A Scene from FOR THE FALLS, NPF '13, directed by Assistant Professor Tlaloc Rivas

Productions

Faculty in the Theatre Arts Department are active in all areas of performance. Actors, directors, designers and playwrights present their work professionally and on campus. Recent and ongoing production work includes the following:


Regional Theatre
Film / Television / Online
Mainstage Productions at the University of Iowa
Readings & Workshops
Other Productions


Regional Theatre

2014

Tlaloc Rivas
Director, Mariela in the Desert+ (Southeast Premiere, Karen Zacarias), Aurora Theatre Company (Lawrenceville, GA).

R. Eric Stone
Scenic Designer
Scaffold Room (a new work by Ralph Lemon), MAPP International Productions.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Great River Shakespeare Festival (Winona, MN).

2013

Eric Forsythe
Artistic Director, Iowa Summer Rep, continuing format involving a mix of students and theatre professionals.  Produce theatrical productions and staged readings.  Oversee budget of $170,000.+ and staff of 50.
Director, Bad Seed (Anderson), Iowa Summer Rep.

Megan Gogerty
Host, Was the Word. Monthly cabaret, Englert Theatre (Iowa City) since 2010.
Aberzombie. Short play. Franklin Middle School (Cedar Rapids).

Paul Kalina
Physical Theatre Direction
Animal Crackers, Center Stage Theatre, BJ Jones, Director.
Animal Crackers, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Henry Wishcamper & John Carrafa, Directors.

Alan MacVey
Artistic Director, the Acting Ensemble, an equity company in residence at the Bread Loaf School of English (Middlebury College, VT), 1986-2013
Director, Our Town, Thornton Wilder, Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble, Equity

Kim Marra
Horseback Views: A Queer Hippological Performance, 75-minute autobiographical solo piece, Meredith Alexander, Director

  • “Animal Acts: Beasts of the Northern Wild Posthuman Performances and Provocations,” Symposium and Performance Festival, University of Michigan, March 21-23, 2013
  • Standing Heat, a series of performances about animals curated by Holly Hughes,Links Hall, Chicago, May 18-19, 2012
  • Performance Studies International Conference (PSi), Toronto, June 9-13, 2010.
  • Summer Institute in Performance Studies, Northwestern University, July 2009.

Tlaloc Rivas
Professional Guest (Producer), National Showcase of New Plays, National New Play Network @ San Diego Repertory Theatre.
Professional Guest (Panelist), New Stages Festival 2013, Latina/o Play Festival @ The Goodman Theatre (Chicago).
Director, The Aleph Complex (Iowa Playwrights Workshop Alumnus Deborah Yarchun), New Harmony Project (New Harmony, IN).
Professional Guest (Producer), Colorado New Play Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company.

R. Eric Stone
Scenic Designer, King Henry V (James Edmonson, Director), Twelfth Night (Paul Mason Barnes, Director), Great River Shakespeare Festival (Winona, MN).

Bryon Winn
Lighting Designer
House, Garden, Trinity Repertory Company
Snow Queen, Love/Sick (Premiere), Greater Tuna, Portland Stage Company (Portland, ME).
Our Town, Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble (Middlebury, VT), Alan MacVey, Director.
Berlin to Broadway, School of Music, University of Iowa, Bill Theisen, Director.
Iolanthe, School of Music Summer Opera, University of Iowa.

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2012

Eric Forsythe
Director, What the Butler Saw (Orton), Iowa Summer Rep.

Megan Gogerty
Playwright
Bad Panda.  Iron Crow Theatre (Baltimore).
The Teacher Show, Solo performance with Sean Christopher Lewis and Idris Goodwin. Revolutions International Theatre Festival (Albuquerque).
Feet First in the Water with a Baby in My Teeth. Hollins University (Roanoke, VA).
Feet First in the Water with a Baby in My Teeth. Generous Company (Baltimore).

Paul Kalina
Actor
500 Clown Frankenstein, The Center for the Performing Arts (Carmel IN).
The 39 Steps,  Drury Lane Theatre, David New, Director.

Alan MacVey
Director, Sweet Bird of Youth, Tennessee Williams, staged reading of acts 1 and 3, Bread Loaf Santa Fe, faculty presentation.

Ann Marie Nest
Actor
Barcelona, Contemporary American Theatre Festival (Shepherdstown, WV), Charles Morey, Director.
Exceptionals, Contemporary American Theatre Festival (Shepherdstown, WV), Tracy Brigden, Director.

R. Eric Stone
Scenic Designer
Stones in His Pockets (JR Sullivan, Director), Utah Shakespearean Festival (Cedar City, UT).
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Paul Mason Barnes, Director), King Lear (James Edmonson, Director), Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged (Melissa Rain Anderson, Director), Great River Shakespeare Festival (Winona, MN).

Bryon Winn
Lighting Designer
Marie Antoinette, Hidden Tennessee (Premiere), Trouble is My Business (Premiere), A Christmas Carol, Portland Stage Company (Portland, ME).
A Steady Rain, Riverside Theatre (Iowa City).
Jerico, Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota, FL)
Hamlet, Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble (Middlebury, VT).
HMS Pinafore, School of Music Summer Opera, University of Iowa, John Cameron, Director.

2011

Eric Forsythe
Director, Lost in Yonkers (Simon), Iowa Summer Rep.
Actor, role of “Cordell,” Cowgirl, a new play reading by Kate Aspengren, Coralville, IA.

Megan Gogerty
Playwright
Feet First in the Water with a Baby in My Teeth
. Synchronicity Theatre (Atlanta).
Feet First in the Water with a Baby in My Teeth. Stage West Theatre (Des Moines).
Feet First in the Water with a Baby in My Teeth. Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Lewisburg, WV).
Feet First in the Water with a Baby in My Teeth. Riverside Theatre (Iowa City).
Feet First in the Water with a Baby in My Teeth. Pasadena Playhouse, Hothouse Series (Los Angeles).

Alan MacVey
Director, A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee  Williams, Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble (Middlebury, VT).

Ann Marie Nest
Assistant Director/Vocal Coach, The Awesomes, Two River Theater (NJ), Patricia McGregor, Director.

Bryon Winn
Lighting Designer
Center of Gravity (Premiere) , Portland Stage Company (Portland, ME).
A Streetcar Named Desire, Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble (Middlebury, VT), Alan MacVey, Director.

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Film / Television / Online

2013

Eric Forsythe
Narrator
Lallemand Agricultural Products, “Corn Silage” and “Silage Basics” e-learning modules.
“K-12 Tracker,” web-based work order processing program for educational organizations.
Involta, Inc., 2 procedural training DVD’s.
ACT, three writing tests, (national distribution).

Megan Gogerty
Writer, Hi, I’m Pearson. Industrial teleplay. Pearson Education.

David McGraw
Creator, Stage Manager Simulator, software simulator for training stage managers in cue calling.  Received 2010 Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award.  2010-13

2012

Eric Forsythe
Narrator
“Wertz & Dake Law Firm” TV spot, Regional distribution.
Wingman Campaign, “Splinters” and “Dumpster,” 2 DVD PSA’s, U of I Student Government.
“Ghost Players of the Field of Dreams,” role of “International Man” for international tour of The Ghost Players.
ACT WorkKeys, “Reading For Information,” “Applied Mathematics,” and “Locating Information.”
Illinois Standards Achievement Test, Mathematics, Grade 6, 7 and 8.
Short and Long DVD’s for regional distribution, “Lallemand Plant Tour,” and “Biotal Forage Preservation,” Lallemand, Inc..
Short and Long DVD’s for regional distribution, “Sil-All Silage,” Lallemand, Inc..
Illinois Standards Achievement Test, Science, Grade 7.
Prairie State Achievement Examination, Science.

2011

Eric Forsythe
Narrator
“New Employee Orientation” DVD, St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA.
College Board ReadiStep Assessment, Science.
College Board ReadiStep Assessment, “Listening for Understanding.”
Pearson Early Grades Testing, “Geography and Science.”
American Diploma Project, Algebra I and II.
Iowa Geriatric Education Center DVD, “Dementia Screening and Diagnosis; Falls, Depression and Delirium in Older Adults.”
Illinois Standards Achievement Test, Mathematics, Grade 6, 7, and 8.
Illinois Standards Achievement Test, Science, Grade 7, 2011
American College Testing WorkKeys, “Reading for Information,” 2011.
College Board, ReadiStep Assessment, “Reading,” “Mathematics,” and “Writing.”
Prairie State Achievement Examination, “Science.”

David McGraw
Writer/Narrator/Producer, STANDBY CUE 101: An Introduction to Calling Live Performances, educational film produced by MindsEye and distributed by ArtFilms.

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Mainstage Productions at the University of Iowa

2014

Art Borreca, Producer/Dramaturg (since 1998)
University of Iowa's New Play Festival

Meredith Alexander, Director
R. Eric Stone, Scenic Designer
Loyce Arthur, Costume Designer
David Thayer, Lighting Designer
Ann Marie Nest, Voice, Text and Dialect Direction
Slaughter City

Eric Forsythe, Director
Ann Marie Nest, Voice, Text and Dialect Direction
Absurd Person Singular

Bryon Winn, Lighting & Projections Designers
Makeover (Premiere, Partnership in the Arts)

2013

Carol MacVey, Director/Adapter
The Imaginary Invalid

Tlaloc Rivas, Director
Water by the Spoonful

Paul Kalina, Director
No Fish in the House, Iowa Repertory Theatre and Outreach Tour

R. Eric Stone, Scenic Designer
Ann Marie Nest, Voice, Text and Dialect Direction
Out of the Pan into the Fire (Premiere, Partnership in the Arts)

David Thayer, Lighting Designer
Ann Marie Nest, Voice, Text and Dialect Direction
She Stoops to Conquer

2012

Bryon Winn, Lighting Designer
Ann Marie Nest, Voice, Text and Dialect Direction
Spring Awakening

R. Eric Stone, Scenic Designer
Ann Marie Nest, Voice, Text and Dialect Direction
Lady Macbeth (Premiere)

Paul Kalina, Director
Big Love

2011

Eric Forsythe, Director
R. Eric Stone, Scenic Designer
The Cherry Orchard

Tisch Jones, Director
Loyce Arthur, Costume Designer
Bryon Winn, Lighting Designer
Stick Fly

John Cameron, Director
Bryon Winn, Lighting Designer
Urinetown, The Musical

Carol MacVey, Director
Eric Forsythe, Actor, “Tiresius”
Antigone 2.0

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Readings & Workshops

2014

Tlaloc Rivas
Playwright/Director, Johanna (workshop), University of Iowa

2013

Megan Gogerty
Playwright, My Beautiful Deadbeat Dad. Riverside Theatre (Iowa City)

2012

Megan Gogerty
Playwright
The (Honda) Odyssey. Reading: Iron Crow Theatre Co. (Baltimore)
Bad Panda. Studio 42, Unproducible Plays Series (NYC)

Other Productions

2013

Loyce Arthur
Costume Design, IOWA!, The Iowa City Carnaval Parade, Iowa Arts Festival. Link to an IowaNow article.

R. Eric Stone
Finalist for Design Proposal for USITT United States of America National Exhibition in the 2015 Prague Quadrennial (PQ), Prague, Czech Republic.  Asked by USITT to make design proposals for an open competition for the design of the 2015 USA National Exhibit. 

2012

Loyce Arthur
Costume Design, Carnaval is Here for You and for Me, or How Hummingbird Saved Carnaval, a carnaval play, Iowa City Public Library 2011, Xicotepec, Mexico 2012, Iowa Children’s Museum 2012, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics 2012, Ottumwa, Marshalltown, and Charles City schools. Puppets & mask designs co-designed with Iowa alumni Emma Tremmel & Nora Murphy.

2011

Kim Marra
Horseback Views: A Queer Hippological Performance, 75-minute autobiographical solo piece, Meredith Alexander, Director, Performing Ethnicities through Sport Symposium, University of Iowa, April 1-3, 2011