Sawdust by Val Timke. Illustration of Theatre Building.


Nov 19, 2021 to Nov 20, 2021
Val Timke
Directed by: 
Katie Redden & Kiley Rowe
Alan MacVey Theatre
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 8:00pm


A parallel Jesus figure watches as history is written without him and navigates the feeling of ultimately being left behind. Saint Augustine writes his book Confessions and reflects on his certainty that history is fixed in time.

This production contains depictions of death and self-harm and may trigger sensory overload. 

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Cast of Sawdust.
Role Name
Jevud Alice Conroy*
Wanderer/Theif/Messenger Ben Heirigs*
John the Baptist/Davi/Blind Man/Father Damon Nally*
Marvadene/Mother/Margaret Isabelle Humpal-Pash*
Jameson/Judas/Authority Jakob Bates*
Jesus/Phantom Jesus James Gulden*
Herod/Joszef/The Egyptian/ Phantom 2 Jasper Rood*
Saint Augustine John Orlet*
Markie Mallory Zwiefel*

Creative Team

Creative Team of Sawdust
Title Name
Playwright Val Timke*
Director Katie Redden*
Director Kiley Rowe*
Lighting Designer Holly David*
Stage Manager Sabrina Duke*

*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.