Ascend. Directed by Margarita Blush. Created in collaboration with cast, musicians, and creative team. Photo of moon and tree.

Ascend (live stream performance)

Apr 21, 2021
Created in collaboration with the cast, musicians, and creative team
Directed by: 
Margarita Blush
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 8:00pm


Climb, take off, soar…

Rise to a higher point and at the same time, go toward the beginning, go back in time…

An original, collaboratively created visual theatre production, Ascend invites audiences to experience once again the ritual of theatre, coming together in a collective breath that transcends the everyday. Ascend lifts us up, nurtures our souls, and reminds us of the connections between everything in our world. It reminds us that life always finds a way forward; that beauty, hope, contemplation, and kindness are humanity’s greatest strengths and the only way toward a better future.

Watch the Live Stream Performance

Click here on Wednesday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m. CST to watch the live stream of Ascend.

If you are unable to join us for the live stream, this performance will be made available on the Theatre Arts YouTube channel beginning Saturday, April 24 through May 20, 2021.

Virtual Lobby

In advance of the performance, we'd like to invite you to visit our Virtual Lobby to learn more about the production and our team.


This event is free and will be presented online.

All performance dates are subject to change. Please visit our website or the Arts Iowa Calendar for the most up-to-date information.

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.