Author: Dreamwell Theatre

Actors Wanted for All In A Day Play Festival

Calling All Actors! Our All In A Day play festival will open this Saturday at noon! We’re looking for 24 adult actors (16+), and 12 youth actors (10-15, should have an adult accompany them), as well as a few directors. Sign up here! https://www.signupgenius.com/…/20F0C48AEAE2CA1F94… Participants will gather at 6:00 on the evening of April 19 at Iowa City Community Theatre (Johnson County Fairgrounds, Building A). Actors, directors and writers will be matched up and will have time to do some initial planning before departing for the evening. This meeting will last approximately an hour. Writers will return home and began creating a script. On Saturday, April 20, individual groups will convene at an assigned location at 10:00. Scripts will be distributed and rehearsal will run from 10-5, with a lunch break. Prior to the performance groups will have a short amount of time to run their show in the ICCT theater space. The final performance will begin at 7:00. Parents of Youth actors- your child should have supervision throughout the day. If you are interested in also acting, please let us know and we will make sure that you are either placed in the same group or that you and your child will have rehearsal at the same...

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QueertopIA 7:30pm March 2

QueertopIA, an evening of entertainment March 2, 2024, 7:30 pm, at The James Theater. QueertopIA, an evening of entertainment (18+): Dreamwell Theatre and Pride Alliance Center are co-hosting QueertopIA 2024! Join your neighbors and friends in celebration and reflection, while basking in community support. Enjoy a variety of live music, spoken word, burlesque, and drag-lesque performances by amazing, and talented local artists. Fifty percent of the proceeds from this evening will be donated to Iowa Trans Mutual Aid Fund! Including performances by: Abbi Normal Brett Hoffman Deb Tiemens  Joe Cool Lord Lovebug Mary Vermillion Sir Anne Wrappe Suggested donations: $15 for Adults $10 for Seniors $5 for Students General Admission tickets are for sale now. Assuming seating is still available, walk-ups are welcome! No one turned away for lack of...

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Pleasure Play Cast

Dreamwell Theatre announces the cast of Pleasure Play by Eli Campbell, directed by Meredith Alexander: Maeve – Owen Brightman Gracie – Emma Bibb Abby – Mary Lukas Synopsis: Pleasure Play is a brand-new work by UI Playwright, Eli Campbell. When Maeve’s mother shows up at their place of work, Maeve must decide what they’re willing to sacrifice in order to reconnect. Meanwhile, the life they’ve built with their partner, Gracie, seems to be descending into a fantasy state – and look, there’s aliens! November 10, 11, 17, & 18 at 7:30PM at The...

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Auditions for Pleasure Play

Auditions for Pleasure Play by Eli Campbell Dreamwell Theatre will hold auditions for Pleasure Play by Eli Campbell, directed by Meredith Alexander. Auditions will take place September 8 & 9. Performances will be November 10, 11, 17 & 18 at The Artifactory. Rehearsals will begin in October. Auditions: Friday, September 8, 4:30-6:30 Iowa City Public Library – Room D Saturday, September 9, 11:00-1:00 Iowa City Public Library – Room E Actors should prepare a piece of two minutes or less, memorized (no books or paper prompts), from a character in a play. The script will be available for your perusal at the Iowa City Public Library beginning August 27. Questions can be directed to elisabethross7@gmail.com Synopsis: Pleasure Play is a brand new work by UI Playwright, Eli Campbell. When Maeve’s mother shows up at their place of work, Maeve must decide what they’re willing to sacrifice in order to reconnect. Meanwhile, the life they’ve built with their partner, Gracie, seems to be descending into a fantasy state – and look, there’s aliens! Characters: Maeve (they/them): 28ish. Our protagonist. Trying to balance life with their partner Gracie and their newly rekindled relationship with their mother. *The character of Maeve should be played by an individual identifying as trans, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming.* Gracie (she/her): 35ish. Maeve’s long time partner. Abby (she/her): 55ish. Maeve’s...

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Dreamwell presents Wyrd Sisters at the James!

Join us for some witchy, magical fun just in time for Halloween Season! Wyrd Sisters is based on Terry Pratchett’s book adapted by Stephen Briggs and directed by Josh Sazon Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up ’til the knob comes off. It’s all there – a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches. Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14: 7:30 pm; Sunday, October 15: 2 pm Ticket info: https://www.thejamesic.com/  319-600-2936, 213 N. Gilbert Street, Iowa City Cast: Granny Weatherwax – Madonna Smith Nanny Ogg – Nicole Flynn Magrat Garlick – Kris Gillespie Duke – Derek Johnson Dutchess – Cheryl Walsh Fool – Jack Gilbert Vitoller, King Verence – Ken Gayley Mrs. Vitoller, Ensemble – Kris Schneider Chamberlain, Wimsloe – Matt Brewbaker Hwel, Ensemble – Chuck Dufano Tomjon, Ensemble- Theresa Cigrand Bedlin, Ensemble – Josh Crawford Gumridge, Ensemble – Nick Rudzianski Demon, Ensemble – Roger Phelps Ensemble – Dennis Lambing Ensemble – Brad Quinn Ensemble – Marianne Satinski Ensemble – Brian Tanner and introducing Aurora McNabb as Baby Tomjon Director: Josh Sazon Stage Manager: Kelly Garrett Assistant Stage Manager: Kristina Rutkowski Props: Stephen Polchert, Jane Bradley, Roger Phelps Demon Mask: Nero Karloff Set Design: Josh Sazon Lighting Design: Rishi Wagle Sound Design: Frank Thomas Costume Design: Rachel Singley Fight...

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