CO/OP by Alice Doherty. Illustration of Theatre Building.


Sep 30, 2022 to Oct 01, 2022
Alice Doherty
Alan MacVey Theatre, Theatre Building
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 8:00pm


Welcome to CO/OP, a publicly-traded national grocery chain unaffiliated with your local co-op, where the employees are overworked and underpaid, and their manager, Mac, runs the store as if it's boot camp and he's the drill sergeant. In the face of a global pandemic, the employees attempt to unionize their workplace, but will they succeed against the odds and Head Office's union-busting efforts? And will Mac ever adjust to civilian life and a grocery-store job? Or has his service in Afghanistan changed him beyond repair?

Audiences are advised that this production contains staged violence, discussions of veteran suicide, and strong language.

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Cast of CO/OP
Role Name
Kayla E'mma Camara*
Mac Neil Smithson*
Erica Tessa Ramsden*
Roy Jasper Rood*
JP Ella Swartz*
Carter Nat Payan*
Aspen Alexandra Rump*
Mandy/Linda Elaina Singleton*
Walt/Guy Leo Shrader*

Creative Team

Title Name
Playwright/Director Alice Doherty*
Assistant Director Katie Redden*
Assistant Director Alex Granfield*
Stage Manager  Cassie Higgs*
Calling Stage Manager Isabella Nelson*
Lighting Designer Jackson Kopesky*
Sound Designer Brian Nilles*
Fight Choreographer Orlando Lopez
Intimacy Choreographer Owen Brightman

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Tickets for workshops are free of charge; however, you must obtain a ticket at the door and seating is limited.

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.