Featuring brand new plays by:
Nathan Davis, Kelly Lusk, and Iris Dauterman
Directed by Dale McFadden, Nancy Lipschultz, and Rob Heller
Play #1: The Art of Bowing
Play #3: Trigger Warning
Trigger Warning by Iris Dauterman
Five women come together with a proposal to stop rape on their college campus. Their idea is to design and construct an anti-rape device, which will act as a gruesome deterrent to sexual violence. In a modern take on an old-fashioned sewing circle, the girls gather to create the device and get to know each other in the process. As they learn more about each other and their histories of sexual violence gradually come to light, they start to take steps into each other's lives- some tentative, some much less so. They ask for help from each other, they demand honesty from each other, and in the end, they learn to lean on each other when they need it most.
The Art of Bowing by Nathan Davis
At the moment the theatre finally dies, three performers emerge from the nothingness and lead us through a tale of human civilization. The Art of Bowing is a fantastical and metatheatrical journey through freedom, subjugation and divinity spanning multiple eras, places and dimensions.
Lacy and Ashley Live In A Trailer Now by Kelly Lusk
Lacy and Ashley finally have a plan to get out of the trailer they’ve been occupying for the past several years. An old friend from high school, Jimmy, returns to their stomping grounds to rekindle their friendship and start his life over again. The presence of Jimmy and his baggage adds stress to the lives of Lacy and Ashley, but provides a doting Kevin with a hopeful future. The four end up devising a new plan that will help everyone get what they want. But do we ever really know what we want?
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For much of the twentieth century, plays and musicals would be written, cast, costumed, rehearsed, and then taken “on the road” for the production to be tried out before opening on Broadway. That model has gone away, in today’s theatre and our interconnected world, new methods have been developed to bring new plays to the stage. Playwrights Ken Weitzman, Iris Dauterman, Nathan Alan Davis, and Kelly P. Lusk will discuss the various ways new works are created and produced in the twenty-first-century American theatre. They will also discuss the three world premieres taking place at the IU Theatre, Iris's Trigger Warning, Nathan’s The Art of Bowing and Kelly’s Lacy and Ashley Live In A Trailer Now.
Catherine Bustos (Farah)
Josh Krause (Enoch)
Ian Martin (Akwasi)
Rob Heller (Director)
Nathan Davis (Playwright)
Merle Palmer (Stage Manager)
Todd Aulwurm (Kevin)
Joe Cadiff (Jimmy)
Courtney Lucien (Lacy)
Andrea Mellos (Ashley)
Dale McFadden (Director)
Kelly Lusk (Playwright)
Helen Cappannelli (Stage Manager)
Justina Anigbo (Grace)
Juliet Barrett (Marlene)
Elaine Cotter (Alice)
Alex Goodman (Helen)
Emily Harpe (Anita)
Nancy Lipschultz (Director)
Iris Dauterman (Playwright)
Topher Rohrer (Stage Manager)
Sandy Everett (Technical Director)
Meghan Potter (Assistant Technical Director)
Henry A. McDaniel III (Voice, Texts, Dialects)
Adam McLean (Movement and Fight Choreographer)