Iowa New Play Festival

Faculty Portrait

May 04, 2015
Sean David DeMers
Directed by: 
Ariel Francoeur
Theatre B
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:30pm
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 9:00pm


In Faculty Portrait, five people attempt to reconcile their grief a year after a shared traumatic event, but are surrounded by and trapped in the building where the event occurred. On the day a teacher is to be interviewed for a section of the school yearbook, memories surface and the characters discover that while they suffer alone, they can recover together.


Mr. Y Tim Budd
Claire Haley Courter
Jamie Jay Sasha Hildebrand
Kyle Adam H. Phillips
Amy Taylor Edelle Stuart
Helen Rubina Vidal

Artistic Team

Playwright Sean David DeMers
Director Ariel Francoeur
Assistant Director Caitlin Dorsett
Dramaturg/Violence Designer Lukas Brasherfons
Scenic/Prop Designer Cassie Malmquist
Costume Co-Designer Nicole Ooi
Costume Co-Designer Morgan Meier
Lighting Designer Ray Ockenfels
Composer Justin Comer
Sound Designer Kassia Lisinski
Stage Manager Rachel E. Winfield
Assistant Stage Manager Nic Steffes

Faculty Portrait contains adult language, suggested violence, the sound of gunshots, and the use of haze and electronic cigarettes.

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 before show time in the Theatre Building lobby or during special Festival Box Office hours on Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Iowa New Play Festival Information

Link to the Iowa New Play Festival homepage.

Link to the Iowa New Play Festival 2015 full schedule.

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