Iowa Directors Festival 2022. small hours by Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime. Illustration of open door with light shining in.

Iowa Directors Festival: small hours

Feb 03, 2022 to Feb 05, 2022
Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime
Directed by: 
Sarah Gazdowicz
David Thayer Theatre
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 8:00pm


Where does your mind wander to in the small hours of the morning? Alone and struggling mentally and emotionally with being a new parent, a woman navigates those eerie early hours where your darkest thoughts are your loudest.

This production contains a depiction of post-partum distress including depression, anxiety, and disassociation. Prolonged building of intensely loud sounds, including a baby in distress, and sequence of flashing lights and visuals will be used.

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Iowa Directors Festival 2022

This production is part of the Iowa Directors Festival which includes four productions produced over two weeks, all directed by the MFA directing candidates.

Week #1 (February 3–5)

Letters from Cuba by María Irene Fornés, directed by Natalie Villamonte Zito
small hours by Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime, directed by Sarah Gazdowicz

Week #2 (February 10–12)

Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams, directed by Kenneth Collins
England's Splendid Daughters written and directed by Ann Kreitman


Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319-335-1160 or online at Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at the Theatre Building one hour prior to the performance, on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.

Capacity is limited and all seating is general admission. Masks are strongly encouraged.

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 Hancher Box Office in advance at 319-335-1158.