by Marisela treviño orta
directed by natalie villamonte zito
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Sara Alvidrez is a second-year Theatre Arts major from Illinois. Her previous performances at the University of Iowa include Smile Medicine (Angel) and I Saw You/New Person (Lucille). Most recently, she assistant directed the gallery performance Rockabye. Sara is incredibly honored to be a part of this production and highly encourages audience members to check out the dramaturgical display located in the lobby. She would also like to extend the utmost gratitude to the cast and creative team for their efforts. And lastly, a special s/o to her roommates Sydney and Mia for tolerating her theatrical shenanigans.  

Kathleen Guerrero


Kathleen M. Guerrero is a second-year MFA Acting Candidate from Crystal City, Texas. She is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin’s Theatre and Dance Department. Her recent credits include The Bacchae directed by Sarah Gazdowicz, England’s Splendid Daughters by Ann Kreitman, This Is Life by Frances Garnett and Kathleen Guerrero, La Ruta by Issac Gomez, Three to Five Days by Olivia Clement, and much more. She would like to thank her friends, family, and faculty for helping her get to where she is now. Gracias por todo! 

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Orlando Lopez (he/him/his) is a graduate Acting student at the University of Iowa. Hailing from Hialeah, a suburb of Miami, Orlando completed his BFA in Acting from the University of Central Florida. After receiving his BFA, he worked with the Cherokee Historical Association (Unto These Hills 2019 & 2021), Warner Bros./Rail Events (Polar Express: Ft. Lauderdale), Juggernaut Theatre (Miami Motel Stories), and Riverside Theatre (Henry V). He thanks his parents and his friends for their endless support. 

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Madeline Rodriguez (she/her/hers) is a freshman majoring in Theater and Ethics & Public Policy. Originally from Georgetown, Texas, her work and training includes Zach Scott Theater (Austin), Zilker Theater (Austin), Georgetown Palace Theater (Georgetown), and various commercial and independent film projects. In her first semester she played the role of Maria in Mother:Knife. She is deeply honored to work on such a meaningful piece alongside this talented cast and creative team. She dedicates this performance to her family from San Luis Potosí.

Nat Payan

Socorro | NAT PAYAN*

Nat Payan (they/he) is a third-year Theatre Arts student at the University of Iowa. This is their second production at the University of Iowa - their first being CO/OP as Carter. In the past, Nat has worked with other theatres including History Boy Theatre Company (Young Frankenstein, Schoolhouse Rock!) and Greene County Community Players (Clue: The Musical, Bigfoot Monologues). Nat has loved every single second of this amazing process, and they feel incredibly honored to be involved in delivering such an important message that hits so close to home. They’d also like to thank their castmates and crew for everything they've done to make this show happen.  

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Dajzané Meadows- Sanderlin is a second-year MFA actor at the University of Iowa. She received her B.A. in Theater with a concentration in Acting from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Her most recent productions include The Bacchae: A Tragedy in One Act (from Kneehigh Theatre), BLKS, Gwenevere, and Three to Five Days. Dajzané would like to thank the cast and crew for this wonderful process and her family and friends for their support and love!  

Johan Avila

Señor Fillmore/Chorus | JOHAN AVILA*

Hello there, I'm a pizza chef from NYC, pursuing Computer Science at the University of Iowa. I enjoy all forms of arts, including writing, sketching, painting, and of course, theater. During the summers, I work as a camp counselor teaching kids how to make all sorts of food. Inspired by Little Shop of Horrors to take on theater, I hope to be able to do more productions once I graduate! I don't want to be a big star, I'd simply be more than happy doing more local productions and seeing where it takes me. 

Luis Avalos

Officer/Chorus/Carlos understudy | LUIS AVALOS*

Luis Avalos is a first-year student at the University of Iowa from Tama, Iowa. He is currently pursuing his degree in Communication Studies and Theatre Arts on the musical theatre track. While at the University of Iowa, he has also performed as the Confectioner in Rockabye. Some of his favorite past productions include Into the Woods, Noises Off!, and M*A*S*H. He would like to thank the cast and production team for giving him this opportunity and for the journey that they shared with this show. 

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Jason Vernon is in his first year at the University of Iowa with a major in Theatre Arts and minor in Spanish. This is Jason’s second production with the University of Iowa Theatre Department; he was first seen in The Bacchae last fall. Jason is honored to work with such a brilliant cast and crew to bring such an important story to life.

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Andrew Lindsay is a second-year student at the University of Iowa studying Communication Studies and Theater Arts on the Musical Theater track. This is Andrew’s fourth production at the University and has previously participated in the shows Gwenevere, And Then, and Journey to the Lovely Empire. Andrew continues to strive for excellence in the theater arts by embracing his God-given talent as an actor. Andrew would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for their everlasting support as he reaches for the stars!  

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Blanca Gomez/Chorus | SAVANNAH MAZAS*

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*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.