Rome Sweet Rome poster image

Rome Sweet Rome

Sep 29, 2016 to Oct 15, 2016
By: 
Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
Directed by: 
Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
Location: 
David Thayer Theatre

 

The Q Brothers are internationally known for their previous add-rap-tations: The Bomb-itty of Errors, Funk It Up About Nothin', Othello: The Remix, and Q Brothers' Christmas Carol. This Fall, The Qs are excited to bring their unique brand of adaptation to another classic text. Over the course of five weeks, The Qs worked with twelve students from the University of Iowa to devise, revise, and remix Shakespeare's Julius Caesar into Rome Sweet Rome, a modern hip-hop musical exploring the themes of fate, betrayal, and political corruption.

The Iowa Partnership in the Arts program was established in 1992 to support the creation of major new works of theatrical art. Nationally- and internationally-respected guest artists collaborate with students and faculty to present adventuresome new works, many of which have gone on to be productions throughout the country. This program is part of a long tradition of UI faculty and students collaborating with professional artists to develop new work.

This production contains some strong language, loud music, strobe effects, and haze.

Cast

List of Cast Members for Rome Sweet Rome
Name
JaMaya Austin*
Leela Bassuk*
Tempestt Farrar
Holly Grum
Randryck Lewis
Natalie Lurowist
Christopher Ray Matheson*
Sydney Speltz*
Sage Spiker*
Chris Walbert*
Greg Walker
Shelby Zukin*

Artistic Team

List of Artistic Team for Rome Sweet Rome
Position Name
Directors/Choreographers Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos)
Scenic Designer R. Eric Stone**
Assistant Scenic Designer Kenton Jones
Costume Designer Brittany Dee Bodley
Assistant Costume Designer Lindsey L. Kuhn
Lighting Designer Bryon Winn**
Assistant Lighting Designer Forrest Tallbull
Live Sound Consultant Andrew Stewart
Stage Manager Samantha Paradis
Assistant Stage Manager Meg Sugden

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.

Creativity Matters Lecture

On September 20, the Q Brothers Collective gave a Creativity Matters lecture, performance, Q & A on the E. C. Mabie Stage.  The event was moderated by Miriam Gilbert.

Link to a video of that event.

Production Photos

Ensemble of ROME SWEET ROME, photo by R. Eric Stone

Ensemble of ROME SWEET ROME, photo by R. Eric Stone

Student Matinee of ROME SWEET ROME, photo by R. Eric Stone

Ensemble of ROME SWEET ROME, photo by R. Eric Stone

Ensemble of ROME SWEET ROME, photo by R. Eric Stone

Ensemble of ROME SWEET ROME, photo by R. Eric Stone

DJ Zuks in ROME SWEET ROME

Ensemble of ROME SWEET ROME, photo by R. Eric Stone