Undergraduate Directors Festival

Dec 10, 2015 to Dec 12, 2015
Theatre B
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 8:00pm
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 8:00pm


The following works are part of the Undergraduate Directors Festival this year:

At Home
By Michael Weller
Directed by Haley Courter
At Home finds Paul and Carol, a perfect couple, squabbling as they prepare dinner for themselves and another couple who are on their way over. We are constantly thrown off balance, never knowing for sure if the marriage is in trouble or their squabbling is just the normal banter of a marriage. The talk about splitting up, but are they serious?

Communicating Through the Sunset
By Kerri Kochanski
Directed by Frankie Rose
A high school student finds his crush hiding out on a hill at dusk and must help her confront her violent past and move toward a place of healing and happiness.
This production uses haze and includes discussions of rape, murder, and family abuse.

Cowboy Mouth
By Patti Smith and Sam Shepard
Directed by Taylor Edelle Stuart
Cowboy Mouth is the rock and roll love story of Slim and Cavale, two absolute messes living in sin together. The two characters play out their increasingly bizarre fantasies, unable to deal with their hopeless reality, culminating in the arrival of The Lobsterman, a drug-crazed hallucination, or a humble restaurant deliveryman, who visits the couple in their love nest.

An Altar Boy Talks to God
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Ariel Davis
A former altar boy asks God some big questions about the bad things in this world.
This production uses haze and contains mature content.

Artistic Team

Scenic Designer (All Productions) Ruben A. Lebron Villegas
Lighting Designer (At Home/Communicating Through the Sunset) Christian Santiago
Lighting Designer (Cowboy Mouth) Hiram Alexander Orozco
Lighting Designer (An Altar Boy Talks to God) Ellen Kane
Stage Manager (At Home/An Altar Boy Talks to God) Bre Anna McNeill
Stage Manager (Communicating Through the Sunset) Rachele Ekstrand
Stage Manager (Cowboy Mouth) Tim Mizones


Tickets for Gallery Productions are available in the Theatre lobby one hour before showtime.
Tickets are $5 for non-students and free for University of Iowa students with a valid ID.

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.