Dreamwell Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 season! At this time we are seeking directors for all plays. Play scripts will be available for review at the second floor reference desk at the Iowa City Public Library.
Dreamwell Theatre is an all-volunteer theatre. Previous experience with Dreamwell Theatre is not a requirement for directing. Please send an e-mail to Chuck Dufano, Artistic Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org to briefly describe your interest in directing by May 28, 2018. Director interviews will be scheduled in June. Please note that a request to direct does not guarantee an interview, but all requests will receive a response.
The 2018-19 Season:
Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison (2M/2F) Sept. 21/22 and 28/29
It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace. 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist
The Homecoming by Harold Pinter (4M/1F) Nov. 16/17 and 30/Dec. 1 (note 1 week gap over Thanksgiving)
In an old and slightly seedy house in North London there lives a family of men: Max, the aging, crude patriarch, his ineffectual brother Sam and two of Max’s three sons, both unmarried- Lenny, a small-time pimp and Joey, who dreams of success as a boxer. Into this sinister abode comes the eldest son Teddy, now a successful professor of philosophy in America. After six years abroad, Teddy brings his wife Ruth, to meet the family for the first time. In the style that became a trademark, Pinter creates mounting tension, with insidiously bizarre accusations and proposals by the men to Ruth, The Homecoming gives way to an ominous game of cat and mice. Winner 1967 Tony Award for Best Play.
Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury (1M/2F) Feb. 8/9/15/16
Really evokes a Freudian love triangle and a misogynist one at that. Calvin is a brash and eminently talented young white photographer who has recently and inexplicably killed himself. In wake of his suicide, his black girlfriend, also a photographer, and his mother meet to discuss Calvin, his work, and their claim to his legacy.
Fix Me, Jesus by Helen Sneed (1M/4F) Mar. 8/9/15/16
In a Neiman Marcus changing room in Dallas, on the most important day of her life, Annabell Armstrong frantically searches for the perfect dress. A rising star in the Texas Democratic Party, Annabell is trapped in the Reagan eighties. Her political career, love affair, finances, and family relations are in crisis; and strong-minded characters from her past begin to appear from behind the changing room mirror. Fix Me Jesus is a dark comedy—the hilarious, timely, and poignant story of a woman who finds herself at the epicenter of history and politics, struggling for personal independence and social justice against the lifelong theft of her own power.
Tragedy, a Tragedy by Will Eno (3M/1F/1 unspecified gender) April 26/27 and May 3/4
The sun has set over the neighborhoods, government buildings and American backyards everywhere. A news team is on the way. Their report: someone left the lawn sprinklers on; someone’s horse is on the loose; a seashell is lying in the grass; dogs run by. The Governor appeals for calm. Everyone doesn’t know if the sun, once down, will ever rise again. But there is a witness, and the witness will speak.