We Might Fall Apart poster image with two silhouettes facing each other.

We Might Fall Apart (Workshop Performance)

Jul 12, 2018 to Jul 14, 2018
Directed by: 
Vanessa Stalling
David Thayer Theatre
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00pm


We Might Fall Apart is an ensemble-driven, devised work that explores the attempt to communicate effectively and make connections with one another. Based within the context of an empathy experiment the ensemble asks what fears and anxieties do we carry that keep us from hearing someone? How do we put those fears and anxieties aside to allow us space to hear each other? Finally, how does being heard allow us to make connections and avoid falling further apart? Directed by Vanessa Stalling, this workshop production is driven by experiences and research brought to the rehearsal process by University of Iowa students participating in this year’s Summer Partnership in the Arts program.

Please be advised, this performance contains adult language and material that may be triggering to some individuals including references to sexual assault, suggested violence, oppressive language, and racially sensitive content.

Article in Little Village Magazine.

Post-Show Discussion (Friday, July 13)
There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the Friday, July 13 performance. The discussion will include members of the ensemble and will be led by our production dramaturg, Molly Winstead.

About Summer Partnership in the Arts
The Department of Theatre Arts' long tradition of presenting exciting work each summer begins anew in 2018, with Summer Partnership in the Arts. Building on nearly a century of Iowa Summer Rep and twenty-five years of the academic year Partnership program, the department now offers students and audiences something new.

The purpose of the Summer Partnership program is to bring one or more guest artists to campus to work with students during a four-week residency and create a new theatrical piece. This developmental project will be presented as a small-scale production or a showing of work in process. It might follow the traditional new play development format or explore a highly experimental collaborative process.

We Might Fall Apart is directed by Vanessa Stalling and created in collaboration with:
Emelia Asiedu (MFA Acting 2018)
Bri Atwood (BA Theatre Arts 2015)
Lila Rachel Becker (MFA Directing 2020)
Catie Councell (MFA Acting 2018)
Yannik Encarnação (BA Theatre Arts 2018)
Tempestt Farrar (MFA Acting 2018)
Bo Frazier (MFA Directing 2020)
William Goblirsch (MFA Acting 2018)
Ellen Kane (BA Theatre Arts 2018)
Sydney Kuhel (BA Theatre Arts 2021)
Courtney Meaker (MFA Playwriting 2019)
AJ Near (MFA Stage Management 2019)
Ash Pierce (BA Theatre Arts 2018)
Miriam Randolph (BA Theatre Arts 2017)
Jivani Rodriguez (BA Theatre Arts 2021)
Rather Sather (BA Theatre Arts 2019)
Zach Twardowski (MFA Acting 2018)
Greg Delany Walker (MFA Acting 2018)
Molly Winstead (MFA Dramaturgy 2019)


This workshop performance is free and tickets are not required.

Please allow extra time to arrive for this performance due to construction on Dubuque Street and the closure of the Park Road Bridge. The Theatre Building is accessible from Riverside Drive.

The parking lot (Lot 55) adjacent to the Theatre Building is open for free public parking after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319.335.2700.