iowa directors festival
Stage management Team
Dylan Nicole Martin

Production Stage Manager/Calling Stage Manager | DYLAN NICOLE MARTIN

Dylan Nicole Martin is a second-year stage management MFA student. Dylan's foci in the rehearsal room include accessibility, empathy, and empowerment. Dylan wants to acknowledge that their learning at the University of Iowa takes place on the occupied land of the sovereign Native tribes who continue to live and thrive in Iowa. For a full list of these tribes, please read the University of Iowa Acknowledgement of Land and Sovereignty. Black Lives Matter.

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Rehearsal Stage Manager/Performance Assistant Stage Manager | DOROTHY CRAVEN

Dorothy Craven is a second-year theatre arts major from Chicago. This is her fifth show at Iowa having previously stage managed for Just For Fun, foreclosure, Symphony, and Three to Five Days. She is so grateful to be part of an amazing stage management team with Dylan, Hallie, and Meg! She would also like to thank Melissa for being an amazing advisor and helping her get more involved in stage management!

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Assistant Stage Manager/Assistant to the Production Stage Manager | MEG MECHELKE

Meg Mechelke is a third-year student studying theatre arts and creative writing. Her recent credits at the university include Queer Horror Festival, Symphony, and HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING.

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Week #2 Stage Manager/Rehearsal Stage Manager | HALLIE "LEE" PATTERSON

Hallie Patterson  is an artist in Iowa's MFA stage management program. You may have previously seen her work on Iowa's stages in Our Lady of 121st Street (Stage Manager) and Ascend (Assistant Stage Manager). She is very grateful to work on the Iowa Directors Festival and hopes you enjoy the show!


Melissa L.F. Turner will be the calling stage manager for Letters from Cuba and small hours.