Illustration of a piece of paper with the Star of David on it being passed between hands. Iowa New Play Festival. Stars and Ston

Stars and Stones

May 05, 2022
Emma Silverman
Directed by: 
Sarah Gazdowicz
Alan MacVey Theatre
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 5:30pm
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 9:00pm


A young Jewish woman reckons with the ghosts of her past and the apparitions of the present during and after a research trip to Poland. As she is launched back and forth through history, she is forced to consider the nature of her project while a scattering of strangers embark on their own moralistic journeys. 

This production contains discussions of war crimes, the Holocaust, and anti-Semitism.

Virtual Lobby

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Cast of Stars and Stones.
Role Name
Leah Kat Guerrero
Julian, et al Kyle Watkins*
Cade, et al Aaron Castle
Magdalena, et al Maggie John
Tom, et al Dakari Harleston*
Clara, et al Alysun Shamburg*

Creative Team

Creative team of Stars and Stones.
Title Name
Playwright Emma Silverman
Director Sarah Gazdowicz
Scenic Designer Dorothy Craven*
Costume Designer Abigail Mansfield Coleman
Lighting Designer Nicole Blodig*
Sound Designer TBD
Dramaturg Margo Skornia
Stage Manager Sophie Young*
Assistant Director Greg Jones*
Assistant Stage Manager Delaney Waterman*

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

Ticket Information

General Admission: $5
UI Students (with valid ID): Free

Tickets are available during Festival Box Office hours on Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 from noon to 1:30 p.m. and in the Theatre Building Lobby one hour prior showtime, on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival homepage.

Link to Iowa New Play Festival 2022 full schedule.

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