Losing Faith by Rachel Wade
Creative Team of Losing Faith
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Playwright and Director | RACHEL WADE

Rachel Wade is a fourth year theatre arts major from Des Moines, IA, with focuses in acting, directing, and playwriting. Her past roles include Keller in Colic by SP O’Brien, Jaycee in Rebecca Gilman’s Twilight Bowl, and an ensemble member in the 2020 Summer Partnership in the Arts. She also directed a workshop production of her play Taurus Sun/Aries Moon this past January. She is grateful for this team and the opportunity to create theatre in these uncertain times.

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Dramaturg | MEG MECHELKE

Meg Mechelke is a second-year student from Sartell, MN. She is studying English/creative writing and theatre arts, with a minor in Spanish.

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Stage Manager | MARIANA TEJEDA

Mariana Tejeda graduated virtually last May from the MFA in Stage Management and is now starting a new MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish across the river. Thanks to COVID-19 she got to spend the whole summer doing Zoom Theatre with her friends in Mexico without leaving Iowa. Not all is lost ;)

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Michael Francis (BFA) is a graduate acting candidate at the University of Iowa. Regional Credits include:  Edward Bloom/Big Fish, Dan/Next to Normal, Chauvelin/The Scarlet Pimpernel, J. Pierpont Finch/How To Succeed In Business…, Tarzan/Tarzan: The Musical, The Duke/Big River, Virgil/Bus Stop, John Utterson/Jekyll & Hyde, Chebutykin/The Three Sisters, and The Snail with the Mail from A Year with Frog and Toad.