Iowa New Play Festival 2023 BOOTH by Amanda Keating directed by Ann Kreitman


May 02, 2023
Amanda Keating
Directed by: 
Ann Kreitman
Alan MacVey Theatre


BOOTH follows a trio of high school stage managers as they come and go from their auditorium tech booth. As Jillian preps for rehearsal, Carl designs the lights, and Kelsey tries to finish her seemingly never-ending AP Chem homework while simultaneously creating prop lists, cue sheets, and the ever-important Stage Manager’s Bible. In the booth they together build a home – a home that is both fleeting and forever, both theirs and not theirs, both a window looking out and a window looking in. This is a play about what it means to make art together – even when nothing in life makes sense – with the help of Joni Mitchell, a bag of vibrators, and a bottle of Cherry Coke.

Please be advised this play contains discussion of sex, masturbation, loss, illness, divorce, and high school theatre.

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Cast of BOOTH

Role Name
Kelsey Sara Alvidrez*
Jillian E'mma Camara* 
Carl Joey Lepire*
Mr. G Bob Mussett

Creative Team of BOOTH

Title Name
Playwright Amanda Keating
Director Ann Kreitman
Scenic and Costume Designer Ryan Cavanaugh*
Lighting Designer Jackson Kopesky*
Sound Designer Demi Kendros*
Stage Manager Mathew Kier*
Dramaturg Margo Skornia
Assistant Director Alysun Shamburg*
Assistant Stage Manager Nat Payan*

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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Link to Iowa New Play Festival 2023 full schedule


Production Photos

Courtesy of R. Eric Stone

BOOTH onstage

BOOTH onstage

BOOTH onstage

BOOTH onstage

BOOTH onstage