Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Summer Partnership in the Arts 2019
Monument (Four Sisters)
By Sam Chanse
A workshop performance
Directed by Jade King Carroll
June 13 and 14 at 8:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building
Three sisters embark on intertwined journeys—through community exile, through a writers’ room, through a remote coral reef, and through the absence of a fourth sister they hope they might somehow save. How do we keep going when something impossibly precious seems lost forever? Is there hope for building resiliency, or for coming back after devastation? (Also, there are animated anthropomorphized sloths, who also go on a journey.)
This workshop performance contains adult language.
A post-show discussion with the cast and artistic team will follow the performance each evening.
This workshop performance is free and tickets are not required.
About Summer Partnership in the Arts
The Department of Theatre Arts’ long tradition of presenting exciting work each summer began anew in 2018, with Summer Partnership in the Arts. Building on nearly a century of Iowa Summer Rep and twenty-five years of the academic year Partnership program, the department now offers students and audiences something new.
The purpose of the Summer Partnership program is to bring one or more guest artists to campus to work with students during a four-week residency and create a new theatrical piece. This developmental project will be presented as a small-scale production or a showing of work in process. It might follow the traditional new play development format or explore a highly experimental collaborative process.
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.