A Scene from THE DREAM PLAY, directed by David Hanzal

Directing Bios

Iowa Directors, Current

Erica Vannon
MFA '20 Candidate

Lila Rachel Becker
MFA '20 Candidate

Bo Frazier
MFA '20 Candidate

Sarah Hamilton
MFA '20 Candidate

Iowa Directors, Past

Ariel Francoeur
MFA '16 
Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director of The Navigators, a New York-based theatre company

Marina Bergenstock
MFA '16 
Visiting Assistant Professor, Beloit College (Wisconsin)

Mario Mendoza
MFA '16 
San Francisco Director and Playwright of Devised Projects

Nina Morrison
MFA '16 
MFA '18 in Playwriting, University of Iowa
Provost's Postgraduate Visiting Writer, University of Iowa

Kristin Clippard
MFA '13
Director of productions for Gulfshore Playhouse, American Stage, and Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Florida)

Nathan Halvorson
MFA '13
Associate Director of Performing Arts, The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
Lecturer in Acting, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Matt Hawkins
MFA '13
Assistant Professor of the Practice and Head of Musical Theatre, University of Notre Dame (Indiana)

David Hanzal
MFA '13
Community Faculty, Theatre Program at Metropolitan State University
Director, Theatre Program at White Bear Lake Area High School (Minnesota)

Brandon Bruce
MFA ‘10
Artistic Director of the Birmingham Children's Theatre
Formerly: Senior Manager of Performance Interpretation (Artistic Director), Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Virginia); Artistic Director, Strawdog Theatre, Chicago

John Kaufmann
MFA ‘10
Assistant Professor, Beloit College Theatre Department (Wisconsin)
Teacher, Evergreen Valley College Department of Theatre Arts (California)

Anthony Nelson
MFA ‘10
Artistic Director, Sherman Community Players Mainstage (Texas)

Sarah Ballema
MFA Candidate '10
City Room Administrator, Chicago Public Media

Sean Paul Bryan
MFA ‘07
Upper School Drama Director, Pace Academy (Georgia)

Kevin Harris
MFA ‘07
Managing Artistic Director, San Luis Obispo Little Theatre (California)

Rachel Harvith
MFA '07
Director of the Career Community for Arts, Media, and Communication, Grinnell College (Iowa)

Scott Pardue
MFA '07
Corporate Communications, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Kristan Horton
MFA '07
Associate Professor of Practice, New York University

Margaret Eginton
MFA ‘97
Master Teacher, New York University Tsich School of the Arts/Atlantic Theater School
Owner of Movement for All, LLC

Timothy Troy
MFA ‘89
Chair, Lawrence University Theatre Department (Wisconsin)


More Information

Mary Beth Easley
Chair, Department of Theatre Arts
Head of Directing
Department of Theatre Arts
The University of Iowa
107 Theatre Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1705