. 

Rod passed away March 9, 2022.

This past summer, Dylan said he wanted to honor his father in a significant way by creating the Rod McCullough Fund. Dylan created a fund “that will support the Playhouse in the future, to offer continued support for the theatre my dad loved so much, in the community that he cared so deeply for. It’s the best legacy I can imagine and one I believe he would be proud of.” 

The McCullough fund was opened by a generous gift from Dylan, matched by his company, with additional gifts from his company’s foundation and family gifts. The fund now totals over $100,000.

Our hope is to continue to grow this fund in Rod’s memory and in tribute for all he did for the Playhouse. Please make a donation to the Rod McCullough Fund to join us in carrying on Rod’s legacy. Donations may be made online at under “Support > Rod McCullough Fund” or by check (made out to Lincoln Community Playhouse with Rod McCullough Fund in memo).

Thank you for honoring one of the Playhouse’s legends by supporting his favorite place, Lincoln Community Playhouse.

Donations can also be mailed to:

Lincoln Community Playhouse
P.O. Box 6426
Lincoln, NE 68506

*Photo courtesy of Steph Goralnick