Alumni Update:
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JEREMY AUMAN, who acted in “The Beadsman,” “The Devil’s Game” and “The Glass Menagerie,” and who directed “Upright,” “Bunnies,” “Running with the Big Dogs,” “Mourning Glorie,” “18 Seconds” and “Fatherland,” is now 

married to Kaycee Carver and works with childhood pal Jerry Mitchell running their own moving company.

FOLABO AJAYI-SOYINKA, who appeared in "A Black Woman Speak," "Owners" and "Jocasta," has a joint appointment in both the Women's Studies Program and the Theatre & Film Dept. at KU.

WILL AVERILL, who acted in “Bunnies” and “Fatherland,” and who directed “Writing Love Songs for Holly,” is now married to Lucy (whom he met on the internet a couple of years ago) and they are living happily in England.

MIKE BANNEN, who appeared in "Victim Art" with MEGAN DILLINGHAM, is now married to her. They live in the Kansas City area. (See the section on MEGAN under "Award Winners.")

RYAN BUTTS, who appeared in “18 Seconds” and also in many E.A.T. staged readings, is now working for Missouri Rep in Kansas City.

ARON CARLSON, who acted in “Fatherland” and “The Glass Menagerie,” is now playing sax professionally with his own band on weekends in Lawrence.

JAN CHAPMAN, who appeared as Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and was Julie in “Miss Julie,” is married to Wade Belden, and they have an adorable little girl whose name is Jade. They live in Olathe, KS.

CYNTHIA DAHLBERG, who appeared in "Topple the World," "No Exit," "The Homecoming" and "The Camp Follower," now works professionally in Topeka but continues to live in Lawrence with husband Steve Evans (not the Steve Evans of the English Dept., but a different Steve Evans).

MASSOUD DELKHAH, who directed "Dutchman," "Marowitz' Julius Caesar," "The Sandbox," "Tidings" and "A Chalky White Substance," is an adjunct professor in the Theatre Dept. at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, but is temporarily back in Iran and does not know when he will be back in the United States.

CAROL DIAS-DA-SILVA, who wrote “The Last Cigarette,” was thrilled to have the same ten-minute play produced as part of the 2004 Women’s Playwriting Festival in Kansas City, Mo.

KIRBY FIELDS, who wrote “Mourning Glorie,” had the same play produced in the black box at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS in 2003. He is now halfway through the MFA program in playwriting at Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburg, PA.

MATT GAUS, who wrote “The Man Play,” and who appeared in “The McCarthy Project” and “April in Akron,” is now in Law School at KU.

GRANT K. GOODMAN, who has acted in many E.A.T. staged readings, is now on his 15th year of retirement from KU’s History Department. He lives in one of the apartments at Brandon Woods, and is probably the sprightliest resident there.

JACQUELINE GRUNAU, who appeared in "Mourning Glorie" and "The Glass Menagerie," and who was the stage manager for "Fatherland," is a senior at KU studying Anthropology and Geology.

ALAN HANSON, who has been seen in many EAT staged readings, continues to teach in the Anthropology Dept. at KU. He is also actively involved in the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice.

PAUL HOUGH, who acted in “Kennedy’s Children,” “Bent” and “The Normal Heart,” and who directed “The Sea,” “The Devil’s Game” and “Report to the River,” is the Artistic Director of The American Heartland Theatre in Kansas City. Whenever he’s not doing anything dramatic or theatrical, he’s on e-bay.

DAVID HUFFMAN, who wrote “18 Seconds,” just completed his M.A. in Creative Writing at KU. He lives with his wife Hannah and two young children in Kansas City.

KEN IRBY, who appeared in "Marowitz' Julius Caesaw" and "The Homecoming,," is now teaching full time in the English Department at KU. He is also a nationally recognized poet who frequently travels and gives readings during the summer.

DAN KULMALA, who wrote “April in Akron,” completed his PhD in Creative Writing at KU. He is now teaching Shakespeare and other dramatic literature at Fort Hays State University in Fort Hays, KS.

RYAN LARKIN, who appeared in “April in Akron” and “Bereft,” is now living and working in Los Angeles.

WILLIE LENOIR, who appeared briefly in "Dutchman," and who choreographs whatever dancing is required in all EAT productions, most recently in "The Glass Menagerie" and "Miss Julie," is a lecturer in the Music & Dance Department at KU.

TIM MACY, who wrote “The Attack of the Asians,” will be pursuing his MA in Creative Writing at KU starting in Fall 2004. His play “The Sunshine Game” won ATHE’s one-act play competition, and was given a staged reading at the ATHE convention in NYC. He lives in Topeka.

ADAM MERKER, who wrote “Fatherland,” also won ATHE’s one-act play competition with the same play, and it was given a staged reading at the ATHE convention in San Diego. He lives in Shawnee, KS and was the stage manager for “Miss Julie.”

KAYE MILLER, who was present at the creation of E.A.T. back in 1989, has been involved as a scenic and costume designer for nearly all of the major productions of E.A.T. She lives with her daughter Laura in Mission, KS.

BYRON MYRICK, who appeared in “Sizwe Bansi Is Dead,” “Tidings,” “April in Akron” and “Raisin in the Sun,” lived in Los Angeles and Honolulu for a while, then got married and moved back to Lawrence.

CHRIS NELSON, who wrote "Writing Love Songs For Holly," also appeared in "The Man Play" and "Fatherland" and helps in all sorts of ways with other EAT productions and staged readings.

ALAN NEWTON, who wrote “Whiteout,” and who was the stage manager for “Bereft” and “Raisin in the Sun,” has just left Louisville, KY for a better teaching job in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is married to REBECCA KUHN, who appeared in “18 Seconds.”

MICHAEL O’BRIEN, who wrote “Bunnies,” a fantasy play about the young Hugh Hefner, is now living in Los Angeles, writing material for Craig Kilborn. He finally met the real Hugh Hefner last year, when Hef appeared on Kilborn’s TV talk show.

SAM OSTERHOUT, one of EAT's earliest playwrights, now runs the "Lit 6 Project," his own comedy troupe and traveling theatrical company, based primarily in the Twin Cities.

BRIAN PAULETTE, who appeared as “The Beadsman,” is married to Cinnamon Schultz. They live in Kansas City, and work regularly at Missouri Rep and the Unicorn.

SCOTT PINKSTON, who wrote "The Camp Follower" and appeared in staged readings of "Figures in Clay" and "Comrades/Lovers," as well as EAT productions of "Julius Caesar" and "Snakes," is now the Director of Alumni Affairs at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and is married to TARA JENSEN, who appeared in "Graf Spee" and "Snakes." Tara works at The Art Institute of Seattle, where she emcees Friday Night Open Mic and has co-written and emceed both the AIS Fashion Show and the Animation & Video Festival. She is the managing producer and a director for The Driftwood Players' readers theatre series, PlayCafe, and performs with Sack O' Nuts, a burgeoning improvisational troupe. Scott and Tara live near Seattle with daughter Katrina and their two cats, Stella and Puck.

BO PRICE, who wrote “The Devil’s Game,” has moved to Los Angels after several years of living in New York. He is now doing editing work for a television show, which he says is better than doing casting work.

KARL RAMBERG, who appeared in "Andre's Mother," "The Sandbox," "Upright," "The McCarthy Project" and "Mourning Glorie," and who provided original live piano music for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" "A Raisin in the Sun" and "The Glass Menagerie," is also a painter, a sculptor, and a master stone mason whose work is well-known in the Lawrence area.

DELORES RINGER, who directed "Jesse and the Bandit Queen" and "I Stand Before You Naked," continues to design and direct for the KU Theatre Department.

PHILL SCHROEDER, who appeared in “Bent,” “Topple the World,” “The Devil’s Game,” “The Camp Follower,” “Tidings,” “Report to the River,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “Miss Julie,” worked in Los Angeles for a while, then moved back to Shawnee, KS to raise a family. He runs his own business, remodeling houses.

DANIEL SCHWABAUER, who wrote "Public School" and was one of EAT's earliest playwrights, is now writing and publishing fiction. He lives in Kansas City with his wife and daughter.

ANN SCHOFIELD, who appeared in "A Black Woman Speaks" and also in innumerable EAT Staged Readings, most notably as the Marilyn Monroe Wannabe in "Kennedy's Children," has a joint appointment in the American Studies and the Women's Studies Programs at KU.

AVI SEAVER, who appeared in "No Exit," "Upright" and "Bereft," and who also participated in many EAT Staged Readings, has remarried and is living in Leawood, KS.

MICHAEL SENFTEN, who appeared in "Report to the River" in Lawrence, Overland Park, Prince William Sound (Valdez, Alaska) and New York City, moved to NYC shortly after graduation from KU, and continues to hang out there with other EAT alums like GINGER BARTKOFSKI, MATT CHAPMAN and MELISSA SHIMKOVITZ, who appeared respectively in "Bunnies," "Upright" and "Victim Art."

MELISSA SHIMKOVITZ, who also moved to New York City shortly after graduation from KU (see above), is now writing plays herself, and managing to get occasional production in the City.

PAUL SHOULBERG, who wrote “The Smog Also Rises,” has written many other plays since then, among them “This, That and Other Myths,” “The McManus Clan,” and “When All Else Fails.” He has just been accepted into the prestigious MFA program in playwriting at Indiana University, who takes in only one new student a year, but gives that student a full ride for the next three years.

SHAWN TRIMBLE, who wrote "The Abyss Gazes Also," and who also appeared in "The Chalky White Substance" and "Victim Art," finally bought a home in Lawrence, and continues to work for Southwestern Bell in Topeka.

ANN TURNER, who appeared in "Victim Art" and helped with EAT in myriad ways, died of cancer after a brief illness in the Spring of 2001. She was a beacon of sunshine and joy in our lives, and we hope to preserve her memory with the various pictures of her which we are using in the EAT website.

PETER UKPOKODU, who directed "Sizwe Bansi Is Dead," is the Chair of the African/African American Studies Program at KU.

PENNY WEINER, who directed "Owners" and "No Exit," is now teaching in the Theatre Program at Washburn University in Topeka. Her work is freqently seen in Region 5 festivals of KCACTF.

ARNOLD WEISS, who appeared in "Chambers" by Paul Stephen Lim, and also in countless EAT Staged Readings, is involved in more arts and civic organization in Lawrence than is humanly possible, and should be a lesson to us all.

ED WHITE, who designed the unique driftwood furniture for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and then the innovative sets for “The McCarthy Project,” “Bereft” and “Raisin in the Sun,” lived with Isabel for a couple of years in Mexico. They moved to France earlier this year, to be closer to Isabel’s family.

CHARLES WHITMAN, who appeared in "Flesh, Flash and Frank Harris" and "Lee and the Boys in the Backroom," two early plays by Paul Stephen Lim, and who has also been seen in many EAT Staged Readings, continues to practise law in Lawrence. He is also one of the owners of The Bourgeoise Pig, a popular watering hole which has become the site of many memorable EAT cast parties through the years.

KEN WILLARD, who wrote “Graf Spee” and “Topple the World,” continues to live in Lawrence. Among other things, he keeps physically fit by running, and teaches photography classes at the Lawrence Arts Center.

NICK WOODS, who wrote “Bereft,” is married and living in Colorado. More importantly, he has just become a daddy. Baby Conal William was born on April 6th at 6:31 PM, weighing in at 9 lbs 7 oz.


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