Oct
31
Sat
Stanley Reads Book Club @ Online (registration required)
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stanley Reads puts the museum’s recent exhibitions in conversation with literature. This fall we will consider Follow Her Lead in relation to Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Both the exhibition and novel focus on women and motherhood across time and geography. During each meeting of the book club, we will pair artwork from the exhibition with chapters from the book to connect deeply with the themes and expand our understanding of the objects and the story.

Stanley Reads is led by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and is presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

Homegoing begins in Ghana in the eighteenth century. It follows the lives of two half-sisters and eight generations of their descendants, those who endured enslavement in America and those who remained in Africa. The powerful story shows the deep and lasting effects of slavery.

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the NBCC’s John Leonard Award. It is Gyasi’s first novel.

Register for Stanley Reads:  https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz.

Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events.

Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following meeting.

September 19

  • “Effia” (pp. 1–26)
  • “Esi” (pp.27–48)

October 3

  • “Quey” (pp. 49–86)
  • “James” (pp. 87–109)

October 17

  • “Kojo” (pp. 110–131)
  • “Abena” (pp. 132–152)

October 31 (Led by Derek Nnuro)

  • “H” (pp. 155–175)
  • “Akua” (pp. 176–197)

November 14

  • “Willie” (pp. 198–220)
  • “Yaw” (pp. 221–241)

December 5

  • “Sonny” (pp. 242–262)
  • “Marjorie” (pp. 263–282)
  • “Marcus” (pp. 283–299)

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 SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Nov
4
Wed
UI Theatre Arts Spring 2021 Virtual Auditions @ Online
Nov 4 – Nov 6 all-day

University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Virtual Audition Uploads: November 4-6, 2020
Callbacks: November 8-19, 2020

Auditions are open to everyone!

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will hold auditions virtually for all its spring 2021 productions, most of which are new works. Auditions may be uploaded anytime from Wednesday, November 4 to midnight on Friday, November 6. For complete details about the submission process and what to prepare, please visit www.uiaudition.com. You may sign up beginning Monday, November 2 at 9:00 a.m.

AUDITION INFORMATION

General Auditions (Online)
Sign-up begins Monday, November 2 (www.uiaudition.com)
Submit audition Wednesday, November 4 through midnight on Friday, November 6

Callbacks (Live on Zoom)
Sunday, November 8 through Thursday, November 19

Casting will be announced on Friday, November 20.

These auditions are an excellent opportunity to learn more about UI Theatre and to perform in mainstage, Gallery, and workshop productions.

SPECIFIC CASTING NEEDS

Skeleton Closet by Matthew Neal
Synopsis:
After his abusive father’s suicide, Scott struggles to untangle his feelings of grief from his trauma, and his trauma from his Trans identity. This, paired with Scott’s transphobic and oblivious mother and the return of his ex-girlfriend, forces Scott to face his past, present, and future, in order to heal.
Role:
One of the characters in Skeleton Closet is a Trans man, therefore should be played by a Trans masculine person. SCOTT: A college student. Struggling with the death of his father and his own gender identity. Trans masculine.

The Untitled Grant Wood Fellow Project
Synopsis:
Grant Wood Fellow, Margarita Blush, will lead the team into creating a highly visual and poetic theatrical expression of a theme which the collaborators find interesting and important to our lives and the world we live in. This ensemble-generated project invites collaborators to step out of the realm of traditional theatre and take a journey to make the invisible visible through passion, curiosity, inventiveness, and humanity.
Role:
This project is inclusive to anyone. The only thing the director needs is the full investment and dedication of the team.

For full listing of our spring 2021 productions and what to prepare, please visit www.uiaudition.com. Our season is subject to change.

For more information contact:
Melissa L.F. Turner
melissa-turner@uiowa.edu
www.uiaudition.com

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.

Nov
5
Thu
UI Theatre Arts Spring 2021 Virtual Auditions @ Online
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day

University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Virtual Audition Uploads: November 4-6, 2020
Callbacks: November 8-19, 2020

Auditions are open to everyone!

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will hold auditions virtually for all its spring 2021 productions, most of which are new works. Auditions may be uploaded anytime from Wednesday, November 4 to midnight on Friday, November 6. For complete details about the submission process and what to prepare, please visit www.uiaudition.com. You may sign up beginning Monday, November 2 at 9:00 a.m.

AUDITION INFORMATION

General Auditions (Online)
Sign-up begins Monday, November 2 (www.uiaudition.com)
Submit audition Wednesday, November 4 through midnight on Friday, November 6

Callbacks (Live on Zoom)
Sunday, November 8 through Thursday, November 19

Casting will be announced on Friday, November 20.

These auditions are an excellent opportunity to learn more about UI Theatre and to perform in mainstage, Gallery, and workshop productions.

SPECIFIC CASTING NEEDS

Skeleton Closet by Matthew Neal
Synopsis:
After his abusive father’s suicide, Scott struggles to untangle his feelings of grief from his trauma, and his trauma from his Trans identity. This, paired with Scott’s transphobic and oblivious mother and the return of his ex-girlfriend, forces Scott to face his past, present, and future, in order to heal.
Role:
One of the characters in Skeleton Closet is a Trans man, therefore should be played by a Trans masculine person. SCOTT: A college student. Struggling with the death of his father and his own gender identity. Trans masculine.

The Untitled Grant Wood Fellow Project
Synopsis:
Grant Wood Fellow, Margarita Blush, will lead the team into creating a highly visual and poetic theatrical expression of a theme which the collaborators find interesting and important to our lives and the world we live in. This ensemble-generated project invites collaborators to step out of the realm of traditional theatre and take a journey to make the invisible visible through passion, curiosity, inventiveness, and humanity.
Role:
This project is inclusive to anyone. The only thing the director needs is the full investment and dedication of the team.

For full listing of our spring 2021 productions and what to prepare, please visit www.uiaudition.com. Our season is subject to change.

For more information contact:
Melissa L.F. Turner
melissa-turner@uiowa.edu
www.uiaudition.com

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.

Nov
6
Fri
UI Theatre Arts Spring 2021 Virtual Auditions @ Online
Nov 6 – Nov 8 all-day

University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Virtual Audition Uploads: November 4-6, 2020
Callbacks: November 8-19, 2020

Auditions are open to everyone!

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will hold auditions virtually for all its spring 2021 productions, most of which are new works. Auditions may be uploaded anytime from Wednesday, November 4 to midnight on Friday, November 6. For complete details about the submission process and what to prepare, please visit www.uiaudition.com. You may sign up beginning Monday, November 2 at 9:00 a.m.

AUDITION INFORMATION

General Auditions (Online)
Sign-up begins Monday, November 2 (www.uiaudition.com)
Submit audition Wednesday, November 4 through midnight on Friday, November 6

Callbacks (Live on Zoom)
Sunday, November 8 through Thursday, November 19

Casting will be announced on Friday, November 20.

These auditions are an excellent opportunity to learn more about UI Theatre and to perform in mainstage, Gallery, and workshop productions.

SPECIFIC CASTING NEEDS

Skeleton Closet by Matthew Neal
Synopsis:
After his abusive father’s suicide, Scott struggles to untangle his feelings of grief from his trauma, and his trauma from his Trans identity. This, paired with Scott’s transphobic and oblivious mother and the return of his ex-girlfriend, forces Scott to face his past, present, and future, in order to heal.
Role:
One of the characters in Skeleton Closet is a Trans man, therefore should be played by a Trans masculine person. SCOTT: A college student. Struggling with the death of his father and his own gender identity. Trans masculine.

The Untitled Grant Wood Fellow Project
Synopsis:
Grant Wood Fellow, Margarita Blush, will lead the team into creating a highly visual and poetic theatrical expression of a theme which the collaborators find interesting and important to our lives and the world we live in. This ensemble-generated project invites collaborators to step out of the realm of traditional theatre and take a journey to make the invisible visible through passion, curiosity, inventiveness, and humanity.
Role:
This project is inclusive to anyone. The only thing the director needs is the full investment and dedication of the team.

For full listing of our spring 2021 productions and what to prepare, please visit www.uiaudition.com. Our season is subject to change.

For more information contact:
Melissa L.F. Turner
melissa-turner@uiowa.edu
www.uiaudition.com

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.

Nov
7
Sat
Saturdays at the Stanley: Frenemies—Jackson Pollock & Willem de Kooning @ Online via Zoom
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning are two of the most well-known and groundbreaking American abstract painters. Friends and competitors, they jockeyed for position to be the most important American artist of the century. Find out how Pollock and De Kooning pushed twentieth-century American painting (and each other) in daring new directions. Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement leads the discussion.

Join us on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98230324908

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to you in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme – game day, frenemies, cats – that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building!

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 SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Nov
13
Fri
smART talks: Terry Conrad @ Online via Zoom
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Terry Conrad, UI assistant professor and program head of printmaking, and Iowa Print Media Faculty Fellow, will discuss his new prints and their ecological connections.

Join us on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/97332945281

smART talks highlights work of faculty and graduate students at the University of Iowa. It connects their recent research and art to the Stanley’s permanent collection. Join us for a conversation filled with art, discovery, and community.

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 SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Nov
14
Sat
Stanley Reads Book Club @ Online (registration required)
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stanley Reads puts the museum’s recent exhibitions in conversation with literature. This fall we will consider Follow Her Lead in relation to Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Both the exhibition and novel focus on women and motherhood across time and geography. During each meeting of the book club, we will pair artwork from the exhibition with chapters from the book to connect deeply with the themes and expand our understanding of the objects and the story.

Stanley Reads is led by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and is presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

Homegoing begins in Ghana in the eighteenth century. It follows the lives of two half-sisters and eight generations of their descendants, those who endured enslavement in America and those who remained in Africa. The powerful story shows the deep and lasting effects of slavery.

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the NBCC’s John Leonard Award. It is Gyasi’s first novel.

Register for Stanley Reads:  https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz.

Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events.

Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following meeting.

September 19

  • “Effia” (pp. 1–26)
  • “Esi” (pp.27–48)

October 3

  • “Quey” (pp. 49–86)
  • “James” (pp. 87–109)

October 17

  • “Kojo” (pp. 110–131)
  • “Abena” (pp. 132–152)

October 31 (Led by Derek Nnuro)

  • “H” (pp. 155–175)
  • “Akua” (pp. 176–197)

November 14

  • “Willie” (pp. 198–220)
  • “Yaw” (pp. 221–241)

December 5

  • “Sonny” (pp. 242–262)
  • “Marjorie” (pp. 263–282)
  • “Marcus” (pp. 283–299)

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 SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Essential Workers: A Portrait @ Online
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm

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.

Tickets

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.

Nov
21
Sat
Essential Workers: A Portrait @ Online
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm

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.

Tickets

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.

Dec
5
Sat
Stanley Reads Book Club @ Online (registration required)
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stanley Reads puts the museum’s recent exhibitions in conversation with literature. This fall we will consider Follow Her Lead in relation to Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Both the exhibition and novel focus on women and motherhood across time and geography. During each meeting of the book club, we will pair artwork from the exhibition with chapters from the book to connect deeply with the themes and expand our understanding of the objects and the story.

Stanley Reads is led by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and is presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

Homegoing begins in Ghana in the eighteenth century. It follows the lives of two half-sisters and eight generations of their descendants, those who endured enslavement in America and those who remained in Africa. The powerful story shows the deep and lasting effects of slavery.

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the NBCC’s John Leonard Award. It is Gyasi’s first novel.

Register for Stanley Reads:  https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz.

Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events.

Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following meeting.

September 19

  • “Effia” (pp. 1–26)
  • “Esi” (pp.27–48)

October 3

  • “Quey” (pp. 49–86)
  • “James” (pp. 87–109)

October 17

  • “Kojo” (pp. 110–131)
  • “Abena” (pp. 132–152)

October 31 (Led by Derek Nnuro)

  • “H” (pp. 155–175)
  • “Akua” (pp. 176–197)

November 14

  • “Willie” (pp. 198–220)
  • “Yaw” (pp. 221–241)

December 5

  • “Sonny” (pp. 242–262)
  • “Marjorie” (pp. 263–282)
  • “Marcus” (pp. 283–299)

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 SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.