By Jeremy geragotelis
Creative Team
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Playwright/Composer/Music Director | JEREMY GERAGOTELIS

Jeremy Geragotelis is a playwright and composer originally from Connecticut and currently completing an MFA in playwriting at the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Their theater work includes The Preparation to the Death of Mary Dyer (KCACTF Musical Theater Award, 2021), Doctor Vysarius (composer; libretto by Steven Glavey), and An Unsettled Body (directed by Kenneth Collins).

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Ann Kreitman is a second-year MFA candidate in directing. Ann has presented work in Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia, with an artistic focus of using theatre to share queer history. She is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer's Society and formerly served as the co-artistic director of (re)discover theatre. Her portfolio can be seen at In addition to her work at the University of Iowa, she is the associate director of the LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library. 

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Scenic/Costume Designer | KAELEN NOVAK

Kaelen Novak is a second-year MFA student pursuing costume and scenic design here at the University of Iowa. They recently costumed productions of England's Splendid Daughters, Letters from Cuba, small hours, Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me ListenEffective, and An Unsettled Body at the University of Iowa, along with scenic designing last year's Iowa New Play Festival show, Blue Whale Variations. They are excited to continue staging theatre productions in person and looks forward to designing more for UI in the future and to explore this new world of theatre in the Post-Covid era.

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Lighting Designer | JULIA CORBETT*

Julia Corbett is an entertainment designer, with most of their work in lighting and sound design. Their key design credits at the university include lighting and sound design for Where Are You Going, Holler Greene?, sound design for Bigfoot Takes A Walk, and lighting design for All the Yellows. They also served as the assistant lighting designer on the mainstage production Three Sisters and The Iowa Director's Festival. 

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Emily Berkheimer graduated from the University of Iowa in fall 2021 with a bachelor's degree in informatics, a Certificate in Public Digital Arts, and minors in art and theatre arts. In her time at the university, she designed media for Smile Medicine, associate designed String, programmed for H.M.S. Pinafore, and assistant media designed for Iowa Directors Festival, Blue Whale Variations, and Trapped in the Folds. Emily is continuing work with UIowa XR Studio and Media Clown. 

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Margo Skornia is a second-year MFA dramaturg from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She served previously as the dramaturg for small hours. She sends her deepest gratitude to the creative team, her family, and her partner.

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Stage Manager | JORDAN JONES

Jordan “J.J.” Jones is a first-year MFA stage management candidate from Clarksville, Tennessee. She previously served as the assistant stage manager for Smile Medicine in the fall and as the stage manager for Gwenevere this past February. She has greatly enjoyed working with this creative cast and artistic team and is pleased to finally present it to an audience. Many thanks to the IT'S LIKE RIDING A BIKE troupe and the many people who have supported her. Enjoy the show!

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Assistant Director | DEMI MAKEIG*

Demi Makeig (they/them/theirs) is a fourth-year undergraduate student in the theatre arts program with minors in creative writing and entrepreneurship. They are a comedian, director, performer, and playwright. Recent work includes Letters from Cuba (Iowa Directors Festival) and Control (Ten-Minute Play Festival). They would like to thank Ann Kreitman and Jeremy Geragotelis for the opportunity and Jordan Jones for her leadership. They perform standup comedy in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines—check them out! @demimakeig 

Assistant Media Designer | HALLIE PATTERSON
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Assistant Stage Manager | TED BUCKLEY


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