Love and Information Company Bios
Susann Suprenant (Director)
Susann co-founded ætherplough and served as Artistic Director until spring 2016. She has composed and directed all previous ætherplough original performances.
She is a regular visiting director at The Rose and has directed locally at Blue Barn, Shelterbelt, MCC, Great Plains Theatre Conference, UNO and Brownville. She has won OEAA awards for her work with Blue Barn’s Witching Hour, The Rose, and ætherplough.
Susann is a Somatic Educator (Feldenkrais Method), Creativity Coach, Theatre Instructor (movement, theory, and ensemble- focus) and holds a Ph.D. in Theatre.
Jenna Brigg (Cast)
Jenna is excited to be joining the cast of Love and Information. She has been performing since a very young age. An Omaha native, Jenna studied musical theater at New York University. Some of her favorite roles include Sandy in Grease, Robin in Godspell, and most recently, Cordelia in an adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear presented by Omaha's Blue Barn Theatre. Thanks and love to Mom, Dad, Josh, Kali, and Keith. Enjoy!
Louisa Foster (Cast)
Louisa is excited to be joining this cast after having performed excerpts of this script for The Omaha Gives ætherplough Season Preview. Regionally, Louisa has performed with The Blackhills Playhouse, Circa 21 Dinner Theatre, The St. Louis Actors’ Ensemble, Group Theatre of South Dakota, North Little Rock Theatre, Argyle Gargoyle Productions in Chicago, among others. Local productions include Mrs. Beaver in Narnia and Ladybird in James and The Giant Peach at The Rose Theatre, The Witch in Into The Woods at Bellevue Little Theatre and Man From Nebraska at The Blue Barn Theatre. In addition to her work onstage, Louisa directs devised theatre in the Teens’N’Theatre program at The Rose Theatre and works with self-revelatory performance as a therapeutic modality. She has a degree in Theatre from Washington University in St. Louis, is a registered drama therapist and clinical psychologist.
Scott Fowler (Cast)
Scott has been involved on and off-stage with many local theatre companies over the past 37 years, and is pleased to add ætherplough to the list. He most recently appeared at SNAP! Productions in Voices from the Closet and as John in Calendar Girls. In the more distant past, Scott was seen at The Shelterbelt in Ping Pong Diplomacy, Eating Raoul, and several years of ShelterSkelter and From the Shelterbelt with Love. Other roles include David in Company, Rasher Flynn in A Man of No Importance, and Sheriff Reynolds in Bat Boy, all at the Omaha Community Playhouse, as well as Martin/Red Buttons in Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical at The Blue Barn. In real life, Scott works at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, but his favorite roles are that of husband, father, and grandfather to a wonderful family that supports him in this crazy hobby.
Fred Goodhew (Cast)
Fred is making his aetherplough debut. Fred started at the Norton as a sound designer. He really enjoyed writing scene and background music for many shows at Norton and Bridget St. Bridget where he also appeared in a lot of shows; his favorite being the father in Equus. He did several shows at SNAP!, including Earl in Earl, Ollie, Austin and Ralph and Music Director for Breath. He also has done many shows at other theatres, including the Father in The Rainmaker. He was the Music Director at the Chanticleer for The King and I. Fred loves Omaha theater and am glad the he has been so fortunate to be involved in so many different ways.
Julie Huff (Cast)
Julie Huff is making her debut appearance with ætherplough in this production. Most Omaha audience members will remember her for a two-decade run in the role as the Ghost of Christmas Past at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Her most recent appearance there as Ruth in Calendar Girls won both the Barbara Ford and Theatre Arts Guild award for Best Supporting Actress. Her 2015 performance as Mrs. Webb in the Blue Barn Theatre’s production of Our Town won both Theatre Arts Guild and Omaha Entertainment Association awards. Other awards include Theatre Arts Guild Best Actress for LeAnn in A Piece of My Heart, performed both at Blue Barn Theatre and at the re-dedication of the Women’s Memorial in Washington D.C., and the Mary Peckham award for Best Actress for Cora in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Other favorite roles include the Willa Cather original scripts for O Pioneers (Marie) and My Antonia (Antonia). Julie is a Technical Fellow and Researcher for Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Concepts and Technologies Division where her focus is on Web 3.0 linked data and machine learning. She holds a patent for Security Kinetix, an agent-based architecture for system defense.
Kirstin Kluver (Cast)
Kirstin has appeared in ætherplough's Birdsong, FullCircle, and Passion Play. In past theater experiences she has won a TAG award for Blue Barn’s 39 Steps for best ensemble, a TAG, OEA and OCP award for her role as Adelaide in OCP’s Guys and Dolls, an OCP award for Louise in OCP’s Gypsy, and a TAG award for SNAP’s Angels in America as the Angel. Recently she has worked on multiple commercials in Los Angeles. Her first costar role in television is coming up in the new season of Amazon's Transparent.
Cassi Moucka (Cast)
Cassi is thrilled to make her ætherplough debut here at DoSpace. She most recently appeared in the Blue Barn’s Walk the Night: Where Madness Lies, an immersive adaptation of King Lear, and directed a fundraising production of Eve Ensler’s The Good Body at the Sokol in collaboration with The Vagina Monologues. Her dream is to make Omaha a more equitable and robust place through theatre, poetry, spirituality, education, and dialogue. She is a product of public education, from kindergarten through university, and teaches English to seventh graders in the public school system.
Jimmy Nguyen (Cast)
Jimmy Nguyen is excited to make Love & Information his debut show at ætherplough and recently appeared as “Prentiss” in The Rose Theater’s production of Peter and The Starcatcher. He also appeared as “Peter” in the production of Jesus Christ Superstar (Omaha Community Playhouse) and The Mayor of Whoville in Seussical the Musical (Bellevue West High School). His stage credits consists primarily of musicals including Narnia (Rose Theater), Oklahoma! (Bellevue Little Theatre), and A Christmas Story (Rose Theater). Jimmy’s vision for his mark in theater is to keep the sanctity of engaging the audience and actors in new and lively ways and prove that acting is not based solely on talent, but communication, passion, and the desire to learn. Jimmy would like to thank his theatre teacher, Marya-Lucca Thyberg and director Matthew Gutschick for igniting his passion for theatre and keeping him on track with his theatre career.
Manny Onate (Cast)
Manny Onate is happy to be making his ætherplough debut in Love and Information. Manny has been in shows at Creighton University (The Nutcracker, Tom Jones, and Antigone) and the Lofte Theater (Music Man). Manny is currently a sophomore at Creighton University and is excited to be working with such a talented cast on such a unique piece.
Roni Shelley Perez (Cast)
Roni Shelley Perez is an Omaha native and this is her first ætherplough appearance. Recent credits include: Veronica Sawyer in Heathers the Musical at the Blue Barn Theatre (Theatre Arts Guild nom.), Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Omaha Community Playhouse (Elaine Jabenis Cameo Award, Omaha Entertainment Arts nom.), and Candi in a staged reading of Zanna Redux at the Shetler Studios in New York City. She earned 2nd place in the 2016 National Student Auditions held by the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She is a junior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha majoring in Vocal Performance and minoring in Theatre. She would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support!
J Richard Thomas (Cast)
J Richard Thomas has been involved with ætherplough since its inception, performing in High Viscocity, [Space]; or, the Gods are Dangerous, and Knives Out. He has also lent his talents to ætherplough as a contributing writer and technician. He has contributed to the Encyclopedia Show: Omaha and The Stories of O, and has performed, directed, or stage managed at several local theatres and the Great Plains Theatre Conference. Beyond theatre, J Richard Thomas has been a part of several music videos and Lee Murray's experimental film Stenography. His friends will tell you that he writes prolifically. He is also the solo attorney at The Law Office of Jason R. Thomas, where he practices art and entertainment law.
Faushia Weeden (Cast)
Love & Information marks Faushia's first appearance with the ætherplough company. She's also had roles with the John Beasley Theater and Great Plains Theatre Conference. As a 2016 graduate, much of her energy has been focused on UNO productions for the last several years, including Female Transport, Death by Design, and Kwaidan. In the future, Faushia hope to further her growth as an artist through the community, multicultural and original works.
D . Kevin Williams (Cast)
D. Kevin Williams has collaborated and conducted workshops for over fifteen years, introducing students to elements of performance, improvisation and presentation including musical theatre, Shakespearean works and stage combat. Unique exercises which combine sound and movement allow participants to share creative ideas in a safe environment and develop trust and confidence. In D. Kevin’s residencies, more advanced students are given opportunities to learn various aspects of theater and avenues of the profession additional to performance (ie. resume building, voice-over opportunities, attending performances, auditioning skills, etc.). D. Kevin’s wide range of performance credits include commercials, both local and regional, as well as radio and television voice-overs, most notably the Emmy-nominated animated children's series "Liberty's Kids". He has performed in Nebraska and North Carolina Shakespeare Festivals, the recent film "For Love Of Amy", as well as the National Broadway Company tour of "The Color Purple". Of late, Kevin has provided drama workshops for Love's Jazz and Arts Center collaborating with Creighton University, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha Public Schools, Hope Center for Kids, Girls Inc., and more, while also performing and recording God's Deliverance Saints Ministries. D. Kevin is currently on the Nebraska Arts Council's roster and a Performing Artist with the African Culture Connection and will be undertaking roles through Great Plains Theater Conference and the upcoming film “Descent”.
Lynn Ramert (Stage Manager)
Love and Information marks Lynn’s first time working with ætherplough. An Omaha native, she performed in many local productions, including the Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s A Christmas Carol and the Omaha Community Playhouse’s HAIR, before leaving Nebraska to pursue her PhD in English, with a concentration in Drama and Performance Studies, at Indiana University. She was most recently seen on stage in Boca Raton, Florida, as a featured soloist in the Celebration of the Arts at Lynn University, where she was an Assistant Professor. She is happy to be back in her hometown and re-joining the vibrant Omaha theatre community.