Imagined Performance: 9 to 5

ISU Theatre’s spring production of Patricia Resnick and Dolly Parton’s musical 9 to 5 was slated to open on April 3, 2020—a female-written, female-centric musical celebration within our year-long HERoic season. In response to the ever-shifting University response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the show’s opening night moved first to April 24, and then momentarily to Read more about Imagined Performance: 9 to 5[…]

Feeling HERoic

This year at ISU Theatre, we have committed to a season of work by female playwrights, dubbed the “HERoic Season.” Over the next eight months, ISU Theatre will produce six shows written by women, bring two 2019 Tony Award winners to Iowa State, host a yearlong symposium series, celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage Read more about Feeling HERoic[…]

SAU Goes On Tour

At the behest of the Cabe Foundation, SAU Department of Theatre made a historic first by packing up “Madagascar–A Musical Adventure” for a mini-tour to Gurdon, AR, where we had a spectacular, crack-a-lackin’, one-afternoon-only performance for over 1000 students, teachers, parents, and community members. Within 48 hours, we had loaded the show in, dry-teched, patched Read more about SAU Goes On Tour[…]

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International Conferencing, Iceland-Style

In October, Tiffany and I had the privilege to present our work at the Who’s Got the Power Conference, hosted by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Iceland–Reykjavík. We were so pleased at the new colleagues we met and the expansive cross-disciplinary conversations we had (turns out philosophers know more about theatre than Read more about International Conferencing, Iceland-Style[…]

Look, Ma, I’m Published!

Have another big post with lots of exciting info coming soon…but in the meantime… It’s always a pleasure to write about the work of the Austin-based theatre collective, The Rude Mechs…but it’s even better when people want to publish it! Last March, I presented a shorter version of my article, “The Presents of Absence: Inspiring Creation Within Read more about Look, Ma, I’m Published![…]