Past shows & events
August 10th-12th, Walker Building, Waterloo Community Playhouse
By all accounts, our premier show — Diana Son’s Stop Kiss, a definite boundary-pusher — was an undoubted success: 2/3 of theatre patrons were “new to the local scene,” opening night sold out, and fundraising and ticket sales brought in $7,000.
But more importantly, 75% of tech leads were not men. 100% of the stage crew were area youth. Female author, female leads. A transgender director. And the story itself was a bold take on sexuality, love, violence, and self-discovery.
In the next room, or the vibrator play
October 18th, Hearst Center for the Arts
Sarah Ruhl’s classic, In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play was put on in collaboration with the Hearst Center for the Arts as part of their Red Herring Readers Theatre series. The one-night-only event brought in 139% of full capacity.
Additionally, photography from the show is hanging at the Marin Gallery, in Waterloo, from January 18th to February 14th. All photographs — printed and framed — are available for sale.
so i could be macbeth
March 5th, Hearst Center for the Arts
A night of songs and monologues (at the Hearst Center for the Arts) performed by actors who would never otherwise get cast in the given role thanks to their age, gender, or race. These pieces may help us all see wider definitions of what it means to be [insert label here] — and that our current definitions are too small.