Author: Dreamwell Theatre

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 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:  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 Ensemble – Dennis Lambing Ensemble- Brad Quinn Ensemble- Marianne Satinski Ensemble- Brian Tanner Director: Josh Sazon Stage Manager: Kelly Garrett Assistant Stage Manager: Kristina Rutkowski Props: Stephen Polchert, Jane Bradley Demon Mask: Nero Karloff Set Design: Josh Sazon Lighting Design: Rishi Wagle Sound Design: Frank Thomas Costume Design: Rachel Singley Fight Choreography: Tristan Roeder Please note, this show runs one weekend only! We won’t have our usual Pay...

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Seeking Performers and Volunteers for QueertopIA 2023

Dreamwell Theatre is looking for performers, and volunteers for QueertopIA 2023! Dreamwell Theatre is planning QueertopIA for August or early Fall. We’re looking for performers to help us fill the stage with LGBTQ+ voices! Fifty percent of all net profits from this event will go to a local queer organization. All types of acts are welcome. Whether you are an actor, singer, dancer, puppeteer, comedian, storyteller, or artist of your own making, we want to see. and hear you! Ideally, acts should be 5-10 minutes long. Content is up to you! We also need volunteers to help us plan, organize, and help out at the event. Please send your ideas, and queries to Madonna at by July 15. Because we recognize that queer black, indigenous, and people of color are denied opportunities to speak from a platform, priority will be given to folks who hold these...

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Auditions for Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

Auditions for Wyrd Sisters “In the middle of this elemental storm a fire gleamed … It illuminated three hunched figures. As the cauldron bubbled an eldritch voice shrieked: When shall we three meet again? There was a pause. Finally another voice said, in far more ordinary tones: Well, I can do next Tuesday.” Josh Sazon is directing Wyrd Sisters, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs from the the Discworld novel of the same title, written by Sir Terry Pratchett. Auditions will be held at The Iowa City Public Library, Mtg Room D: Friday June 23, 5-8 pm Saturday June 24, 2-5 pm The show will run October 12-15, 2023 at The James Theater in Iowa City. Rehearsals are expected to begin in August. Please bring your calendar. We will be reading from sides provided by the director at auditions. A script is available for a 2 hour check-out period at ICPL’s 2nd Floor Help Desk. There may be some double-casting. All ethnicities and identities are welcome, and encouraged to audition for any role. Synopsis: Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up ’till 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. Main Characters: Main Characters: Esme Weatherwax...

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All In A Day Actor Sign Up!

Calling All Actors! Sign up here to participate in our All In A Day Play Festival: Director Sign Up is Live!! There are only 6 spots available. Click here to sign-up now: Actor Sign Up will be posted at noon on Friday, March 10. The All in a Day Play Fest is back, this time with a special guest star, the famous Chaise Lounge! It’s…All in a Day, All in a Chaise Play Fest! If you’ve seen any productions in the Iowa City area over the past twenty years or so, then it’s likely you’ve seen the pinkish Chaise Lounge appearing amongst the set pieces. Iowa City Community Theatre, Dreamwell Theatre, Run of the Mill Theatre Productions, Willow Creek Theatre Company, and Riverside Theatre are teaming up to honor this oft featured piece of furniture, inspired by an idea by community theater member, Kristina Rutkowski. On Friday, March 24, writers, actors, and directors will meet at the Iowa City Community Theatre and be randomly grouped to create mini-masterpieces within 24 hours, to be rehearsed on Saturday, and performed the evening of March 25 at ICCT. Each play will incorporate the chaise in some way. Writers are randomly assigned a location, a genre, and one other dramatic detail to include in their scripts. Writers, actors, and directors brainstorm ideas and then the writers leave to create ten-minute plays by 8:00 am Saturday morning when the actors and directors receive the play. If you are...

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