UI Theatre presents Iowa New Play Festival 2021

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  • 5/04/21
  • 1:30 p.m. -
  • Free
  • All Ages
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University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Iowa New Play Festival 2021
Virtual performances during the month of May

The first week of May is a special time for the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts, as we mount our annual Iowa New Play Festival (NPF). 

The 2021 Iowa New Play Festival will be presented virtually and will include four full productions and daily readings. All readings and two of the productions will take place in the first week of May, with other production dates to be determined. Click here for the current schedule.

Monday, May 3

1:30 p.m. CST
By Isaiah Reaves
Directed by Dennis A. Allen II
Dramaturgy by Margo Skornia

5:30 p.m. CST
Year of Revue
Written and Directed by Jarek Pastor
Dramaturgy by Rob Ascher

Tuesday, May 4

1:30 p.m. CST
By Amanda Keating
Directed by Molly Clifford
Dramaturgy by Meg Mechelke

5:30 p.m. CST
The Switch
By Charlie O’Leary
Directed by Ivey Lowe
Dramaturgy by Meg Mechelke

Wednesday, May 5

1:30 p.m. CST
Still Life
By Valerie Muensterman
Directed by Erica Wray
Dramaturgy by Nate Ferguson

5:30 p.m. CST
The arrogance of it
Written and directed by Olivia Clement

Thursday, May 6

1:30 p.m. CST
Just Above Hades
By Emma Silverman
Directed by Nina Morrison
Dramaturgy by Margo Skornia

5:30 p.m. CST
Readings from the Undergraduate Playwrights Workshop
Directed by Brett Stone

Friday, May 7

1:30 p.m. CST
Pins and Needles, or The Circumstance of Falling Forever on Ash Wednesday, 1988
By Jeremy Geragotelis
Directed by Amanda Keating


The following four productions will be presented. Dates and times for some performances are still TBD.

Friday, May 7

8:00 p.m. CST
The Job
By Ikram Basra
Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz
Dramaturgy by Art Borreca

Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9

Blue Whale Variations
By Dakota Parobek
Directed by Ann Kreitman
Dramaturgy by Rob Ascher
Various performance times-invited audience only


Wild, Wonderful by SP O’Brien
Directed by Natalie Villamonte Zito
Dramaturgy by Margo Skornia

Doctor Vysarius by Steven Glavey
Music by Jeremy Geragotelis
Co-Directed by Steven Glavey and Jeremy Geragotelis
Dramaturgy by Nate Ferguson

Performances are free. All performance dates are subject to change. Click here for the current schedule.

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.