Alan MacVey leads a Q & A with Mary-Louis Parker on 11.9.15

Guest Artists & Scholars

Each year we bring professional artists and scholars to Iowa City to work on productions, lead workshops and teach classes. Some are in residence for a few days, others for a full semester. Here is a list of some of those who joined us recently.


Joniece Abbott-Pratt: Actress and writer, most recently starred in Marvel's Luke Cage and CBS series The Good Fight

Elissa Adams: Dramaturg, Associate Artistic Director at Theater Latte Da

Noel Allain: Founding Artistic Director of The Bushwick Starr Theater

Kinan Azmeh: Composer

Len Berkman: Playwright, dramaturg, and Anne Hesseltine Hoyt Professor of Theatre, Smith College

Mitch Burgess: Award-winning TV writer and producer, executive producer and writer for HBO's The Sopranos and CBS drama Blue Bloods

Jade King Carroll: Director of Intimate Apparel and The Piano Lesson (McCarter)

Layale Chaker: Violinist and performer

Sam Chanse: Writer, author of Trigger, The Opportunities of Extinction, and Fruiting Bodies

Stan Crocker: Three-time Emmy nominated lighting designer and director of photography for multi-camera live concerts and television shows; recent projects include annual iTunes/Apple Musical Festivals in London (2010-2016)

Rinde Eckert: New York-based writer, librettist, composer, performer; Finalist for Pulitzer Prize in Drama, 2007

Andrea Fisher: Musician and producer; founder of Fluterscooter flute bags

Madeleine George: Playwright and author

Robin Green: Award-winning TV writer and producer, executive producer and writer for HBO's The Sopranos and CBS drama Blue Bloods

Sarah Heyward: Writer and producer

Anton Jones: Artistic Director and CEO of CLIMB Theatre

David Kajganich: Screenwriter and producer, known for his television series The Terror

Sherry Kramer: Playwright and teacher, Bennington College, University of Texas-Austin, University of Iowa, and elsewhere

Mickle Maher: Playwright and director, co-founder of Theatre Oobleck 

Joshua Miller: Writer and actor

Peter Nachtrieb: Playwright; Peter's works include The Totalitarians and boom

Irina Patkanian: Filmmaker

Matthew Ragan: Associate Director for Software at Obscura Ditigal; media master and interactive systems designer

Paul Rust: Actor and writer of Netflix series Love

Christine Scarfuto: Literary Manager of Long Wharf Theatre, Curator and Producer for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival summer theatre lab HVSF2

Marion Schoevaert: Theatre director

Cori Thomas: Playwright and actress

Les Waters: theatre director; former artistic director for the Actors Theatre of Louisville

Amy Wegener: Literary Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville

Maggie Wheeler: Actress, known for her role as "Janice" on Friends

Vinnie Wilhelm: Writer, author of In the Absence of Predators and staff writer for television series The Terror

Connie Winston: Dramaturg and actress; her most recent project, American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland, premiered at Dixon Place in New York City in the fall of 2018