6 by 6 by Keith Josef Adkins, Kim Euell, Micah Ariel James, Anton Jones, and Levy Lee Simon
Creative Team of 6 by 6: Collected Perspectives on Social Justice
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Scenic and Media Designer | R. ERIC STONE

For the University of Iowa, Eric’s designs include Orlando, The Crucible, Rome Sweet Rome, American Idiot, and Luck of the Irish, as well as advising 150+ student productions. Eric has designed productions in California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Utah, and Wisconsin, with work touring to New York and beyond. In 2019, Eric designed productions for Madison Opera, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and Great River Shakespeare Festival. BA, Lewis & Clark College; MFA, Ohio University; United Scenic Artists 829.  www.rericstone.com

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Costume Designer (Princeton Junction and #Masks) | BETHANY KASPEREK

Bethany Kasperek is a second-year MFA student at the University of Iowa. Bethany is a costume designer and scenic designer/painter. At Iowa Bethany's credits include costume design for Bonnets (How Ladies of Good Breeding are Induced to Murder), scenic design for Three Sisters, and art director for Breath Behind The Mask. She is excited to be working on this project and can't wait for you to see it!

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Costume Designer (A Refugee in Detroit and The Honey War) | ALASTAIR SIGALA RAMIREZ

Alastair Sigala Ramirez was born and raised in Amarillo, TX. He received his Associates in Theatre from Amarillo College and his BA from Texas Wesleyan University. He is a first-year design graduate focusing in costumes and lighting. Previous work includes puppet design for Avenue Q, costume design for The Hostage, and lighting design for Tartuffe at Texas Wesleyan University, as well as costume design for Mirette and Abyssina with Lyric Stage. He is a USITT member and wants to say Black Lives Matter and wear a mask.

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Costume Designer (Into the Night) | AELLA ROSE-HILL*

Aella Rose-Hill is a fourth-year undergraduate student getting their BA in theatre arts with a minor in film. They've most recently been the lead costume designer for Perils of the Flowerbed, Palanquin, Colic, and The Addam's Family with Southwest Community Theatre. Aella will be the costume designer for Margarita Blush's devised work in the spring as part of UI's 2020-2021 mainstage season.

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Lighting Designer and Director of Photography | BRYON WINN

Bryon is a professor of design and Director of Theatre for the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Iowa. He has designed lighting and scenery for theatre, dance, and corporate events. This includes over 40 premiere productions of new plays.
His theatre design work has been seen at Portland Stage Company, Trinity Rep, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Axis Theatre, Intersection for the Arts, Miranda Theatre Company, Utah Musical Theatre, Cornell College, Middlebury College, Riverside Theatre and Iowa Summer Rep.

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Composer/Sound Designer/Musician | MARK BRUCKNER

Mark Bruckner is a New York Innovative Theater and Audelco Award-winning composer, musician, sound artist ,and a Henry Hewes American Theatre Wing design nominee. Known for his work in new play development, musical theatre adaptations and revivals, and the development of wearable sound technology for production, he has received commissions from off-Broadway, regional theaters, colleges, and producing organizations across the US. At the 2019 International Saison de Theatre Insolite in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, sponsored by Les Sage Fous Theatre, he recently presented the world premiere performance of Body Concert, featuring an electro-acoustic scoreand ambisonic sound design for the work of master puppeteer, Kevin Augustine of the Lone Wolf Tribe. Now a Visiting Professor of Theatre Arts, Mark is honored to be collaborating with the artists who are bringing these vital stories to life. For further listening,visit www.markbruckner.net.

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Stage Manager (Princeton Junction, The Honey War#Masks) | SPENCER CLOUSE §

Spencer Clouse is a third-year stage management MFA candidate. UI productions: Hit the Wall and Love and Information (Stage Manager). Regional: Forbidden Broadway and The Sound of Music (The Gateway, PSM), Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Sally Struthers and Valerie Harper and Anything Goes starring Sally Struthers and Andrea McArdle (Ogunquit Playhouse, PA). National Tour: The Producers (Swing Tech/Deck Carpenter), Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Head of Props 2015 & 2016). Proud member of Actors Equity.

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Stage Manager (A Refugee in Detroit) | OLIVIA LESLIE

Olivia Leslie is thrilled to be back after graduating from the University of Iowa with a theatre arts major and a GWSS minor this past May. Past credits include at UI: Breath Behind the Mask (SM), Orlando (SM), Blackberry: a Burial (SM), Found (SM), Agnes in Green (SM), Sunday in the Park with George (ASM), The Age of Innocence (ASM). Riverside Theatre: Stages (SM), Straight White Men (SM), Henry IV (ASM).

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Stage Manager (Into the Night) | JENNIFER SANDGATHE

Jennifer Sandgathe is a third-year MFA student studying stage management. During her time here at University of Iowa, she has worked on Three Sisters, Carmen, 2 pm in Faith, Nebraska, The Wolves, and Northanger Abbey. She is grateful for the opportunity to work on this unique project with such a wonderful team before she graduates this spring.

Taylor Leigh Jackson

Assistant Stage Manager (Princeton Junction, The Honey War, #Masks) | TAYLOR LEIGH JACKSON

6 by 6 is Taylor Jackson's inaugural production as a stage management MFA candidate at University of Iowa. Select credits include The Nutcracker Tour (ASM – 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016), The Wizard of Oz, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Cleopatra with American Midwest Ballet; Indecent, Nureyev’s Eyes, and Bad Jews with BLUEBARN; Opera Outdoors (ASM – 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013), Cosi Fan Tutte (PA), with Opera Omaha. Proud member of IATSE Local 42.

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Assistant Stage Manager (A Refugee in Detroit and Into the Night) | KYLE SCHINDLER *

Kyle Schindler is a senior studying theatre arts, with interest in stage management and acting. Previous credits include Orlando, Blackberry: a Burial, and Henry IV, Part 1. He would like to thank Melissa Turner for her infinite wisdom and guidance, Olivia Leslie for reuniting the dream team, and the graduate SMs for their insight and mentorship.

Audio Engineer | BRI ATWOOD

Video Editor (A Refugee in Detroit) | ERIC FREESE

Video Editor (Into the Night) | CHELSEA JUNE

Video Editor (#Masks) | NICK COSO

Video Editor (The Honey War) | MICHAEL FRANCIS

Video Editor (Princeton Junction) | JOSH BUSCHE


*Undergraduate student. The Department of Theatre Arts is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.
§Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.