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Bell at the Back of Her Throat

Apr 30, 2019
Courtney Meaker
Directed by: 
Bo Frazier
David Thayer Theatre
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 9:00pm


Cass wakes up from a dream to find her hands are burnt having seen a vision of Greenville engulfed in flames. No one believes her, but smoke has started descending on the town. People are leaving, never to be heard from again. Meanwhile, the Director of Tourism is determined to keep tourists out of the town. Bell at the Back of Her Throat is an examination of patriarchy, witchcraft, and xenophobia through the Cassandra myth.

This production contains adult themes and violence and will use theatrical haze.


Cast of Bell at the Back of Her Throat
Role Name
Cass Britny Horton
Bev Liat Graf
Sean Vinnie Doud
Polly Jivani Rodriguez
Patricia Temyia Holcomb
Camille Erica Toney
Roderick Steven Willis
Dr. J Ash Pierce
Hank Bries Vannon
Director of Tourism Nicole Gabrione

Artistic Team

Artistic team of Bell at the Back of Her Throat
Title Name
Playwright Courtney Meaker
Director Bo Frazier
Dramaturg Morgan Grambo
Scenic Designer Jacob Sikorski
Costume Designer Zamora Simmons
Co-Costume Designer Akeem Celestine
Costume Assistant Emily Pajazetovic
Lighting Designer Kimberly Fain
Sound Designer Fatima Hall
Sound Consultant Mark Bruckner
Properties Assistant Melissa Trepa
Stage Manager Marguerite Sugden
Assistant Stage Manager Marisa Paulsen
Assistant Stage Manager Amy Wickenkamp

Ticket Information

Tickets for Iowa New Play Festival productions are $5 for non-students and free for UI students (with a valid ID). They are available one hour prior before show time in the Theatre Building lobby or during Festival Box Office hours on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Link to Iowa New Play Festival 2019 full schedule.

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