Theatre

Our theatre artists offer interactive workshops, performances, and presentations for schools and organizations.  Through participation and discussion, audiences learn about different elements of theatre, while learning how to apply the lessons and skills to their own lives and activities.

Theatre artists are available to teach workshops in everything from basic acting and improvisation to set design and lighting. Each year, the Department of Theatre Arts also programs a series of plays and offers interactive performances addressing various social issues.

Graduate/Post-Graduate

Tempestt Farrar

Tempestt Farrar from Apex, North Carolina has received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Performance at North Carolina Central University in Durham North Carolina. She is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Iowa in Theatre Performance...

Faculty

Margaret Wenk-Kuchlbauer

From concepts to construction, from gussets to gables, UI Performing Arts Production Unit Resident Staff Designer, Margaret Wenk shares the intricacies of theater design in workshops and seminars. Drawing on her expertise as set and costume designer...

Kim Marra

Long before the age of film and television, theatre was the primary performance medium through which societies made “pictures” of themselves to understand their place in the cosmos. Explore theatre history and dramatic literature with UI faculty...

Carol MacVey

Students explore and understand Shakespeare’s drama with UI Theatre faculty member Carol MacVey’s entertaining and informative introduction to Shakespeare workshops and discussions. Ms. MacVey provides workshop instruction in areas such as commedia...

Ensembles

Carnaval Workshops and Performances

Carnival Time is Here For You and Me, or How Hummingbird Saved Carnaval” written by faculty member Loyce L. Arthur and directed by faculty member Tlaloc Rivas, introduces audiences to many of the Caribbean-style carnival practices in Trinidad and...

Iowa Acting Ensemble

Not only will students be given a chance to play with theatrical ideas, but they will gain experience in communication, teamwork, expressive and critical interpretation skills. An exposure to performing arts is crucial to building cultural awareness...