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Ric Averill

Artistic Director of Performing Arts Emeritus

Ric Averill is happiest on one side of the stage or another and occasionally in the pit! He teaches acting, playwriting, composes music, directs, plays keyboard and is a general theatre arts factotum. Ric’s plays are done across the country, and he travels as well, directing from Theatre Lawrence to the University of Kansas, Ogden Utah and beyond. Ric’s musical, The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q, with composer Dax Dupuy, premiered at the Rebel Playhouse in New York City in fall 2018. He loves having his kids and grandkids as a part of so many wonderful and creative experiences at the Arts Center.