The Department of Theatre Arts is bringing back the Iowa Directors Festival after a short hiatus. The festival gives our MFA directing candidates the opportunity to work collaboratively with a design team to present a work in a festival setting. Each of these projects are mentored by the head of MFA directing, Mary Beth Easley. The festival will be presented over the course of two weeks and will include the following works:

Week #1 (February 3–5)

Letters from Cuba by María Irene Fornés, directed by Natalie Villamonte Zito
small hours by Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime, directed by Sarah Gazdowicz

Week #2 (February 10–12)

Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams, directed by Kenneth Collins
England's Splendid Daughters written and directed by Ann Kreitman