Iowa New Play Festival Production Team

Below is a list of those individuals who have dedicated their time and talents to the entire Iowa New Play Festival 2023. Many thanks to these individuals!

Title Name
Production Stage Manager Melissa Turner
Artistic Director Art Borreca
DEO, Department of Theatre Arts Mary Beth Easley
Director of Theatre Bryon Winn
Festival Production Director R. Eric Stone
Advisors (Playwriting) Meredith Alexander, Art Borreca, Dare Clubb, Megan Gogerty, Lisa Schlesinger
Advisors (Design) Loyce Arthur†, Mark Bruckner, R. Eric Stone
Advisors (Directing) Mary Beth Easley
Advisors (Acting) Paul Kalina§, Caroline Clay
Advisors (Stage Management) Melissa Turner§
Resident Music Director Mark Bruckner
Movement Director Paul Kalina§
Vocal Director Mary Mayo
Festival Production Assistant Emma Merkes*
Production Director Rick Loula
Assistant Production Director Jenny Hall
Theatre Arts Technical Director Jonathan Stoner
Festival Technical Director & Scene Shop Supervisor Robert Durham
Master Carpenter Eric Hansen
Carpenters Olivia Ahrens*, Ted Buckley, Molly Costello*, Connor Muston*, Jasper Rood*
Props Artisan Gina Smothers
Props Assistant Emily Arvidson*
Props Storage Manager Piper Wiley*
Scenic Charge Artist Joan Newhouse
Assistant Scenic Artist Bethany Kasperek
Scenic Painters Blake LaVanchy*, Emma Runestad*, Tamara-Jo Shaapherder*, Nick Vogt*
Electrics Supervisor Josh Nathanson
Audio/Video Supervisor Rachel Duncan
Audio Assistant Bri Atwood
Audio/Video Technicians Nashali Cruz*, Colten Langfitt
Costume Shop Manager Megan A. Petkewec
Costume Fabricator Jessica Smith
Costume Assistants Grace Donohue*, Audrey Eastin, Jay Huff*, Annelies Knight*, Skid Krommendyk*, Virginia Muturi*
Scheduling and Facilities Manager Katie McClellen
Administrative Services Coordinator Kelly Walsh
Marketing Manager Kayla Schindler
Marketing Assistant Jordan Jones
House Managers Makenna Richter*, Abby Myroth*, Natia Zembroski*, Megan Miskovic*, Emilia Hughes*, Sydney Joos*, Zhenya Loughney*, Chris Hunley


*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.