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Community Engagement

Faculty in the Theatre Arts Department are active in all areas of performance and scholarship. Recent community engagement projects include the following:


Loyce Arthur
West High School, Iowa City IA, "The Carnaval Arts In the Classroom," a development workshop for 15 teachers, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professional Development Training Day, Iowa City School District.

Eric Forsythe
Advisory Board of Directors, The Gift Theatre Co., Chicago, IL, 2009-2013

Carol MacVey
Creator, Great Reckonings in Little Rooms: individualized performances brought to people's homes.

Ann Marie Nest
New Play Committee for Cape Cod Theatre Project, Hal Brooks - Artistic Director, since 2011.

Tlaloc Rivas
Associate Producer, Institute Summer Residency, Plumas Negras by Juliette Carrillo, Cornerstone Theater Company (Salinas, CA).
Drama Instructor, Iowa Medical and Classification Center, Coralville, IA, since 2013.


Loyce Arthur
Marriott, Iowa City, IA, "Who We Are As Iowans: Writing Stories and Creating Visual Representations: A workshop to collect stories for the Iowa City Carnaval Project," 16th Annual International Day The Human Right to Political Participation: You Have the Power.
North Central Junior High, North liberty, IA, "Halloween, Day of the Dead, and Carnaval Celebrations Around the World,” for International Programs/International Classroom Journey, 5 presentations in 5 classes. 

Ann Marie Nest
Fairfield Theatre, Accent Modification, Stephen White, Artistic Director (Fairfield, IA).