Oct
16
Fri
Charley’s Aunt @ Washington Community Center
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

by Brandon Thomas edited by Paul Thain

It’s set in an Oxford college in 1892.

Charles Wykeham uses the imminent arrival of his Brazilian aunt Donna Lucia as an opportunity to invite two young ladies to his rooms for tea.  But when Donna Lucia’s visit is postponed and they’re without a chaperone, rather than cancel the tea-party, Charles and Jack persuade their fellow student Lord Fancourt to impersonate the Aunt.  Lord Fancourt relishes the opportunity and particularly enjoys being kissed by the girls and sharing their confidences.  So much so, he stubbornly refuses to abandon his role

But then the real Donna Lucia turns up …

Oct
17
Sat
Charley’s Aunt @ Washington Community Center
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

by Brandon Thomas edited by Paul Thain

It’s set in an Oxford college in 1892.

Charles Wykeham uses the imminent arrival of his Brazilian aunt Donna Lucia as an opportunity to invite two young ladies to his rooms for tea.  But when Donna Lucia’s visit is postponed and they’re without a chaperone, rather than cancel the tea-party, Charles and Jack persuade their fellow student Lord Fancourt to impersonate the Aunt.  Lord Fancourt relishes the opportunity and particularly enjoys being kissed by the girls and sharing their confidences.  So much so, he stubbornly refuses to abandon his role

But then the real Donna Lucia turns up …

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.coe.edu/why-coe/events/calendar/detail/5591/trevor

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.coe.edu/why-coe/events/calendar/detail/5591/trevor

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 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.coe.edu/why-coe/events/calendar/detail/5593/trevor

 

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.