Essential Workers: A Portrait
Directed by Alan MacVey
Part I: Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. CST
Part II: Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. CST
Essential Workers: A Portrait brings to the screen seven individuals – a doctor, a firefighter, a truck driver, a teacher, and three more – to help us appreciate why they are, indeed, essential. Over the course of seven episodes we will talk with each of them, watch as their portraits are drawn, and see a series of short plays that illuminate something special about the person and the work they do.
Watch the Performance Online
This production will premiere on two weekends. Part I will take place Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. CST and Part II on Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. CST.
A link to view the performances will be made available on the Department of Theatre Arts website on the performance dates
Part I of Essential Workers: A Portrait (Saturday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. CST)
Essential Workers Episode #1 – Grocery Worker
Essential Workers Episode #2 – CDC Doctor
Essential Workers Episode #3 – Teacher
Essential Workers Episode #4 – Firefighter
Part II of Essential Workers: A Portrait (Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. CST)
Essential Workers Episode #5 – Doctor/Educator
Essential Workers Episode #6 – Police Officer (contains adult language)
Essential Workers Episode #7 – Truck Driver
If you are unable to join us for opening night, all of our performances from the fall 2020 season will be available on the Theatre Arts YouTube channel through December 15, 2020.
This event is free and will be presented online.
All performance dates are subject to change. Please visit the Department of Theatre Arts website for the most up-to-date information.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319-335-2700.