If it can be done in the film industry, Nancy Nyberg '76/92 has done it. Producing, casting, public relations, research, developing content for web pages — virtually every aspect of making movies is listed on her resume.
While assisting with initial research for the blockbuster movie "Titanic," one of her more unusual tasks was finding water tanks big enough to shoot the movie in. When none could be found, the tanks were built in Mexico.
Now, writing is entering Nyberg's repertoire, although she hasn't added it to her resume yet. "I still blink when someone calls me a writer," she says.
When she was in Kansas recently to see the Gordon Parks exhibit at the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, she researched "The Curse of Kindness," an original screenplay she is rewriting. In this coming-of-age story set in fictional Kindness, Kan., in 1915, a young woman learns the art of photography as the U.S. debates joining World War I. "I'd like to make my directorial film debut by shooting it in Kansas," Nyberg says.
Nyberg has just finished a stint as director of "Short Play 38" for the Company of Angels theater. The play was one of nine world premieres in a one-act festival.