Scott Alumbaugh

Scott Alumbaugh is the author of On the Pony Express Trail: One Man’s Journey to Discover History from a Different Kind of Saddle. His works also include: a novella, Will Kill for Food; short fiction published in StoryQuarterly, Kestrel, Hunger Mountain Review, Black Fork Review, and Meat for Tea; and non-fiction published Overland Quarterly, little somethings press, and elsewhere. Alumbaugh is an avid cyclist who has ridden numerous ultra-distance events. He was so taken with the Pony Express that at age 62 he bikepacked 1,400 miles of the trail from St. Joseph, Missouri to Salt Lake City, Utah. His journey took five weeks on a route that was mostly off-road. Scott formerly practiced business litigation in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. 


Larry LewLarry Lew will read an excerpt from Scott Alumbaugh’s Pony Express Trail: One Man’s Journey to Discover History from a Different Kind of Saddle. Larry is happy to be returning to Stories on Stage Davis. Since the 1990’s, Larry has worked with a number of community theaters in the Sacramento area, including The Old Eagle Theater with Laura Lothian; Stockton’s Asian Pacific Theater Company with Dennis Yep and Val Acoba; Signag Tala with Sonny Alforque; Auburn’s Motherload Stage Company with Stuart S.W. Smith, and Celebration Arts with James Wheatley. He has also performed at Stories on Stage Sacramento, reading Steph Cha’s “All Luck” — an excerpt from her L.A.-based story “South Central Noir.” Larry leads a jazz ensemble that performs for hire in the Sacramento region.


katherine-nolanKatherine Nolan wrote Aphrodite in Jeans in 2005, after an abundance of notes, blog posts, observations, and just darn good (i.e., bad) dating stories demanded to live in one place.

Katherine writes and produces for the stage and is currently working on a musical and several other plays, along with an upcoming production of Hail Poetry: The Magic and Madness of Gilbert & Sullivan which was first performed at Soka University in 2016.  She also gets obsessive about bicycles and annually tackles the 545-mile AIDS bike ride from SF to LA. Thankfully she quit her day job in tech management so she finally has time to over-commit fully.

Katherine has a degree in Creative Writing from UCSC and an MFA in Film and Television Screenwriting from UCLA. She lives in LA with her husband Roger and their two cats, Franny and Zooey.


lori-russoLori Russo will read “The Napalm Incident,” from Katherine Nolan’s Aphrodite in Jeans. Lori is thrilled to be part of Stories on Stage Davis. Lori is an alumni of the USC BFA program in Los Angeles. She has performed in the Broadway touring companies of 42nd St. and Meet Me in St. Louis; Selected New York credits include: Escape from Happiness (Elizabeth) New York Premier; Mrs. Dally has a Lover (Mrs. Dally), The Seagull (Arkadina). Since moving to Sacramento she has performed at Capital Stage in their productions of Superior Donuts (Randy Osteenand Good People (Jean). She is an Elly award recipient for best actress in Love Isadora, (Isadora Duncan) at California Stage. Most recently, Lori was in The Glass Menagerie (Amanda), Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike (Masha) at SRT and Mothers And Sons at STC, where she was the recipient of the Broadway world Best Actress award for her role as Katherine. Lori also enjoys very being a voiceover artist, teacher of acting & movement.