Independent theater in Lawrence, KS since 1998.
EMU Theatre Inc is an independent theatre group based in Lawrence, Kansas. EMU was founded in 1998 by a collective of actors, writers and performers dedicated to creating theatre which fosters a spirit of cooperation and artistic growth among its practitioners, and a spirit of aesthetic adventure in its audience.
Over the years. we have performed over 45 shows in Lawrence, Wichita and Kansas City, showcasing the talents of local writers along with the works of noted playwrights like Sam Shepard, David Mamet, David Ives, and Samuel Beckett. EMU has collaborated with theatre groups in Lawrence and across the Midwest and annually presents 10-minute play festivals, one-act plays and feature length shows. In 2007, we debuted our critically acclaimed annual Halloween show which has been a popular annual event ever since.
E.M.U. Theatre is an inclusive association of individuals dedicated to mounting projects which foster a spirit of cooperation and artistic growth among all artists working in the theatre. We believe in providing opportunities, through theatre, for people seeking an outlet for their particular artistic expression. Our goal is to further the appreciation of arts and performance in the Lawrence community while promoting and contributing to our city's rich cultural history. We draw and maintain our strength with an ever-growing membership of veterans and volunteers, keeping the local flavor while expanding the possibilities available in the local arts scene. Idealistic? No doubt. Yet this concept has driven EMU from the beginning and continues to be our foundation.