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
13
Fri
Trevor @ Coe College
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

There’s nothing unusual about an out-of-work actor lounging on his sofa, waiting for his next gig and occasionally driving into town for supplies, except when that actor is Trevor, a 200-pound chimpanzee. Based on a true story, this witty and heartfelt comedy manages to delve into important questions about relationships and our seemingly unlimited capacity to lie to ourselves. Add the layer of staging for COVID-19 precautions and the audience is in for a profound theater experience. Coe ID is required for entry. This event is restricted to a number of Coe students, faculty, and staff for a socially distanced play.

The production will be live-streamed at:
https://www.broadwayondemand.com/channels/details/coe-college

Nov
14
Sat
Trevor @ Coe College
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

There’s nothing unusual about an out-of-work actor lounging on his sofa, waiting for his next gig and occasionally driving into town for supplies, except when that actor is Trevor, a 200-pound chimpanzee. Based on a true story, this witty and heartfelt comedy manages to delve into important questions about relationships and our seemingly unlimited capacity to lie to ourselves. Add the layer of staging for COVID-19 precautions and the audience is in for a profound theater experience. Coe ID is required for entry. This event is restricted to a number of Coe students, faculty, and staff for a socially distanced play.

The production will be live-streamed at:
https://www.broadwayondemand.com/channels/details/coe-college

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
15
Sun
Trevor @ Coe College
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

There’s nothing unusual about an out-of-work actor lounging on his sofa, waiting for his next gig and occasionally driving into town for supplies, except when that actor is Trevor, a 200-pound chimpanzee. Based on a true story, this witty and heartfelt comedy manages to delve into important questions about relationships and our seemingly unlimited capacity to lie to ourselves. Add the layer of staging for COVID-19 precautions and the audience is in for a profound theater experience. Coe ID is required for entry. This event is restricted to a number of Coe students, faculty, and staff for a socially distanced play.

The production will be live-streamed at:
https://www.broadwayondemand.com/channels/details/coe-college

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
4
Fri
The Importance of Being Earnest @ Online, virtual event
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day

In fashionable Victorian London, Jack and Algernon escape their responsibilities by leading adventurous double lives. It’s all good fun until both friends adopt the same alter ego! Suddenly two men named “Earnest Worthing” are wooing England’s most eligible young ladies. Just one step ahead of disaster, the friends must grapple with the hilarious consequences of their deception in this “trivial comedy for serious people.” Full of Oscar Wilde’s dazzling wordplay, this beloved comedy leaves no doubt that fact is more fanciful than fiction.

This professionally recorded performance is available for streaming directly to your home on December 4, 5, and 6. You can watch the show at your convenience anytime on those dates. The performance won’t be available on other dates, so don’t miss it!

Feb
20
Sat
Joseph Hall: ELVIS Rock N Remember @ Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING! Joseph Hall is thrilled to present his Elvis Rock N Remember tribute show! This show celebrates the roots of Elvis, yet is a fast-paced concert that makes it difficult for you to stay in your seat. It caters to both the young and the young at heart. He’s got the look, the voice, the charm and the moves that take us back to a time when parents were flabbergasted by the flauntingly provocative hip action.

In Hall’s Elvis Rock N Remember show, he achieves a powerful flashback experience to the moment when fans fell in love with the talented, handsome, carefree, energetic, high-spirited young man that is Elvis Presley. The show is masterfully produced with a mixture of Elvis hits from rock n roll, country, pop to gospel, multiple costume changes and a heartfelt tribute to our veterans. He’s even got the teddy bears and scarves to woo the ladies. A must-see for all ages!

Joseph Hall, born in 1984, has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2008, making 6 TV appearances, viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists! Sharon Osbourne impressed enough to tell him, “I’ve got shoes older than you, but I’d like to try you on!” Also, Piers Morgan quoted saying, “ELVIS IS BACK!” Joseph Hall has performed all over the world! Joseph Hall has won accolades throughout his young career including the “Spirit of Elvis ” award. Joseph Hall has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert, and has officially been recognized as one of the top tribute artists in the world today. Hall says “My goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley, to pay tribute with the utmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image and above all else his fans.”

Tickets to this event are non-refundable.