Not Omaha


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By Paul William Kruse
Directed by Lane Michael Stanley

The University of Texas at Austin has suspended operations and all remaining performances of UTNT (UT New Theatre) have been canceled as of Friday, March 13.

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Not Omaha is a surreal, darkly odd story about the end of the world in a small town. What if the apocalypse was like the death of a parent – natural, strange and sometimes beautiful?

Not Omaha contains simulated sexual acts, realistic violence, realistic blood and cosmic horror.

Audience members should note that there will be a Golden Retriever in this production of Not Omaha. Those with allergies or other concerns may reach out directly to the box office with any concerns. 


March 4 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.
March 8 at 2:00 p.m.

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About the Playwright

Paul William Kruse is a playwright, film/video maker and teaching artist from western Wisconsin. His work flows from his Queer identity, Catholic roots and ever-evolving experience of family. Paul creates stories for and with the people he loves. Paul is a founding member and resident playwright of Hatch Arts Collective in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He often writes collaboratively, drawing from his years of experience as a videographer and documentarian. Here at UT, Paul is a fellow with the Michener Center for Writers. He is beyond grateful for the past three years he has been able to spend in Winship, learning from faculty, staff, fellow grad students and the amazing UT undergrads.

About the Director

Lane Michael Stanley is a director, playwright, filmmaker and producer. Lane has won Best Director from Baltimore City Paper and received the Mayor's Individual Artist Award. Their plays have been produced by 18 theaters, including The Barter Theater, Kitchen Dog Theater and Island City Stage. At UT, they directed MotherWitch by Travis Tate and Matawan by Dan Caffrey and served as the Student Producer for the 2019 Cohen New Works Festival. For more information, visit and

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