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Englert’s weekly ‘Stages’ performance to feature Iowa City singer-songwriter Sean Tyler

Englert’s weekly ‘Stages’ performance to feature Iowa City singer-songwriter Sean Tyler

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter September 8, 2021

For many musicians born and raised in Iowa City, playing at the Englert Theatre, whether live or virtually, is a dream come true. For Iowa City singer-songwriter Sean Tyler, this is accurate. On Wednesday,...

The new mural in the University of Iowa’s Currier Residence Hall is seen on Sept. 2, 2021.

New mural tells story of first five Black women to integrate UI residence halls

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor September 7, 2021

In fall 1946, Virginia Harper became one of the first non-white-passing Black women to integrate a University of Iowa residence hall. Now, an image of her face appears alongside the faces of four other...

The Riverside Theatre website displays information for the play The Kreutzer Sonata on Thursday, July 29.

Riverside Theatre collaborates with remote artists for first radio play

Jenna Post, Summer Arts Editor August 4, 2021

From online to outdoors, Riverside Theatre is no stranger to presenting theater through non-traditional mediums. This Sunday, Riverside will make its radio debut with the premiere of The Kreutzer Sonata:...

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UI printmaking fellow Elena Smyrniotis’s vision of ice: more than a frozen display

Bruce Bartlam, Jr., News Reporter July 21, 2021

Elena Smyrniotis said the town she was born in, Ufa, Russia, was a frozen, industrial wasteland throughout her childhood. “The skyline was littered with smokestacks. There was a huge oil refinery,”...

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University of Iowa gains Broadway actress Caroline Clay as professor

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter June 29, 2021

The University of Iowa added a Broadway and television actress as its next lead acting professor on June 16. Caroline Clay was born in Washington, D.C., and has performed in numerous Broadway shows,...

The new mural at Studio 13 in downtown Iowa City is seen on June 16, 2021.

Studio 13 gains new eye-catching mural painted by UI Alum and IC local Ali Hval in time for Pride month

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter June 22, 2021

Studio 13 received a new mural painted by UI alum and local Iowa City artist Ali Hval last week. The mural features an array of colors that complement the six rainbow dots on the front of Studio 13’s...

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UI Theatre and Cinematic Arts departments reflect on centering diversity in their programs

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter April 27, 2021

This year, Cinematic Arts and Theatre faculty at the University of Iowa launched two new series, “Black Lives on Screen” and “Borderless,” which aim to showcase diverse perspectives in the...

Cast members rehearse while curtains drape over the stage during a dress rehearsal of “Ascend,” in the Mabie Theatre at the Theatre Building on March 31, 2021. “Ascend”, directed by Margarita Blush and written/created by the cast and creative team, explores the growth of individuals, especially after the pandemic. There will be a virtual performance of “Ascend” on April 28, 2021.

UI Theatre Department closes season with original show, ‘Ascend’

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter April 11, 2021

Before the curtains close for the University of Iowa Theatre Arts Department’s spring 2021 season, a unique show will take the stage — a completely student-written, original production called Ascend,...

Choral Conducting doctoral student Kreg Godfrey conducts the University Choir at the Voxman Music Building on March 25, 2021.

UI School of Music keeps live music-making possible with strict COVID-19 protocols

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter March 29, 2021

One year ago, students within the University of Iowa School of Music performed concerts for live audiences. Now, they’re performing for cameras. After UI classes shifted online in March 2020,...

Actors Steven Willis, Branden Shaw and Kate Anderson perform in Before the Park on Thursday, March 10, 2021. Before the Park is set in the predominantly black community of Seneca Village as its citizens are being forced to flee so New York City can build Central Park over their land.

The people behind the production: Tech for UI’s mainstage share how theater has changed during the pandemic

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter March 16, 2021

In a normal year, a typical rehearsal at the University of Iowa Theatre Building consists of the director working up close with the actors, stage managers and crew members. All of them would move freely...

Photo Illustration by Raquele Decker.

Writers’ Workshop alum shares writing process and inspiration for bestselling novel, ‘Such a Fun Age’

Maddie Johnston, Arts Reporter March 2, 2021

Awkward situations, racist remarks, and class in America; these are all aspects of modern culture that author Kiley Reid wanted to explore when she began writing her 2019 debut novel, Such a Fun Age, a...

Co-hosts of The Flavorcast Jacob Ohrt (left) and Brillian Qi-Bell (right) pose with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. (Contributed)

UI alumni and student create Ben and Jerry’s-themed podcast

Madison Lotenschtein, Arts Editor February 16, 2021

Elijah Jones and Jacob Ohrt could be described as Ben and Jerry’s fanatics. The University of Iowa alumni and best friends grew up discussing the latest flavors, packaging, and intertwined social-justice...

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